Catherine Boone

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Associate Professor of Government


University of Texas, Austin


Mailing Address

University of Texas at Austin
BUR 536
Austin, Texas 78712-1087 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 512 471 5121
fax: 512 471 1061

Countries of Specialization

Côte d'Ivoire



Political Topographies of the African State: Rural Authority and
Institutional Choice (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press,

Merchant power and the roots of state power in Senegal, 1930-1985 (New
York: Cambridge University Press, 1992).


"State, Capital, and the Politics of Banking Reform in Sub-Saharan
Africa," forthcoming in Comparative Politics, 2004

"Decentralization as Political Strategy in West Africa," Comparative
Political Studies, vol. 36, n. 4, May 2003.

"Politics and AIDS in Africa: Research Agendas in Political Science and
International Relations," with Jake Batsell, Africa Today, vol. 48, n. 2,
2001: 3-35.

"From Statism to Liberalism in Senegal: Shifting Politics of Indigenous
Business Interests," with Ibrahima Thioub and Momar Coumba Diop, African
Studies Review, vol. 41, n. 2 (July), 1998.

"State Building in the African Countryside: Structure and Process at the
Grassroots," Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 34, n. 4 (April) 1998.
(corrigenda in Vol. 35, n. 1, October 1998).

"The social origins of Ivoirian exceptionalism: rural society and state
formation," in Comparative Politics (27; July 1995): 445-63. (Côte


state formation ; politics ; government ; business