Eric Hahonou

Eric Komlavi Hahonou is employed as associate professor of international development studies at Roskilde University (Denmark). He has an economist background (1990), later complemented (2000) with social sciences studies (sociology, history, anthropology) and a PhD in social Anthropology (2006). He has worked in the development field for ten years before embracing an academic career. Since 2001, Eric Hahonou is member of LASDEL (Laboratory for Studies and Research on Social Dynamics and Local Development) Niger-Benin.

Eric’s work focuses on the social and political effects of democratic decentralisation reforms in West Africa, local governance, local politics, the legacies of slavery, ethnicity and identity construction, social movements and citizenship struggles in urban Africa.

Keywords: citizenship, slavery, ethnicity, decentralisation, democratisation, elections.

Fellow member
Roskilde University, Denmark