publications

Timothy Raeymaekers

Monographs

Violent Capitalism and Hybrid Identity in Eastern Congo: Power to the Margins, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press (2016).

Edited volumes

Raeymaekers, T. (2013) The Mediterranean migration frontier, in ACME: an International E-Journal for Critical Geographies.

Korf, B. and Raeymaekers, T. eds. (2013) Violence on the margins: states, conflict, and borderlands, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.

Vlassenroot, K. and Raeymaekers, T., eds. (2004) Conflict and social transformation in Eastern DR Congo, Gent, Academia Press (English and French).

Arnaut, K., Hojbjerg, C. et Raeymaekers, T. (eds.) Gouvernance et ethnographie en temps de crise: de l’étude des ordres émergents dans l’Afrique entre guerre et paix, Politique africaine, n° 111, octobre 2008.

Raeymaekers, T. and Vlassenroot, K. (eds.) governance without government in Africa’s protracted crises, Afrika Focus, 21 n° 2, December 2008 (This edited collection, the outcome of a laborious collective endeavour between the Universities of Ghent, Copenhagen and Davidson College has – notwithstanding its publication in a non-Thompson index journal – generated wide international acclaim for its pioneering reconceptualization of political rule under conditions of protracted armed crisis in Africa (particularly Ivory Coast, DRC, Sudan and Somalia). 

Book chapters

Raeymaekers, T. (2014) The social geography of violent conflict, in: Bruck, T., Justino, P. and Verwimp, P., eds., Micro-level perspective on the dynamics of conflict, violence and development, Oxford and malden, Oxford University Press.

Raeymaekers, T. (2014 forthcoming), Captured in movement: the precarious space of youth displacement in eastern DRC, in Hammar, A., ed., ‘Displacement Economies: Paradoxes of Crisis and Creativity in African Contexts’, London, Zed Books.

Raeymaekers, T. (2012d), The State, the economy and the subaltern: routines of state formation in the Congo-Ugandan borderland, in: Donnan, H. and Wilson, T.M. The Blackwell Companion to Border Studies, Basingstoke: Blackwell.

Raeymaekers, T. (2008a) Verval of orde: naar een nieuwe theorie van “state collapse” in Afrika, in: Doom, R. (ed.) Conflict en Ontwikkeling. Overleven in de grensgebieden van de globalisering, Gent, Academia press, 2008.

Raeymaekers, T. (2008) Conflict and food security in Beni-Lubero, in: Alinovi, L., Hemrich, G., Russo, L. (ed.) Beyond relief. Food security in protracted crises, Bourton on Dunsmore, Practical Action Publishing, 2008.

Vlassenroot, K., Ntububa, S. and Raeymaekers, T. (2008) Food security responses to the protracted crisis context of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in: Alinovi, L., Hemrich, G., Russo, L. (ed.) Beyond relief. Food security in protracted crises, Bourton on Dunsmore, Practical Action Publishing, 2008.

Raeymaekers, T. and Vlassenroot, K., Le politiche di ribellione nell’Ituri. Ordino politico nel “cuore di tenebra”, in: Fiamingo, C. (ed.), Conflitti d’Africa, Roma, Aracne editrice, 2006.

Vlassenroot, K., Ntububa, S. and Raeymaekers, T., Food security responses to the protracted crisis context of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (French and English), report for FAO-Food Security Information for Action, 2006.

Raeymaekers, T., Conflict and food security in Beni-Lubero, (French and English), report for FAO-Food Security Information for Action, 2006.

Vlassenroot, K. and Raeymaekers, T. (2005) ‘Divisez par deux’: conflict and artisan mining in Kamituga (South Kivu), in: Reyntjens, F. and Marysse, S., L’Afrique des Grands Lacs. Annuaire 2004-2005, Paris, L’Harmattan.

Raeymaekers, T., De Verenigde naties en laakbare handelspraktijken in de DR Congo : lessons learned, in: Nauwelaerts, F. (ed.) Bedrijven in Conflictgebieden, Roeselare, Roularta Books, 2004.

Vlassenroot, K. and Raeymaekers, T., le conflit en Ituri, in: Reyntjens, F. and Marysse, S., L’Afrique des Grands Lacs. Annuaire 2002-2003, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2003.

Articles:

a) Peer reviewed in social science index

Raeymaekers, T. (2013) Postwar conflict and the market for protection: the challenges to Congo’s hybrid peace, International Peacekeeping, pp. 1-18.

Raeymaekers, T. (2012) Reshaping the state in its margins. The state, the market and the subaltern on a Central African frontier, in: Critique of Anthropology, vol. 32 no. 3 (September), pp. 334-350 (This article is an agenda-setting paper situated on the edges of political anthropology and geography. It has spiralled wider academic reflection on the linkages between protracted armed conflict and the transformation of political rule in ‘the margins’. As such it bridges the gap between the ethnography of violence and border(land) studies).

