Hierarchies of Rights: All Publications

Here you will find all publications from researchers with affiliation to the research programme.
This include publications by people not employed by Roskilde University.
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Buur, Lars and Jason Sumich (2019 publised as early view) ‘No Smoke Without Fire’: Citizenship and Securing Economic Enclaves in Mozambique’. Development and Change. doi/10.1111/dech.12511

Jacob, T. (2019). When good intentions turn bad: the unintended consequences of the 2016 Tanzanian coal import ban. The Extractive Industries and Society,

Pedersen, Rasmus Hundsbæk and Jacob, Thabit (2019). Resurgent resource nationalism in Tanzania’s petroleum sector. Oxford Energy Forum, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies., (117), 22-25.

Pedersen, R. H., et al. (2019). "Mining-sector dynamics in an era of resurgent resource nationalism: Changing relations between large-scale mining and artisanal and small-scale mining in Tanzania." Resources Policy 62: 339-346.

Pedersen, R. H. and P. Bofin (2019). "Muted market signals: politics, petroleum investments and regulatory developments in Tanzania." Journal of Eastern African Studies: 1-19.

Bofin, P. and R. H. Pedersen (2019). "Challenging prospects for upstream contracting in Tanzania." Oxford Energy Forum 117.


Salimo, Padil (2018) “The politics of LNG: local state power and contested demands for land acquisitions in Palma, Mozambique,” in Extractive Industries and Changing State Dynamics in Africa: Beyond the Resource Curse, ed., Jon Schubert, Ulf Engel, and Elísio Macamo (Routledge, 2018)

Jacob, T. and R. H. Pedersen (2018). "New resource nationalism? Continuity and change in Tanzania’s extractive industries." The Extractive Industries and Society 5(2): 287-292.

Macuane, José Jaime; Lars Buur, Celso Monjane (2018). Power, conflicts and natural resources: the Mozambican crisis revisited’, African Affairs, Volume 117(468): 415-438, July 2018.

Jacob, T. (2018). State caught in the middle: Coal extraction and community struggles in Tanzania. DIIS Working Paper (8). Danish Institute for International Studies Copenhagen, Denmark.

Buur, Lars and Padil Salimo (2018) ‘The political economy of social protection in Mozambique’. Manchester University, ESID working paper no 103.

Pedersen, R. H. (2018). State Orchestrated Access to Land Dispute Settlement in Africa. Land Conflicts and New Wave Land Reform in Tanzania. In (eds) O. Zenker and M. Höhne, The State and the Paradox of Customary Law in Africa. Routledge, Routledge: 163-184.

Pedersen, R. H. and P. Bærendtsen (2018). "Bistand: Hvilke interesser fremmer Danmark?" Politiken 2 Juni 2018.


Macuane, José Jaime; Lars Buur, Celso Monjane (2017 advanced view). ‘Power, conflicts and natural resources: the Mozambican crisis revisited’, African Affairs, pp. 1-24.

Jacob, Thabit (2017). Competing Energy Narratives in Tanzania: Towards the Political Economy of Coal. African Affairs, 116/463, 341—353.

Behuria Pritish, Lars Buur and Hazel Gray (2017) Research Note: Studying Political settlements in Africa. African Affairs, 116/464, 508—525.

Lindsay Whitfield, Ole Therkildsen, Lars Buur and Anne-Mette Kjær (2017): The Politics of African Industrial Policy, Cambridge University Press. paperback version. 

Pedersen, R. H. and T. Jacob (2017). "Reconfigured state-community relations in Africa’s extractive sectors: insights from post-liberalisation Tanzania." The Extractive Industries and Society 4: 915-922.

Pedersen, R. H. and O. Kweka (2017). "The political economy of petroleum investments and land acquisition standards in Africa: The case of Tanzania." Resources Policy 52: 217-225.

Buur, Lars & Celso Monjane (2017). Elite Capture and the Development of Natural Resource Linkages in Mozambique. In: Fairness and Justice in Natural Resource Politics, edited by M. Pichler, C. Staritz, K. Küblböck, C. Plank, W. Raza, and F.R. Peyré, 200-217. 1 ed. Vol. 13, Ch. 12 London and New York: Routledge book series.

Buur, L., Malin Nystrand and Rasmus H. Pedersen (2017). The political economy of land and natural resource investments in Africa. An analytical framework. DIIS Working Paper 2017: 2.

Bofin, P. and R. H. Pedersen (2017). Tanzania's oil and gas contract regime, investments and markets. DIIS Working Paper 2017:1, DIIS.


