Edouard Bustin

Professor Emeritus

Office: ASC 407
Phone: 617.353.7307
E-mail: ebustin@bu.edu
Education: Lic. Sc. Diplom.,Doct. Droit, University of Liege, Belgium
Areas of Specialization: Comparative Politics, African Studies, International Relations.

Professor Bustin has authored or co-authored several books and monographs dealing with Africa, including Lunda Under Belgian Rule; The Politics of Ethnicity. He has also written many book chapters, encyclopedia entries, journal entries and articles (mostly on Africa) which have been published in the United States, Europe and Africa. He has studied and lived in five European and twelve African countries and is fluent in French, Spanish, Italian and German. Professor Bustin has been a visiting professor or guest lecturer at universities in the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. He has also consulted and prepared reports on higher education and on democratization in Zaire for the Rockefeller Foundation and for USAID. Professor Bustin is the founder and director of the Francophone Africa Research Group (GRAF), and serves as coordinator for the exchange agreement between Boston University and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques at Bordeaux. He is also affiliated with Boston University’s African Studies Center and heads the Francophone Africa Research Group (GRAF).

Professor Bustin regularly taught the following courses:
The Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PO 351)
Government and Politics of Contemporary Africa (PO 565)
Political Systems of Southern Africa (PO 566)
Problems and Issues of Contemporary African (PO 760)
Africa in International Relations (PO/IR 776)
Politics of French-speaking Africa (PO 866)

For more information:
Curriculum Vitae
Francophone Africa Research Group (GRAF)


Books, Monographs, Chapters
1995 Africa Contemporary Record , 1976-1977 & following years through 1989-1990, ed. Colin Legum. London: Rex Collings & New York: Holmes and Meier, 1977 through 1995. Yearly section on Zaïre (ca; 220 p.).

1986 Le Pluralisme aux Etats. Unis. Dakar. (“Incidences politiques du pluralisme culturel: parallèles et contrastes – Etats Unis – Europe- Afrique”: pp. 13-24).

1985 The Middle East Annual. (“Chad: Escalation Leads to Impasse”). New York, pp.159-184.

1982 The Limits of French Intervention in Africa: A Case Study in Applied Neo-Colonialism. Boston: African Studies Center, 26 p.

1979 Education for Development. The National University of Zaïre: A Review. New York: The Rockefeller Foundation, 111 p.

1975 Nuclear Proliferation and the Near-Nuclear Countries, ed. Onkar Marwah & Ann Schulz. (“South Africa’s Foreign Policy Alternatives and Deterrence Needs,” pp. 205-226), Cambridge MA: Ballinger.

1975 Lunda Under Belgian Rule: The Politics of Ethnicity. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 323 p.

1975 African Dimensions: Essays in Honor of William O. Brown, ed. Mark Karp. New York: Africana/Holmes & Meier, (“Government Policy Toward African Cult Movements: A Case Study From Katanga”, pp. 113-136).

1971 Congo-Kinshasa: Guide bibliographique. Brussels: CEDAF, 1971 (2 vol.) 60 & 72 p.

1970 An African Dilemma: Refugees South of the Sahara, ed. H. C. Brooks & Yassin el-Ayouty. Westport, Ct.: Negro Universities Press, (“The Congo”; pp 173-190).

1970 A Study Guide for Congo-Kinshasa. Boston University: Development Research Center, 175 p.

1966 Africa: The Primacy of Politics, ed. Herbert J. Spiro. New York: Random House, (Ch. II: “Soldiers, Bureaucrats and Politicians . . .”; pp. 16-48).

1965 The External Relations of Independent African States. Boston University: Development Research Center, 135 p. (co-authored with C. W. Moyne).

1963 A Select Bibliography of French-Language Sources Dealing with Governmental and Administrative Problems (Africa). Boston University: Development Research Center, 35 p.

1963 Five African States: Responses to Diversity, ed. Gwendolyn Carter. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, (Part I: “The Congo”; pp. 9-159).

1962 Guide des partis politiques africains. Brussels: CRISP & Léopoldville: INEP, 80 p.

1960 Les Institutions internationales. Elizabethville (Lubumbashi): C.P.P.A., 35 p.

1958 La Décentralisation administrative et l’ évolution des structures politiques en Afrique orientale britannique. Liége: Faculté de Droit/Vaillant-Carmanne, 625 p.

