Dr Michael Amoah

Dr Michael Amoah

Senior Visiting Fellow

Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa

Office Hours
9:00 - 17:00
Key Expertise
Politics, International Relations, International Development

About me

Dr Michael Amoah specialises in Politics, International Relations, International Development and Africa.

Michael’s doctoral thesis on Theories of Nationalism was published in 2006 as Volume 19 of the International Library of African Studies under the title Reconstructing the Nation in Africa. His 2011 postdoctoral monograph 'Nationalism, Globalization, and Africa' identified 13 African countries as ticking time bombs, politically, five of which (Egypt, Uganda, Guinea, Gabon and Cote d’Ivoire) exploded over the course of authoring the research.

His 2019 publication The New Pan Africanism: Globalism and the Nation-State in Africa set  the scene for the much-needed alteration of the political infrastructure of the African Union and the African continent. It included an analysis of the (un)constitutional means by which 18 heads-of-state exceeded their presidential term limits set out when they first took office, an in-depth analysis on the live conflicts in Libya, Mali, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Burkina Faso, plus key recommendations on how the African Union can restructure in order to curb presidential extensionism as an early warning system to troubleshoot insecurity and conflict on the African continent.

Michael’s work has direct implications for Public Authority and International Development. His latest article, Sleight is Right: Cyber Control as a New Battleground for African Elections, published in the African Affairs journal, proposes for the establishment of internationally agreed ICT protocols for election management.

Aside from being an academic, Michael features as a political analyst on mainstream international television (BBC, Al Jazeera English). Find links to Michael's articles below:

My research