Boone Catherine

Chercheur associé | LSE, Government and International Development

  • London School of Economics
  • London
  • UK

Thématiques de recherche

land policy and politics; political economy; territorial politics; land conflict; East and West Africa

Terrains de recherche

Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, Ghana


Property and Political Order: Land Rights and the Structure of Conflict in Africa. Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics, CUP, Feb. 2014 (416 pages).

Political Topographies of the African State: Territorial Authority and Institutional Choice (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics, 2003). 405 pages.

 Merchant Capital and the Roots of State Power in Senegal, 1930-1985  (Cambridge University Press, 1992).  Paperback edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics, 2006.  299 pages.

"Gathering Authority: Forming States?  Land Struggles in Contemporary Africa" (with Christian Lund), introductory chapter for Special Issue of Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, 83.1 (February) 2013:  1-13.

"Property Regimes and the Structure of Politics," Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, 83.1 (February) 2013: 188-203.

"Ethnic Land Rights in Western Ghana: Landlord-Stranger Relations in the Democratic Era" (with Dennis Duku), Development and Change 43/3 (May) 2012: 671-694.

"Land Conflict and Distributive Politics in Kenya," African Studies Review,  55/1 (April 2012): 75-103.

"Politically-Allocated Land Rights and the Geography of Electoral Violence in Kenya,"  Comparative Political Studies, vol. 44, n. 10 (October 2011): 1311-1342.

"Multiparty Elections and Land Patronage: Zimbabwe and Côte d'Ivoire," with Norma Kriger.  Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, vol. 48, n. 2 (April) 2010: 173-202.

"Electoral Populism Where Property Rights Are Weak: Land Politics in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa," Comparative Politics, 41/2 (January) 2009: 183-201.

 "Property and Constitutional Order: Land Tenure Reform and the Future of the African State," African Affairs 106 (Oct. 2007): 557-86. 

 "Africa's New Territorial Politics: Regionalism and the Open Economy in Côte d'Ivoire," African Studies Review, vol. 50, n. 1 (April 2007): 59-81.