1987 “The Foreign Policy of the Republic of Zaïre”; The Annals, (Philadelphia), January, pp. 63-75.

1978 “A New Start for U.S. in Africa?”; The Boston Globe, 30 May.

1978 “The Problem in Zaïre: A Corrupt Regime”; The Christian Science Monitor, 26 May.

1969 “Le Possibilità della politica estera africana”; Lo Spettatore Internazionale (Rome) IV:4-5, pp. 492-502.

1968 “La Politique étrangère des Etats africains: Constantes et variables”; Etudes Congolaises, XI:4, October-December, pp. 62-71.

1968 “Consolidation in the Congo”; Current History 54, no. 318; pp. 83-89 & 115.

1967 “Confrontation in the Congo”; Current History 53, no. 307; pp. 168-174.

1965 “Commentaire de la Constitution congolaise du ler août 1964”, La Croisette (Lubumbashi), August-November, pp. 36.

1964 “Alternatives in the Congo”; The New Leader, 21 December, pp. 13-16.

1964 “After Stanleyville”; Africa Today, XI-10, pp. 5-9.

1963 “Bibliographie générale des articles et ouvrages politiques sur la République du Congo-Léopoldville”; Etudes Congolaises, (special issue, ed. D. Ryelandt).

1960 “Les Etapes de l’émancipation nigérienne”; Civilisations , X:4, pp. 415-445.

1959 “L’Autonomie des universités de l’Etat en Belgique”; Bulletin de l’Association des Amis de l’Université (Liége), no. 3, pp. 3-32.

1959 “Le Rôle des fonctionnaires dans les commissions consultatives mixtes”; Annales de la Faculté de Droit (Liége), vol. I, pp. 19-34 (co-authored with A. Ancion).

1954 “Le Système des jours-amendes et l’exemple scandinave”; Revue de Droit Pénal et de Criminologie, (Brussels), October, 35:1, pp. 39-71.

Encyclopedias & Source Works
The Encyclopedia of Sub-Saharan Africa ,John A. Middleton, ed. (Scribners), “Belgian Colonial Policy”

The New Book of Knowledge (Grolier) , “Zaïre”

The Encyclopedia Americana: Entries under Congo-Kinshasa (1966 & s.); Burundi (1968 & s.); Boma (1968 & s.); Kinshasa (1972 & s.); Lubumbashi (1971 & s.); Luluabourg (1971 & s).

The Encyclopedia of World Biography (NY: McGraw-Hill) 10 biographies of African personalities.

Lands and Peoples of Africa (NY: Collier): “The Democratic Republic of the Congo” (Kinshasha), 20 p.

Worldmark Encyclopedia (NY: Wiley): “Zaïre”, 15. p. (1976).

Collier’s Year Book: Annual review articles, variously 1964-1984: “Africa”; “Colonial and Dependent Areas, Africa”; “Congo-Kinshasa/Zaïre”; “Ghana”; “Guinea”; “Madagascar”; “Tanzania”; “Uganda”.

The Americana Annual: Annual review articles, variously 1966-1978: “Angola”; “Burundi”; “Cape Verde”; “Congo-Brazzaville”; “Congo-Kinshasa/Zaïre”; “Gabon”; “Guinea-Bissau”; “Mozambique”; “Rwanda”.

Reader’s Digest Almanac, 1968: “The Congo”.

Reports, Prefaces, Editorships
1994- Editorship of the bilingual Bulletin du GRAF Newsletter for the Francophone Africa Research Group/Groupe de Recherches sur l’Afrique Francophone (GRAF). Boston, quarterly: 1994-

1991 Prospects for Democratization in Zaire: New Challenges for USAID Programs . Kinshasa (USAID), 50 pp.

1985 Ensemble: Culture et Société , by F. Bustin, R. Comeau & N. Lamoureux. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1985, (3rd ed.): Editorship and additional materials.

1981 “Human Rights in Zaïre”, for The Lawyers’ Committee on International Human Rights, 17 p.

1980 “Supplementary Note on Belgian Aid to Education”, for The Rockefeller Foundation.

1979 “Education for Development: The Bellagio Conference Papers”, The Rockefeller Foundation (section on Zaïre), 10 p.

1960 “Problèmes Africains”: Ch. 8 of L’Europe et le Monde (collected works of Fernand Dehousse), Paris: Pedone.