Professor Elliott Green

Professor Elliott Green

Professor in Development Studies | Programme Co-Director, Development Management

International Development

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English, German
Key Expertise
Ethnicity, Nationalism, African Politics, Political Economy of Development

About me

Elliott Green is Professor in Development Studies in the Department of International Development at the LSE. He is currently a Co-Programme Director for the MSc Development Management and the convener of the MSc Course ‘Key Issues in Development Studies’ (DV442).

Elliott has three main research areas: 1) ethnic politics and national identity in Africa, 2) patronage, clientelism and African development, and 3) the political demography of modern Africa.  He has conducted fieldwork in Uganda, Tanzania and Botswana, and for several years taught a course entitled ‘Poverty and Development’ at the annual LSE-University of Cape Town Summer School. 

His research has published in a variety of academic journals, including the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Modern African Studies, Studies in Comparative International Development and World Development, among others.  He currently sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Development StudiesNations and Nationalism and Regional and Federal Studies, and is a series editor for the book series ‘Politics and Development in Contemporary Africa’ published by the International Africa Institute.  Outside academia he has briefed the British High Commissioner to Uganda twice (in 2008 and 2010) and regularly writes blog entries for a variety of websites.

Expertise Details

Decentralisation; Ethnic Conflict and Ethnic Politics; Land Reform; Local Government and Federalism; Nationalism; Political Demography; Politics and History of Uganda; Sub-Saharan Africa; Urbanization