Oct
23
Tue 4:30 PM

Property and Political Order in Africa: Land Rights and the Structure of Politics

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When: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM  
Where: Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies
1902 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Elizabeth Morrissey  
Group: Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)
Co-sponsor(s): Program of African Studies
Category: Lectures & Meetings

-Catherine Boone, University of Texas Austin (Co-sponsored by the Program of African Studies); Part of the EDGS Speaker Series on Property Rights, Power, and the Rule of Law.

Boone specializes in comparative politics, with an emphasis on theories of political economy and economic development. She has conducted research on industrial, commercial, and land tenure policies in West Africa and East Africa, with research funding from the Social Science Research Council, Fulbright, the World Bank, and the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the University of Texas. Her current research focuses on territorial politics and rural property rights in contemporary Africa.