My research focuses on governance in conflict-affected areas, or in areas where the state is only weakly present, particularly in Central and Eastern Africa. I am currently working on the following issues: i) informal revenue collection and taxation among the Congolese police; ii) rebel movements in Central Africa, particularly the LRA and ADF in the Democratic Republic of Congo; iii) wildlife crime, and particularly ivory trade in Central and Eastern Africa.
My other research interests are ‘hybrid governance’ and public services in so-called ‘failed state’s’, informal economy and smuggling.
I can be contacted at kristof.titeca (at) uantwerpen.be
Most of my publications can be accessed here.
My most recent publications:
- Titeca, Kristof and Théophile Costeur (2015) ‘An LRA for everyone. How different actors frame the Lord’s Resistance Army’. African Affairs.
- Titeca, Kristof and Matthew Sebastian (2014) ‘Why did Invisible Children dissolve?’. The Washington Post/Monkey Cage blog, Opinion, 30 December 2014.
- Titeca, Kristof (2014) ‘An “LRA for everyone?” Constructing knowledge of rebel groups’. The Washington Post/Monkey Cage blog, Opinion, 17 December 2014.
- Titeca, K., Atkinson, R. (2014) Why is the US hunting for Joseph Kony? Al Jazeera Op-Ed, 11 May 2014.
- Meagher, K. De Herdt, T., Titeca, K. Unravelling public authority. Paths of hybrid governance in Africa. IS Academy Research Brief 10, March 2014
- Meagher, K., De Herdt, T., Titeca, K. Hybrid Governance in Africa: Buzzword or Paradigm shift? African Arguments, 25 April 2014.
- Twijnstra, R., Hilhorst, T., Titeca, K. (2014) ‘Trade networks and the practical norms of taxation at a border crossing between South Sudan and Northern Uganda’ Journal of Eastern African Studies
- Titeca, K., Flynn, R. (2014) “Hybrid Governance,” Legitimacy, and (Il)legality in the Informal Cross-Border Trade in Panyimur, Northwest Uganda” African Studies Review
- "Governance with empty pockets: the education sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo" in Development and Change (with Tom De Herdt)
- "Everything changes to remain the same? State and tax reform inSouth Sudan" in Journal of Modern African Studies (with Rens Twijnstra)