Mayke Kaag

Mayke KaagMayke Kaag is a social anthropologist interested in processes of change and continuity in West and West-Central Africa. She did her PhD on land use and social dynamics in Senegal (Vrije Universiteit 2001) and after that conducted research on transnational Islamic NGOs in Africa (2004 -) and Senegalese Mouride migrants in Italy (2005-2007). From 2008-2011, she coordinated the Senegal project of the Islam Research Programme that was initiated by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was executed in collaboration with Dutch embassies in selected countries. Her current research focuses primarily on African transnational relations, including land issues, transnational Islamic charities and engagements with the diaspora. As from October 2014, she also directs the NWO-funded research programme Increasing Political Leverage of Informal and Formal Workers’ Organisations for Inclusive Development: The Cases of Ghana and Benin.

Keywords: Africa in the world, political anthropology, religion and development, migration, land issues, informal workers, West-Africa.

Dr. M.M.A. (Mayke) Kaag
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Publications by M.M.A. Kaag in the ASCL catalogue
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Islamic charities from the Arab world in Africa : intercultural encounters of humanitarianism and morality
(2016)
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: M. Heins; K. Koddenbrock; C. Unrau
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

État, sociétés et Islam au Sénégal : un air de nouveau temps?
(2015)
Editors: A. Seck; M.M.A. Kaag; C. Guèye; A.S. Fall
Type of Publication: Book

South Korea in Africa : from arbitrary foreign policy to win-win ideology
(2015)
E.B. Kanik; M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Other

The global land grab: beyond the hype
(2014)
M.M.A. Kaag; A. Zoomers
Type of Publication: Book

Introduction: The global land grab hype and why it is important to move beyond
(2014)
M.M.A. Kaag; A. Zoomers
Editors: M.M.A. Kaag; A. Zoomers
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Conclusion: Beyond the global land grab hype: ways forward in research and action
(2014)
A. Zoomers; M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: M.M.A. Kaag; A. Zoomers
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Gulf charities in Africa
(2014)
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: J. Benthall; R. Lacey
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Africa Muslims Agency
(2013)
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: K. Fleet
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Islam and politics in Senegal
(2013)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Other

Transnational elite formation : the case of the Senegalese Murid community in Italy
(2013)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Les conflits fonciers au Sénégal revisités: continuités et dynamiques émergentes
(2013)
M.M.A. Kaag; Y. Gaye; M. Kruis
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Africa's economic growth from a labour perspective: selected decent work indicators
(2013)
Editors: Z. Vlaminck; U. Oberst; A.H.M. Leliveld; M.M.A. Kaag; W. Baah-Boateng; S. Maher; N. de Vink
Type of Publication: Other

Accountability in land governance : a study into the stakes in Senegal
(2012)
M.M.A. Kaag; Y. Gaye; M. Kruis
Type of Publication: Book

Connectivities compared: transnational Islamic NGOs in Chad and Senegal
(2012)
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: M.E. de Bruijn; R.A. van Dijk
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Aid, Umma and politics: transnational islamic NGOs in Chad
(2012)
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: R. Otayek; B.F. Soares
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Land conflicts in Senegal revisited: continuities and emergent dynamics
(2011)
M.M.A. Kaag; Y. Gaye; M. Kruis
Editors: J. Abbink; M.E. de Bruijn
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Special issue: Religious elites in the development arena
(2011)
Editors: M.M.A. Kaag; M. Saint-Lary
Type of Publication: Book

Connecting to the Umma through Islamic relief: transnational Islamic NGOs in Chad
(2011)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Journal Article

African engagements: on whose terms? Africa negotiating an emerging multi-polar world
(2011)
A.J. Dietz; K. Havnevik; M.M.A. Kaag; T. Oestigaard
Editors: A.J. Dietz; K. Havnevik; M.M.A. Kaag; T. Oestigaard
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

African engagements : Africa negotiating an emerging multipolar world
(2011)
Editors: A.J. Dietz; K. Havnevik; M.M.A. Kaag; T. Oestigaard
Type of Publication: Book

