On Democratization and State-Building in Africa

“A Potemkin State in the Sahel?  Travails of Mali’s Construction and Reconstruction,” with Catriona Craven-Matthews.  Work in progress, based on 2014 and 2015 fieldwork, to be presented at the African Studies Association annual meeting, Washington, DC, December 2016.

Briefing: Burkina Faso–The Fall of Blaise Compaoré,” with Marie-Soleil Frère, African Affairs, April 2015.

“Burkina Faso: Limited Decentralization under Tight Oversight,” with Nestorine Sangaré. In Tyler Dickovick and Rachel Riedl (eds.).  Decentralization in Africa.  Lynne Rienner, 2014, 45-68.

Extraversion, Vulnerability to Donors, and Political Liberalization in Africa,” with Caryn Peiffer, African Affairs, July 2012, 111(444):355-378.

Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Africa: Flawed Ideas about Failed States,” with Denis Tull, International Security, 32(4), Spring 2008:106-139.

Primary Commodities and War: Congo-Brazzaville’s Ambivalent Resource Curse,” With James Ron, Comparative Politics, October 2004:61-81.

The Contemporary African State: Neither African nor State,” Third World Quarterly, December 1997 (4):767-775 (review essay).