Research and publications by staff and doctoral researchers

In what has been a difficult year for research and researchers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated lockdown, academic staff and PhD researchers in the Department of Political Science have continued to enhance their research outputs with publications in some of the discipline’s renowned outlets.

Leading the way is the Head of Department, Dr. Olugbemiga Afolabi, whose paper ‘Conducting Focus Group Discussion in Africa: Researching the Nexus Between the State and Election Administration’ has appeared in researchmethods published by Sage.

PhD student Harrison Ìdòwú has also had his paper co-authored with Prof. N. O. Mimiko, ‘Enabling Factors for Peaceful Political Power Alternation and Democratic Consolidation in Ghana and Nigeria’ published in the Taiwan Journal of Democracy.

Another doctoral student, Azeez Kolawole Shittu also has his co-authored publication with Head of Department Dr Afolabi, ‘Community Based Health Insurance Scheme and State-Local Relations in Rural and Semi-Urban Areas of Lagos State, Nigeria‘ in Public Organization Review (Springer).

Akinlolu Akinola, also on his doctoral programme in the Department, published his paper ‘Soft power or wasteful entertainment? Interrogating the prospect of ‘Big Brother Naija’’ in The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs (Routledge, Taylor & Francis). Akinola’s paper was co-authored with Dr Olusola Ogunnubi of the University of Johannesburg.

An M.Sc. graduate of the Department, Omomayowa Abati, published his paper ‘Local Council Development Areas and Local Service Delivery: How a Fourth-tier Government Unit is Improving Access to Primary Health Care and Education Services in Lagos, Nigeria’  in International Journal of Public Administration (Routledge, Taylor & Francis).

More recently, Mr. Temitayo Odeyemi’s paper co-authored with Abati, ‘When disconnected institutions serve connected publics: subnational legislatures and digital public engagement in Nigeria appeared in The Journal of Legislative Studies (Routledge, Taylor & Francis).

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