The work of transnational Islamic NGOs in Africa: Chad and Senegal compared
(2010)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Aide, Oumma et politique: Les ONG islamiques transnationales au Tchad
(2009)
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: R. Otayek; B.F. Soares
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Transnational Islamic NGOs in Chad: Islamic Solidarity in the Age of Neoliberalism
(2008)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Aid, Umma and Politics: Transnational Islamic NGOs in Chad
(2007)
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: R. Otayek; B.F. Soares
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Women, gender and muslim diasporas: Sub-Saharan Africa
(2006)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Il ruolo della confraternita dei Muridi nella vita dei migranti senegalesi
(2006)
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: A.C. Paltrinieri
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Islamic NGOs in Chad
(2005)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Fighting over Crumbs? Small valleys in West Africa as a new locus of land claims
(2005)
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: S. Evers; M.J. Spierenburg; H. Wels
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Sahelian pathways. Climate and society in Central and South Mali
(2005)
M.E. de Bruijn; M.M.A. Kaag; K. van Til; J.W.M. van Dijk
Type of Publication: Book

Ways forward in livelihood research
(2004)
J.W.M. van Dijk; M.E. de Bruijn; M.M.A. Kaag; R. van Berkel; L.J. de Haan; G. Nooteboom; A. Zoomers; M. Hoordijk
Editors: D. Kalb; W.G. Pansters; H. Siebers
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Fighting over Crumbs? Small valleys in West Africa as a new locus of land claims
(2003)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Conference Paper

Water- en voedselvoorziening
(2003)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Poverty is bad. Ways forward in livelihood research
(2003)
M.M.A. Kaag; J. Brons; M.E. de Bruijn; J.W.M. van Dijk; L.J. de Haan; G. Nooteboom; A. Zoomers
Type of Publication: Conference Paper

Women's Issues in decentralization policy; An illustration of practices in Senegal
(2002)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Local manifestations of a globalising donor regime : 'good governance' in a Senegalese rural community
(2002)
M.M.A. Kaag; L.B. Venema
Editors: D. Kooijman
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Favorieten gender en milieu
(2001)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Journal Article

The implementation of environmental policies in Africa: an example from Senegal
(1999)
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: H. van den Breemer; L.B. Venema
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Women's issues in Decentralisation Policy: An illustration of practices in Senegal
(1999)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Conference Paper

Presentation at the congress '100 jaar antropologie in Nederland'
(1998)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Conference Paper

Trust, mistrust and co-operation in a Senegalese rural community
(1998)
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: P. Smets; H. Nels; J. van Loon
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Trust, Mistrust and Co-operation in a Senegalese Rural Community
(1997)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Conference Paper

The Implementation of Environmental Policies in Africa: an example from Senegal
(1997)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Conference Paper

La gestion des bas-fonds
(1997)
M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Conference Paper

In Afrika: een beginnend antropologe en de blote voeten van de autoriteit
(1996)
M.M.A. Kaag
Editors: D.L. Meijers
Type of Publication: Book Chapter
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The global land grab: beyond the hype
Londen [etc.]: Zed Books, 2014
M.M.A. Kaag; A. Zoomers

Accountability in land governance : a study into the stakes in Senegal
Utrecht: IS Academy on Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development, LANDac Research Report 2012
M.M.A. Kaag; Y. Gaye; M. Kruis

Sahelian pathways. Climate and society in Central and South Mali
Leiden: African Studies Centre, Research report ; 78 2005
M.E. de Bruijn; M.M.A. Kaag; K. van Til; J.W.M. van Dijk
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'Islamic charities from the Arab world in Africa : intercultural encounters of humanitarianism and morality'
In: M. Heins; K. Koddenbrock; C. Unrau: 'Humanitarianism and challenges of cooperation', London: Routledge, 2016.

'Conclusion: Beyond the global land grab hype: ways forward in research and action'
In: M.M.A. Kaag; A. Zoomers: 'The global land grab: beyond the hype', Londen [etc.]: Zed Books, 2014.

'Introduction: The global land grab hype and why it is important to move beyond'
In: M.M.A. Kaag; A. Zoomers: 'The global land grab: beyond the hype', Londen [etc.]: Zed Books, 2014.

'Gulf charities in Africa'
In: J. Benthall; R. Lacey: 'Gulf charities and Islamic philanthropy in the 'age of terror'' and beyond', Berlin [etc.]: Gerlach Press, 2014.

