Dr. John Akokpari is an Associate Professor and the Head of Department in the Department of Political Studies with a PhD from Dalhousie University, Canada (1996).
His research interests include Globalisation and Africa, Africa's international relations, International Migration, and Democratisation in Africa.
(2013) “The Crisis of Social Cohesion in Africa: Is Regionalism the answer?” in Candice Moore (ed.) Regional Integration and Social Cohesion: Perspectives from the Developing World (Brussels: P.I.E Peter Lang): 131-154.
(2013) and Sarah Ancas “The African Union and Regional Economic Communities: A Partnership for Peace and Security?” In Tim Murithi (ed.) Handbook of Africa’s International Relations (London: Routledge): 73-81
(2012) “Is Electoral Politics a new source of Human Insecurity in Africa” Afro Asian Journal of Social Sciences 11(3): 1-24
(2012) “Environmental Degradation and Human Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa” Journal of Human Security 8(1): 24-46
(2011) “The Political Economy of Chinese Capital in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for Governance” Global Development Studies 6(3-4), Winter-Spring: 49-78
(2011) “Limited Capabilities, Great expectations: the African Union and Regional Conflict Management” in Stefan Wolff and Christalla Yakinthou (eds.) Conflict Management in Divided Societies: Theory and Practice (New York: Routledge): 151-166.
(2010) “Politics and Governance in Africa” in Korwa Adar, Monica Juma & Katabaro Miti (eds.) The State of Africa 2010/11: Parameters of Governance and Issues Areas (Pretoria: AISA): 69-86
(2009) “Migrant Remittances and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cautionary Note” Global Development Studies 5(3-4) Winter 2008-Summer 2009: 31-52
(2009) “Problems and Prospects for regional integration and Development in Africa” in Adekule Amuwo, Hippolyt Pul and Irene Adadevoh (eds.) Civil Society, Governance and Regional Integration in Africa (Nairobi: DPMF): 297 - 317