Vlassenroot, K. & T. Raeymaekers (2009) Kivu’s intractable security conundrum, in: African Affairs, 108 (432), pp. 475-484.

Raeymaekers, T. (2010) Protection for Sale? War and the transformation of regulation on the Congo-Ugandan Border, in: Development and Change, 41/4, pp. 563-587 (This article, part of a special issue edited by Tobias Hagmann and Didier Peclard) constitutes more or less my introduction to development studies in of its leading journals and with a wide impact among leading scholars in the field).

Raeymaekers, T. and Jourdan, L. (2009) Economic opportunities and local governance on an African frontier. The case of the Semliki Valley (Congo‐Uganda), in: Journal of Eastern African Studies, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp. 317 – 332.

Raeymaekers, T. (2009) The silent encroachment of the frontier: a politics of transborder trade in the Semliki Valley (Congo-Uganda), in: Political Geography, 28/1 (January ), pp. 55-65.

Vlassenroot, K. and Raeymaekers, T. (2004) The politics of rebellion and intervention in Ituri: the emergence of a new political complex? in: African Affairs, Volume 103, n° 412, (July), pp.  385-412 (impact factor 1.336).

b) Peer reviewed

Raeymaekers, T. (2010): Not going home: displaced youth after war, in: Forced Migration Review, 36, pp. 21-22.

Vlassenroot, K. and Raeymaekers, T., Le elezioni nella Repubblica Democratica del Congo: in cammino verso la democrazia? Afriche e Orienti, 3-4/ 2007.

Beneduce, R., Jourdan, L., Raeymaekers, T. and Vlassenroot, K. (2006) Violence with a purpose: exploring the functions and meaning of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo , in: Intervention, the International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counseling in Areas of Armed Conflict, vol. 4/1, pp. 32-46

Vlassenroot, K. and Raeymaekers, T., Transizione verso la pace nella Repubblica Democratica del Congo ?, in: Afriche e Orienti, 2/2005.

Raeymaekers, T., Su contadini e uomini d’affari: l’economia reale del “Grande Nord”, in: Afriche e Orienti, anno VI, n.1-2/2004.

Vlassenroot, K. and Raeymaekers, T., Conflitto a transizione in Congo , dossier Afriche e Orienti, 1-2/2004.

Non-peer reviewed

Korf, B. und Raeymaekers, T. (2012) Geographie der gewalt, in: Geographische Rundschau, 64 (2), pp. 4-11.

Raeymaekers, T. (2011) Forced Displacement and Youth Employment in the Aftermath of the Congo War: From Making a Living to Making a Life, MICROCON Research Working Paper 38 (November), Brighton, Institute for Development Studies.

Raeymaekers, T. (2010) Borders in a ‘‘borderless’’ world, in: Political Geography, 29 (3), pp. 177-181, March, pp. 177-181.

Raeymaekers, T. (2005) The challenges of frail, failing and failed states, in: Studia Diplomatica, vol. LVIII/2, pp. 35-44.

Raeymaekers, T., Collapse or Order? Questioning State Collapse in Africa, Conflict Research Group Working Paper n°1, May 2005.

Vlassenroot, K. and Raeymaekers, T., The Formation of Centres of Power, Profit and Protection. Conflict and Social Transformation in Eastern DR Congo, Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen, January, 2005.

Vlassenroot, K. and Raeymaekers, T., The Formation of New Political Complexes: Dynamics of Conflict in Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo, Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen, October 2003.

Divulgated writings

Raeymaekers, T. (2012) Why history ‘repeats itself’ in eastern DR Congo, in: e-International Relations, 12 December.

Raeymaekers, T. (2009) Osama en de veertig smokkelaars, (Over)leven op de Congolees-Oegandese grens, in: MO*, 28 januari 2009.

Raeymaekers, T. (2007) Sharing the spoils: the reinvigoration of Congo’s political system, in: Politorbis n° 42 (October 2007).

Raeymaekers, T., Network war: an introduction to Congo ’s privatised war economy, Novib, Den Haag, November, 2002 (I still regard this report as my prime contribution to civil society activism in the political ecology of resource conflicts. It has led to several juridical and parliamentary investigations, led to actual arrests and generated a wide public debate about the role of Northern capitalist society in the perpetuation of armed conflict in Subsaharn Africa. It continue to regard this report as a vital source of inspiration in my work). For pdf click here. 

Cuvelier, J, and Raeymaekers, T. (2002) Supporting the war economy in DRC: European companies and the coltan trade, Broederlijk Delen, Brussels. For pdf click here.

Recent Posts

Oro Rosso, Sangue Nero

Invitation to the the first episode of a series of sessions on the Black Mediterranean – a topic amply discussed on these pages.

location: the MET – Bologna,

time: March 25, at 16.30-23.00,

During the meeting we will discuss the working conditions of Black African labourers in South Italy’s tomato fields (particularly Puglia and Basilicata). The workshop will revolve around several tables, each of which will produce a different map of this agricultural frontier.

More info on facebook and on the MET info site (in Italian)

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