'Les conflits fonciers au Sénégal revisités: continuités et dynamiques émergentes'
'Gerti Hesseling : á l'ombre du droit', Paris: Harmattan, 2013.

'Africa Muslims Agency'
In: K. Fleet: 'The encyclopaedia of Islam', Leiden [etc.]: Brill, 2013.

'Aid, Umma and politics: transnational islamic NGOs in Chad'
In: R. Otayek; B.F. Soares: 'Arabic translation of Islam and Muslim politics in Africa (with a new preface)', Cairo: al-Maktabah al-Akadimiyah, 2012.

'Connectivities compared: transnational Islamic NGOs in Chad and Senegal'
In: M.E. de Bruijn; R.A. van Dijk: 'The social life of connectivity in Africa', New York: Mac Millan, 2012.

'African engagements: on whose terms? Africa negotiating an emerging multi-polar world'
In: A.J. Dietz; K. Havnevik; M.M.A. Kaag; T. Oestigaard: 'African engagements : Africa negotiating an emerging multipolar world', Leiden [etc.]: Brill, 2011.
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'Land conflicts in Senegal revisited: continuities and emergent dynamics'
In: J. Abbink; M.E. de Bruijn: 'Land, law and politics in Africa : mediating conflict and reshaping the state', Leiden: Brill, 2011.

'Aide, Oumma et politique: Les ONG islamiques transnationales au Tchad'
In: R. Otayek; B.F. Soares: 'Islam, État et société en Afrique', Paris: Karthala, 2009.

'Aid, Umma and Politics: Transnational Islamic NGOs in Chad'
In: R. Otayek; B.F. Soares: 'Muslim Politics in Africa', New York:: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

'Il ruolo della confraternita dei Muridi nella vita dei migranti senegalesi'
In: A.C. Paltrinieri: 'Un futuro in gioco. Tra muridi Senegalesi e comunità Italiana.', Milano: Franco Angeli, 2006.

'Women, gender and muslim diasporas: Sub-Saharan Africa'
'Encyclopaedia of women in islamic cultures', Leiden: Brill, 2006.

'Fighting over Crumbs? Small valleys in West Africa as a new locus of land claims'
In: S. Evers; M.J. Spierenburg; H. Wels: 'Competing jurisdiction. Settling land claims in Africa', Leiden: Brill, 2005.
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'Ways forward in livelihood research'
In: D. Kalb; W.G. Pansters; H. Siebers: 'Globalization and development: themes and concepts in current research', Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2004.
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'Local manifestations of a globalising donor regime : 'good governance' in a Senegalese rural community'
In: D. Kooijman: 'Conflict in a globalising world : studies in honour of Peter Kloos', [S.l.]: Royal Van Gorcum, 2002.
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'The implementation of environmental policies in Africa: an example from Senegal'
In: H. van den Breemer; L.B. Venema: 'Towards negiotated co-management of natural resources in Africa', Munster: LIT Verlag, 1999.
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'Trust, mistrust and co-operation in a Senegalese rural community'
In: P. Smets; H. Nels; J. van Loon: 'Trust & co-operation : symbolic exchange and moral economics in an age of cultural differentiation', Ammsterdam: Het Spinnhuis, 1998.
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'In Afrika: een beginnend antropologe en de blote voeten van de autoriteit'
In: D.L. Meijers: 'Ware fictie, Een experiment in antropologie en literatuur', Leuven/Apeldoorn: Garant, 1996.

État, sociétés et Islam au Sénégal : un air de nouveau temps?
A. Seck; M.M.A. Kaag; C. Guèye; A.S. Fall (editors)
Parijs: Karthala, Hommes et sociétés 2015.

Special issue: Religious elites in the development arena
M.M.A. Kaag; M. Saint-Lary (editors)
APAD Bulletin, nr.33 2011.

African engagements : Africa negotiating an emerging multipolar world
A.J. Dietz; K. Havnevik; M.M.A. Kaag; T. Oestigaard (editors)
Leiden [etc.]: Brill, African-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies, ISSN 1574-6925 ; vol. 7 2011.

'Review of 'Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel' by Barbara M. Cooper'
Africa today, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 122 - 124, 2008.
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Leiden: African Studies Centre, ASC info sheet 26, 2015.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, Oxford Islamic Studies Online 2013.