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Onglets principaux

Professional Academic POsitions

  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).

Referred publications

  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

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