Catherine Boone is Professor of Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a political scientist interested in patterns conducted research on industrial, commercial, and land tenure policies in West Africa, where her work has been funded by the SSRC, Fulbright, the World Bank, and the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and the ACLS, and the Long Chair in Democratic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
I am interested in supervising PhD students working on land politics in African countries, including titling and registration, land demarcation and allocation, and land tenure regime preferences and effects. Some of the interactions between these dynamics and subnational unit creation, historical borders and internal boundaries, patterns of spatial inequality, electoral systems and electoral politics, and regional redistribution regimes are especially interesting and ripe for research. These issues also intersect with problems of agriculture, migration and citizenship, rural modes of production and labor regimes, and I would also be interested in working with students who have interests in these areas in Africa, Asia, S. Asia, or the Americas.
My LSE PhD students in 2017-2018 are: Mcdonald Lewanika (GV, with Omar McDoom), 2015+ Nicolai Schulz (ID), 2015+ Carolin Dieterle (ID), 2016+ Issac Harkuna (ID), 2017-18 (MRes) Yuezhou Yang (ID), 2017+ Musa Kpaka (ID, with Elliott Green), 2017-2018 (MRes)
Catherine Boone Professor of Comparative Politics London School of Economics and Political Science Depts. of Government and International Development Connaught House, Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE UK firstname.lastname@example.org
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