Articles

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  1. ‘Reconfiguring frontier spaces: The territoriality of resource control.’  (co-authored with M.B. Rasmussen) Forthcoming in World Development
  2. ‘Indirect Recognition. Frontiers and territorialization around Mount Halimun-Salak National Park, Indonesia.’ (co-authored with N.F. Rachman). Forthcoming in World Development
  3. ‘Rule and rupture. State formation through the production of property and citizenship’. Development and Change 47(6), 2016. Pp 1199-1228
  4. ‘Occupied! Property, citizenship, and land in rural Java.’ (co-authored with N.F. Rachman). Development and Change 47(6), 2016. Pp. 1316-37
  5. ‘In a state of slum. Governance in an informal urban settlement in Ghana’ (co-authored with P. Stacey). Journal of Modern African Studies 54(4), 2016. Pp 591-615
  6. ‘On Track. Spontaneous privatization of public urban land in Bandung, Indonesia.’ (co-authored with A. Nurman). South East Asia Research 24(1), 2016. Pp. 41-60
  7. ‘Of what is this a case? Analytical movements in qualitative social science research’. Human Organization 73(3), 2014. Pp. 224-34
  8. ‘The ethics of fruitful misunderstanding.’ Journal of Research Practice 10(2), 2014.
  9. ‘Propriété et citoyenneté. Dynamiques de reconnaissance dans l’Afrique des villes.’ Politique Africaine no. 132, 2013. Pp. 5-25
  10. ‘The past and space. On arguments in African land control.’ Africa 83(1), 2013. Pp. 14-35
  11. ‘Land politics in Africa. Constituting authority over territory, property, and persons.’ (co-authored with C. Boone), Africa 83(1), 2013. Pp. 1-13
  12. ‘Property and citizenship. Conceptually connecting land rights and belonging in Africa.’ Africa Spectrum 46(3), 2011. Pp. 71-75
  13. ‘Fragmented sovereignty. Land reform and dispossession in Laos.’ Journal of Peasant Studies 38(4), 2011. Pp. 885-905
  14. ’New frontiers of land control.’ Journal of Peasant Studies (co-authored with N. Peluso) 38(4), 2011. Pp. 667-81 (re-issued in JPS 40th anniversary issue Greening Agrarian Studies, 2015).
  15. ‘Approaching development – An opinionated review.’ Progress in Development Studies 10(1), 2010. Pp. 19-34
  16. ‘Access and property: A question of power and authority.’ Development and Change 40(1), 2009. Pp. 1-22 (co-authored with T. Sikor).
  17. ‘Re-categorizing “public” and “private” property in Ghana.’ Development and Change 40(1), 2009. Pp. 131-48
  18. ‘Formalisation of land rights: some empirical evidence from Mali, Niger and South Africa.’ Land Use Policy 26(1), 2009.  Pp. 28-35 (co-authored with T. A. Benjaminsen, E. Sjaastad and S. Holden).
  19. ‘Governing access to forests in Northern Ghana. Micro-politics and the rent of non-enforcement.’ World Development 34(11), 2006. Pp. 1887-1906 (co-authored with A. Wardell).
  20. ‘Twilight institutions. An introduction.’ Development and Change 37(4), 2006. Pp. 673-84
  21. ‘Twilight institutions. Public authority and local politics in Africa.’ Development and Change 37(4), 2006. Pp. 685-705 (Republished in African Politics – Major Works, N. Cheesman (ed.), London, Routledge, 2016).
  22. ‘A la marge de la loi et au coeur de la politique locale. Colonisation agraire des forêts classées au Nord Ghana.’ [At the margins of the law and in the heart of local politics. Agricultural colonisation of forest reserves in Northern Ghana] Autrepart no. 30, 2004. Pp. 117-34 (co-authored with A. Wardell)
  23. ‘Bawku is still volatile. Ethno-political conflict and state recognition in Northern Ghana.’ Journal of Modern African Studies 41(4), 2003. Pp. 587-610
  24. ‘Conflicts and contracts in Burkina Faso. Land and local law between state and community.’ Austrian Journal of Development Studies/Journal für Entwicklungspolitik 19(1), 2003.  Pp. 91-106
  25. ‘Formalisation and informalisation of land and water rights in Africa. An introduction.’ European Journal of Development Research 14(2), 2002. Pp. 1-10 (co-authored with T. A. Benjaminsen).
  26. ‘Precarious democratisation and local dynamics in Niger – Micro politics in Zinder.’ Development and Change 32(5), 2001. Pp. 845-69
  27. ‘Seeking certainty and aggravating ambiguity: on property, paper and authority in Niger.’ IDS Bulletin 32(4). 2001. Pp. 47-53
  28. ‘A question of honour. Property disputes and brokerage in Burkina Faso.’ Africa 69(4). 1999. Pp. 575-94
  29. ‘Politics in a Sahelian town. Dori and the art of alliance.’ Danish Journal of Geography vol. 2, 1999. Pp. 15-25
  30. ‘Development and rights. Tempering universalism and relativism.’ European Journal of Development Research 10(2). 1998. Pp. 1-6
  31. ‘Struggles for land and political power. On the politicization of land tenure and disputes in Niger.’ Journal of Legal Pluralism no. 40, 1998. Pp. 1-22
  32. ‘Land use and land right dynamics under conditions of population pressure. Determinants for resource management options in eastern Burkina Faso.’ Human Ecology 26(4). 1998. Pp. 599-620 (co-authored with A. Reenberg)
  33. ‘Legitimacy, land and democracy in Niger.’ Review of African Political Economy, no 71, March 1997. Pp. 99-112
  34. ‘Compétition pour les jurisdictions et manoeuvres politiques au Niger.’ Cahiers Africains nos. 23-24, 1997. Pp. 135-50
  35. ‘Approaching twilight institutions. Analytical dimensions of politico-legal institutions and disputes.’ Forum for Development Research no. 2, 1996. Pp. 353-75