Kate Baldwin is an associate professor of political science and a faculty fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. She is the author of the book The Paradox of Traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Her current research projects analyze politics in weak states, examining how non-state actors – such as traditional leaders, churches and NGOs – interact with the national state to affect development and democracy.
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- Ph.D, Columbia University, 2010
- 2023-09-08 - VoxDev - “Evidence from a participatory development experiment in Ghana shows that political insiders lose out when international aid underperforms”
- “Democracy’s Devout Defenders”, Journal of Democracy, October 2023, Volume 34, Issue 4, Page Numbers 51–65
- “How political insiders lose out when international aid underperforms: Evidence from a participatory development experiment”, World Development, Volume 169, September 2023, 106296
- “Risk and demand for social protection in an era of populism”, Political Science Research and Methods, Volume 11 Issue 3, 22 November, 2022
- “Unelected African Chiefs Make Their Countries More Democratic. Here’s How.” - Washington Post, Monkey Cage, 10 June, 2016