Elliott D. Green

 

Associate Professor of Development Studies

Department of International Development

London School of Economics

 


Contact Details:

 

Department of International Development

London School of Economics

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE

United Kingdom

020-7955-6359 (office)

020-7955-6844 (fax)

E.D.Green(at)lse.ac.uk

Office Hours Michaelmas Term 2013:

Week 1: Wednesday October 9: 3-4:30pm; Thursday October 10 12-1pm

From Week 2: Mondays and Thursdays 12-1pm

CON8.07 (Connaught House)


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Research and Teaching Interests:

Primary: Ethnic Politics; Ethnic Conflict; Decentralisation; Political Demography; Politics in (East) Africa, particularly Uganda
Secondary: Theories of Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism; Federalism; Patronage and Clientelism; Land Reform

 

Education:

2005    PhD, London School of Economics

2000    MSc, London School of Economics

1998    BA, Princeton University

 

Publications:

1) Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

On the Relationship Between Fertility and Wealth: Evidence from Widow Suicides (Satis) in Early Colonial India (with Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay); Economics Letters 120, 2 (August, 2013): 302-304. Prepublication version available here.

Explaining African Ethnic Diversity; International Political Science Review 34, 3 (June, 2013): 235-253 [lead article]. Prepublication version available here.

Nation-Building and Conflict in Modern Africa (with Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay); World Development 45 (May, 2013): 108-118.

The Political Demography of Conflict in Modern Africa; Civil Wars 14, 4 (December, 2012): 477-498 [lead article]. Prepublication version available here.

The Reversal of Fortune Thesis Reconsidered (with Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay); Journal of Development Studies 48, 7 (July, 2012): 817-831. Prepublication version available here.

On the Size and Shape of African States; International Studies Quarterly 56, 2 (June, 2012): 229-244 [lead article]. Prepublication version available here.

Political Opposition and Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa (with Emil Uddhammar and Johanna Soderstrom); Democratization 18, 5 (October, 2011): 1057-1066

Democratisation and Decentralisation in Contemporary Africa: Evidence from Sudan and Ethiopia; Democratization 18, 5 (October, 2011): 1087-1105. Prepublication version available here.

Patronage as Institutional Choice: Evidence from Rwanda and Uganda; Comparative Politics 43, 4 (July, 2011): 421-438. Prepublication version available here.

The Political Economy of Nation Formation in Modern Tanzania: Explaining Stability in the Face of Diversity; Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 49, 2 (April, 2011): 223-244. Special Issue on Nationalism and Conflict Management, edited by Eric T. Woods, Robert Schertzer and Eric Kaufmann. Prepublication version available here.

Patronage, District Creation and Reform in Uganda; Studies in Comparative International Development 45, 1 (March, 2010): 83-103.  Prepublication version available here.

    This article and the previous working paper version have been referenced in the following newspaper articles:

Ethnicity and Nationhood in Pre-Colonial Africa: The Case of Buganda; Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 16, 1 (January, 2010): 1-21 [lead article].  Prepublication version available here.

Decentralization and Conflict in Uganda; Conflict, Security and Development 8, 4 (December, 2008): 427-450. Special Issue on Decentralization and Conflict, edited by Graham K. Brown and Frances Stewart.  Prepublication version available here.

Understanding the Limits to Ethnic Change: Evidence from Uganda's Lost Counties; Perspectives on Politics 6, 3 (September, 2008): 473-485.

Demography, Diversity and Nativism in Contemporary Africa: Evidence from Uganda; Nations and Nationalism 13, 4 (October, 2007): 717- 736.

Ethnicity and the Politics of Land Tenure Reform in Central Uganda; Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 44, 3 (November, 2006): 370-388.

 

2) Papers under Review at Peer-Reviewed Journals

Explaining Ethnic Change; under review.

Pre-Colonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda, with Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay; under review.

 

3) Editor-Reviewed Publications (Book Chapters, Debates, Comments, etc.)

Structuralism, in Oxford Handbook on the Politics of Development, edited by Nicolas van de Walle and Carol Lancaster (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Dreams and Nightmares of Nationhood: The Obi Igwara Special Memorial Event to mark 50 Years of Decolonization in Africa, 19602010 (with Athena S. Leoussi, JE Spence and Paul Nugent); Nations and Nationalism 19, 3 (July 2013): forthcoming.

Demographic Change and Conflict in Contemporary Africa, in Political Demography: Identity, Conflict and Institutions, edited by Jack A. Goldstone, Eric Kaufman and Monica Duffy Toft (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012).

Debate on David Laitin's Nations, States and Violence (with Michael Banton, Montserrat Guibernau and David Laitin); Nations and Nationalism 15, 4 (October, 2009): 557-574.

 

4) Working and Conference Papers

The Rise and Fall of Decentralization in Contemporary Uganda; UNU-WIDER Working Paper #WP/2013/078, United Nations University, August 2013.

