Associate Professor (with tenure). The Graduate Program, International Political Economy of Resources, Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies, the Colorado School of Mines (Current position).
Research Fellow ( Chercheur associé ) . Centre d'Études d'Afrique Noire, SciencesPo-Bordeaux (Current position).
Visiting Professor . Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies – Bologna Center. While on sabbatical, taught graduate courses, “Natural Resources and Development in Africa” and “Introduction to Conflict Management” (Spring semester 2009).
Visiting Professor . SciencesPo-Bordeaux. Taught course Corruption and Development (Winter session 2009).
Assistant Professor . Colorado School of Mines (2001-2007).
Visiting Research Fellow . Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland at College Park (1995-1999).
Post -Doctoral Research Fellow . Centre d'Études d'Afrique Noire, SciencesPo-Bordeaux (academic year 1994-1995).
Dec. 1994. Ph.D ., Political Science, UCLA.
June 1989. MA , Political Science, UCLA.
May 1986. MA , International Relations, Boston University.
June 1980. BA , History, University of California, Berkeley.
1. Markets, Profits and Power: The Politics of Business in Benin and Togo , Travaux et Documents No. 53, Centre d'Études d'Afrique Noire, Institut d'Études Politiques de Bordeaux, 1997.
1. 2011. Strange Bedfellows: Democracy and Development in African Petrostates (book ms completed and under revision for a Revise and Resubmit).
1. “Paying the Price of Failure: Reconstructing Failed and Collapsed States in Africa and Central Asia, a Review Essay.” Perspectives on Politics 4, 1 (March 2006): 135-150.
2. “Oil and Water: Elite Politicians and Corruption in France.” Comparative Politics 37, 3 (April 2005): 277-296.
3. “Anti-Corruption Agencies: Real Medicine or Placebo in Treating Corruption?” World Bank Institute Working Paper (2004).
4. “Assessing Political Commitment to Fighting Corruption” with Philip E. Keefer. Washington: The World Bank, PREM Note 30 (1999).
5. “Commerce, Politics, and Business Associations in Benin and Togo,” Comparative Politics (July 1997): 473-492.”
6. “Une si petite démocratisation pour le Togo” with Comi M. Toulabor. Politique Africaine (Juin 1995): 85-100.
7. “Social Origins of National Conferences in Benin and Togo,” The Journal of Modern African Studies 31, 2 (June 1993): 277-299.
Book chapters and non-refereed publications
1. “Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Legitimacy, and Anti-Corruption Commissions.” In Fighting Corruption in Post-Conflict States . Edited by Christine Cheng and Dominik Zaum. (Forthcoming London: Routledge, 2011).
2. “Globalization, Democracy, and Institutional Transfer to Africa.” In La politique des modèles en Afrique: Simulation, dépolitisation et appropriation , 15-35. Edited by Dominique Darbon. Paris: Éditions Karthala, 2009.
3. “L'Afrique et l'économie politique international.” In Le politique en Afrique : État des débats et pistes de recherche , 255-287. Edited by Mamadou Gazibo and Céline Thiorot. Paris: Éditions Karthala, 2009.
4. “Book Review: The Challenge of Rural Electrification: Strategies for Developing Countries , edited by Douglas F. Barnes (Washington: Resources for the Future, 2007),” Resources Policy (2008).
5. USAID Program Brief, “Anticorruption in the Extractive Industries” (2008).
6. “The Utstein Anti-Corruption Resource Center.” Sida Evaluation Series 07/22. Department for Democracy and Social Development. Stockholm: Swedish International Development Agency.
7. “Equatorial Guinea and Togo: What Prize for Repression?” In Worst of the Worst: Dealing with Repressive and Rogue Nations , 223-249. Edited by Robert Rotberg. Washington: Brooking Institution Press, 2007.
8. Review essay. “Staffan Lindberg, Democracy and Elections in Africa .” Comparative Political Studies (September 2007): 1138-1141.
9. “Anti-Corruption Commissions.” In The Role of Parliament in Curbing Corruption , 135-147. Edited by Fredrick Stapenhurst, Neall Johnston, and Riccardo Pelizzo. Washington: The World Bank in Conjunction with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, 2006.
10. “Togo: Political Repression and Clan Politics.” African Contemporary Record , Vol. 28 2001-2002 (2006): B225-B235.
11. “Togo: Dictatorship without a Dictator.” WARA Newsletter (Spring 2005).
12. “Togo: Political Stalemate and Economic Stagnation.” African Contemporary Record , Vol. 27 1998-2000 (2004): B221-B241.
13. “Corruption, Democracy, and Reform in Benin.” In The Self-Restraining State: Power and Accountability in New Democracies , 227-244. Edited by Andreas Schedler, Larry Diamond, and Marc Plattner. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999.
14. “The Flea on Nigeria's Back? Benin's Foreign Policy 1975-1995.” In African Foreign Policies , 43-65. Edited by Steven Wright. Boulder: Westview Press, 1999.
15. “Togo: The National Conference and Stalled Reform.” In Political Reform in Francophone Africa , 225-245. Edited by John Clark and David Gardinier. Boulder: Westview Press, 1997.
16. Translation from French, Pathé Diagne, “Pluralism and Plurality in Africa.” In Democracy and Pluralism in Africa , 65-85. Edited by Dov Ronen. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 1986