Professor of Comparative Politics
Office: CON 6.04, Connaught House
Office Hours: Tuesday 12:30-14:30 (by appointment via LSE for You)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5153
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Catherine Boone joined the LSE as Professor of Comparative Politics in 2013. She holds a BA from the University of California, and Ph.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Professor Boone is currently serving on the steering committee of the American Political Science Association's Africa Initiative and the Advisory Board of the Social Science Research Council's African Peacebuilding Network, as well as numerous editorial boards and committees.
She currently (2014-2016) Chairs the Political Economy Organized Section of the American Political Science Association.
Property rights and development
Territorial politics and political geography in state- and institution-building
Land tenure and land use policy
Institutional approaches to political explanation and their critics
Subnational political analysis
African political economy
Land politics in post-conflict settings.
MT: DV435, African Political Economy
LT: Comparative Politics/ Comparative Political Economy Research Seminar (with David Soskice)
Boone, Catherine (2015) "Land Regimes and the Creation of Ethnicity: Evidence from Tanzania," Comparative Politics (October): 67-84
Boone, Catherine (2014) Property and Political Order in Africa: Land Rights and the Structure of Politics. Cambridge University Press
Boone, Catherine (2013) "Property Regimes and the Structure of Politics," Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, 83.1 (February) 188-203
Boone, Catherine (2012) "Ethnic Land Rights in Western Ghana: Landlord-Stranger Relations in the Democratic Era" (with Dennis Duku), Development and Change 43/3 (May) 671-694.
Boone, Catherine (2011) "Politically-Allocated Land Rights and the Geography of Electoral Violence in Kenya," Comparative Political Studies, vol. 44, n. 10 (October) 1311-1342
Boone, Catherine (2010) "Multiparty Elections and Land Patronage: Zimbabwe and Côte d'Ivoire," with Norma Kriger. Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, vol. 48, n. 2 (April) 173-202
Boone, Catherine (2009) "Electoral Populism Where Property Rights Are Weak: Land Politics in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa," Comparative Politics, 41/2 (January) 183-201
Boone, Catherine (2003) Political Topographies of the African State: Territorial Authority and Institutional Choice. Cambridge University Press
Boone, Catherine (1993) Merchant Capital and the Roots of State Power in Senegal. Cambridge University Press