The pilot research project on Land Management under Kenya's New Constitution was funded by the LSE's International Inequalities Insititute. Here is the Working Paper (LSE ID WP 178 link). It is forthcoming in Feb. 2019 in African Affairs with Alex Dyzenhaus, Catherine Gateri, Seth Ouma, James Owino, Achiba Gargule, Jacqueline Klopp, and Ambreena Manji as co-authors.
The African Spatial Political Economy Project (Jan. 2017+) is funded by LSE's RIIF Seed Fund and an ESRC Research Grant supporting our work for 40 months, starting in January 2018. My collaborators are Michael Wahman, Fibian Lukalo of Kenya's NLC, Leigh Gardner, and Andrew Linke. Others now working on the project are Jennifer Kohler, Cristin Fergus, and Viktor Selanius of the LSE, Sandra Joireman and Kimberley Browne of Univ. of Richmond and the Spatial Analysis Lab team at UR (including Griffen Walsh, Lauren Scheffey, and Meg Carroll) and Paddy Makene, Shiela Pamba, and Maureen Jerono of the NLC in Nairobi (pictured below). Ed Goldring joins us at LSE ID as a visitor in MT 2018.
We will present three papers at ASA 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 30-Dec. 1.
The "Vie sociale du certificat foncier" project in Côte d'Ivoire continues in Fall 2018 in collaboration with CERAP in Abidjan.
Originally funded as a LSE STICERD pilot study, this continues as a subproject of the Preferences for Titling stream of the Spatial Inequality project. The pilot resulted in a paper that appears in JMAS 56/2 (2018) as "Shifting visions of property under competing political regimes: Changing uses of Côte d'Ivoire 1998 land law."
The Land Politics Reading Group brings together faculty and students at all levels from across the London institutions to read and discuss issues revolving around the commodification of land. We consider land as an asset (values, speculation, impact of shifting patterns of control on accumulation and inequality); land politics as making and unmaking state-recognized citizen groups and other collectivities; and land and state-building (-decay?) processes that revolve around territorial boundaries, projection of state power, division of territories and related political opportunity (political demobilization) structures, accumulation strategies, and class formation (non-formation). Since LT 2017, Alexandra Hartman of UCL has been co-organizer.
LT Workshop 2018 programme
LT Workshop 2017 programme.
LT Land Politics MSc Dissertation Workshop 27 March 2017 programme