1.  Nine-Tenths of the Law. On Legitimation, Legalisation and Land Struggles in Indonesia. (in progress)
  2. Local Politics and the Dynamics of Property in Africa. Cambridge/New York, Cambridge University Press, 2008 (pk 2010).
  3. Law, Power and Politics in Niger – Land Struggles and the Rural Code. Hamburg/New Brunswick: LIT Verlag/Transaction Publishers. 1998.
  4. Niger – En politisk økonomisk oversigt [Niger – a political and economic overview], Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1997.

Edited books and journals:

  1. Frontiers: The Territorialization of Resource Control. Special issue of World Development (co-edited with M. B. Rasmussen). Forthcoming
  2. Rule and Rupture. State Formation Through the Production of Property and Citizenship. Special issue of Development and Change 47(6), 2016 (co-edited with M. Eilenberg). Book edition with: Wiley, London, 2017.
  3. Propriété et citoyenneté dans l’Afrique des villes. Special issue of Politique Africaine. (co-edited with E. Hahonou) no. 132, 2013.
  4. Land Politics in Africa. Constituting Authority over Territory, Property, and Persons. Special issue of Africa (co-edited with C. Boone), vol. 83, no. 1, 2013.
  5. New Frontiers of Land Control. Special issue of Journal of Peasant Studies vol. 38, no 4, 2011. (co-edited with N. Peluso). Book edition with: Routledge, London, 2013.
  6. Politics of Possession. Property, Authority, and Access to Natural Resources. Special issue of Development and Change vol. 40, no 1, 2009. (co-edited with T. Sikor). Book edition with: Wiley-Blackwell, London, 2009.
  7. Twilight Institutions. Public Authority and Local Politics in Africa. Special issue of Development and Change vol. 37, no. 4, 2006. Book edition: with Blackwell, London, 2007.
  8. Power, Development and Environment. Special issue of Journal of Transdisciplinary Environmental Studies vol. 4, no. 2, 2005 (co-edited with S. Lund).
  9. Danish Development Policies and the Sahel; Urban Issues; Savannah Forestry; and Water and Pastoral Production Systems. Proceedings of the 15th Danish Sahel Workshop, 6-7- January 2003. Copenhagen University, Copenhagen. (co-edited with S. Lund, K. Juul and R. Harpøth).
  10. Everyday Governance of Land in Africa. Bulletin d’APAD no. 23. 2003, Hamburg, LIT Verlag (co-edited with P.-Y. Le Meur).
  11. Securing Land Rights in Africa. European Journal of Development Research vol. 14. no. 2. 2002. (co-edited with T. A. Benjaminsen). Book edition with Frank Cass, London, 2003.
  12. Negotiating Property in Africa. 2002, Portsmouth, Heinemann. (co-edited with K. Juul).
  13. Politics, Property and Production in the West African Sahel. Approaches to Natural Resources Management. 2001, Uppsala, Nordic Africa Institute/Transaction Publishers (co-edited with T. A. Benjaminsen).
  14. Development and Rights. Negotiating Justice in Changing Societies. Special issue of European Journal of Development Research 10(2), 1998. Book edition with: Frank Cass Publications, London. 1999.
  15. Access, Control and Management of Natural Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa – Methodological Considerations. Occasional Paper: no. 13, International Development Studies, Roskilde. 1994 (co-edited with H.S. Marcussen).