Filip Reyntjens

Filip Reyntjens is a Professor Emeritus of Law and Politics at the University of Antwerp and Founder of Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), also at the University of Antwerp. He received his law degree from the University of Antwerp.

Professor Reyntjens researches contemporary African history with an emphasis on the functioning of different regime types. He has written on topics such as hybrid governance in the Congo borderlands, the relationship between aid and authoritarianism in Sub-Sahara Africa, and the quality of democracy in East Africa.

Representative Publications

Reyntjens, Filip. “Institutional Engineering, Management of Ethnicity, and Democratic Failure in Burundi.” Africa Spectrum 51.2 (2016): 65-78.

Reyntjens, Filip. “(Re-) imagining a reluctant post-genocide society: the Rwandan Patriotic Front’s ideology and practice.” Journal of Genocide Research 18.1 (2016): 61-81.

Reyntjens, Filip. “Regulation, taxation and violence: the state, quasi-state governance and cross-border dynamics in the Great Lakes Region.” Review of African Political Economy41.142 (2014): 530-544.

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