Pre-Colonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda (with Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay); Afrobarometer Working Paper #WP141, November 2012.

Pre-Colonial Political Centralization and Contemporary Development in Uganda (with Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay); Economic Organization and Public Policy Discussion Paper #39, STICERD, LSE, August 2012.

Endogenous Ethnicity; Political Science and Political Economy Working Paper #3/11, Department of Government, LSE, March 2011.

Explaining African Ethnic Diversity; Department of International Development Working Paper #122-11, LSE, March 2011.

On the Size and Shape of African States; Political Science and Political Economy Working Paper #4/10, Department of Government, LSE, June 2010.

The Reversal of Fortune Thesis Reconsidered; Economic Organization and Public Policy Discussion Paper #16, STICERD, LSE, April 2010.

The Political Demography of Conflict in Modern Africa; DESTIN Working Paper #10-111, LSE, March 2010.

District Creation and Decentralization in Uganda; Crisis States Research Centre Working Paper No. 24, LSE, January 2008 (an earlier version of my 2010 article in Studies in Comparative International Development listed above).

Ethnicity and the Politics of Land Tenure Reform in Central Uganda; DESTIN Working Paper # 05-58, LSE, April 2005.

What is an Ethnic Group? Political Economy, Constructivism and the Common Language Approach to Ethnicity; DESTIN Working Paper # 05-57, LSE, February 2005.

The (Mis) Use of Ethnicity in Contemporary Political Economy Literature; Paper prepared for UNU WIDER conference on Making Peace Work, Helsinki, June 2004.

 

5) Book Reviews

Review of J. Habyarimana, M. Humphreys, D. Posner and J. Weinstein, Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action (Russell Sage, 2009); African Affairs 109, 437 (2010).

Review of Sanford Schram and Brian Caterino (eds.), Making Political Science Matter: Debating Knowledge, Research and Methods (New York University Press, 2006); Public Administration and Development 28, 3 (2008).

Review of Paul Richards (ed.), No Peace, No War: An Anthropology of Contemporary Armed Conflict (James Currey, 2005); Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 13, 3 (2007).

Review of Daniel Posner, Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2005); Nations and Nationalism 13, 1 (2007).

Joint Review of G. McCann and S. McCloskey, From the Local to the Global: Key Issues in Development Studies (Pluto, 2003) and A. Kohli, C. Moon and G. Sorensen, States, Markets and Just Growth: Development in the Twentieth Century (United Nations University Press, 2003); Millennium: Journal of International Studies 34, 2 (2006).

Review of Tatah Mentan, Dilemmas of Weak States: Africa and Transnational Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century (Ashgate, 2004); Political Studies Review 3, 3 (2005).

Review of African Development Bank, African Development Report: Africa in the Global Trading System (Oxford University Press, 2004); Political Studies Review 3, 3 (2005).

Review of United Nations Development Program, Human Development Report 2004: Cultural Liberty in Today's Diverse World (UNDP, 2004); Journal of Development Studies 41, 5 (2005).

Review of Amy Chua, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability (Arrow, 2003); Nations and Nationalism 11, 1 (2005).

 

6) Other

World Development: Distance Learning Course for Development Studies (with Dr. Tim Forsyth and Dr. Jon Lunn), University of London (2006).

Letter to the Editor, Washington Post, 26 May 2012.

Letter to the Editor, The Guardian, 16 February 2008.

Rwanda: An Exchange (with Everard O'Donnell and Stephen Kinzer), New York Review of Books (Vol. 54, No. 9), 31 May 2007.

Letter to the Editor, London Review of Books (Vol. 29, No. 8), 26 April 2007.

Letter to the Editor, The Guardian, 22 July 2006.

Letter to the Editor, The Guardian, 24 April 2006.

Letter to the Editor, The Guardian, 7 November 2005.

Letter to the Editor, The Daily Telegraph, 4 June 2005.

Letter to the Editor, The Guardian, 4 June 2005.

Letter to the Editor, Guardian Education Weekly, 19 April 2005.

Letter to the Editor, The Guardian, 30 August 2004.

Saddam and Amin: Lessons Unlearned, Nthposition, March 2004.

Letter to the Editor, Salon.com, 6 September 2001.

 

Unpublished Papers and Works in Progress:

District Creation and Decentralization in Uganda (presented at conference on Economic Development in Africa, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University, March 2008; an earlier version of my 2010 article in Studies in Comparative International Development listed above).

The Strange Fate of Nationalism in Tropical Africa (presented at DESTIN Research Seminar, May 2007).

Nationalism and Golden Ages in Post-Colonial Africa (presented at Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism Conference, London, March 2006).

Redefining Ethnicity (presented at International Studies Association Conference, San Diego, March 2006).

Nationalism, Taxation and Development: A Schumpeterian Model (presented at DESTIN Research Seminar, February 2006).

On the Endogeneity of Ethnic Secessionist Groups (presented at First Global International Studies Conference, Istanbul, August 2005).