Pedersen, R. H. and L. Buur (2016). "Beyond land grabbing. Old morals and new perspectives on contemporary investments." Geoforum 72: 77-81.

Pedersen, R. H. (2016). "Access to land reconsidered: The land grab, polycentric governance and Tanzania’s new wave land reform." Geoforum 72: 104-113.

Sulle, E. (2016): Social differentiation and the politics of land: sugarcane outgrowing in Kilombero, Tanzania, Journal of Southern African Studies, Volume 43 (3) 517-533  

Sulle, E. (2016): Land grabbing and commercialization duality: Insights from Tanzania’s agricultural transformation agenda, Afriche e orienti (Italian Journal on African and Middle Eastern Studies) 

Hansen, Michael, Lars Buur, Ole Therkildsen and Mette Kjær (2016) The Economics and Politics of Local Content in African Extractives: Lessons from Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique. Forum for Development Studies, 43(2): 201-228.

Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen, Thabit Jacob, Faustin Maganga and Opportuna Kweka (2016) Rights to land and extractive resources in Tanzania (1/2): The history. DIIS Working Paper 2016: 11. 

Thabit Jacob, Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen, Faustin Maganga and Opportuna Kweka (2016) Rights to land and natural resources in Tanzania (2/2): The return of the state DIIS Working Paper 2016: 12.

Pedersen, R. H. and L. Buur (2016). Land investments are too often considered to be land grabbing. Improving land governance requires better analysis. DIIS Impact June 2016.


Buur, Lars (2015) ‘Muddling through’ by way of modelling: Representing complex relationships. / in. Perspectives on politics, production and public administration in Africa: essays in honour of Ole Therkildsen. red. / Lars Buur; Anne Mette Kjær; Lars Engberg Pedersen. Copenhagen : Institut for Internationale Studier / Dansk Center for Internationale Studier og Menneskerettigheder, 2015. s. 209-227.

Dancer, H. and Sulle E. (2015). Gender implications of agricultural commercialisation: the case of sugarcane production in Kilombero District, Tanzania. Future Agricultures working paper, Brighton 

Kjær, Anne Mette; Lars Engberg-Pedersen, and Lars Buur (Eds.). (2015) Perspectives on Politics, Production and Public Administration in Africa: Essays in Honour of Ole Therkildsen. / Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), 2015. 271 s.

Monajne, Celso (2015): Rethinking the Politics of Distribution in Africa: the Case of Mozambique. Newsletter of the African Political Conference Group, Vol. 11, 2015, Pp. 5-6. 

Sulle E. (2015). The biofuels boom and bust in Africa: a timely lesson for the New Alliance initiative. Future Agricultures Consortium and PLAAS Policy Brief, Brighton 

Sulle, E. and R. Smalley (2015). Study of sugarcane outgrowing at Kilombero: Stakeholder feedback report. Occasional paper, Brighton, Future Agricultures.

Pedersen, R. H. and P. Bofin (2015). The politics of gas contract negotiations in Tanzania: a review. DIIS Working Paper 2015: 03. Copenhagen, Denmark, DIIS.

Pedersen, R. H. (2015). Oil and gas can contribute to development in Africa despite falling oil prices. DIIS Impact, 23 March 2015. Copenhagen, Denmark, DIIS.


Buur, Lars (2014): The Development of Natural Resource Linkages in Mozambique: The Ruling Elite Capture of New Economic Opportunities. DIIS Working Paper, 2014:03.

Pedersen, R. H. and L. Buur (2014). "Land, Mobility and Belonging in West Africa by Carola Lentz." Book Reviews. Governance in Africa 1(1): 2-4.

Smalley, R. E. Sulle & L. Malale (2014). The role of the state and foreign capital in agricultural commercialization: the case of sugarcane outgrowers in Kilombero District, Tanzania. Future Agricultures working paper, Brighton 

Sulle E. & R. Hall (2014): International and regional guidelines on land governance and land-based investments: An agenda for African states. Future Agricultures Consortium and PLAAS Policy Brief, Brighton 

Sulle E. R. Smalley & L. Malale (2014): Opportunities and Challenges in Tanzania’s Sugar Industry: Lessons for SAGCOT and the New Alliance. Future Agricultures Consortium and PLAAS Policy Brief, Brighton

Whitfield, Lindsay and Lars Buur (2014). The Politics of Industrial Policy: Ruling Elites and their Alliances. Third World Quarterly, 35(1): 126-144.