Dr Michael Amoah
BiographyMichael was an Associate of the Africa International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics. He is on the International Advisory Council of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism at the LSE. He obtained his PhD in Politics at Middlesex University where he also lectured. He has also held research appointments at the Institute of Education and The Open University.
Michael’s research has examined the Theories of Nationalism and to what extent they are applicable to nations and nationalisms across the globe, and their impact on international history and international relations, in theory and practice. His doctoral thesis published by Tauris Academic Studies in 2007 as Reconstructing the Nation in Africa has received ten reviews in academic journals. His latest research monograph entitled Nationalism, Globalization, and Africa was published by Palgrave Macmillan in November 2011, and deals with governance, securitisation and interventions across Africa, the ensuing new security challenges and the overall local and international political economy underpinning and impacting on the issues, within the context of international politics. The content includes in-depth analyses on 13 African countries classified as ticking time bombs, five of which (Egypt, Uganda, Guinea, Gabon and Ivory Coast) ticked off in the course of authoring.
Amoah, Michael (2011) Nationalism, Globalization, and Africa. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Amoah, Michael (2007) Reconstructing the Nation in Africa. London: Tauris Academic Studies.
Edited Books or Journal Volumes
Amoah, Michael and Watson, David, eds. (2007) The Dearing Report: ten years on. London: Institute of Education.
Amoah, Michael (2012) 'Ghana.' In: Mehler, Andreas and Melber, Henning and van Walraven, Klaas, (eds.), Africa Yearbook Volume 8: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2011. Leiden : Brill, pp. 97-106.
Amoah, Michael (2011) 'Ghana.' In: Mehler, Andreas and Melber, Henning and van Walraven, Klaas, (eds.), Africa Yearbook Volume 7: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2010. Leiden: Brill, pp. 99-108.
Amoah, Michael (2010) 'Ghana.' In: Mehler, Andreas and Melber, Henning and van Walraven, Klaas, (eds.), Africa Yearbook Volume 6: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2009. Leiden: Brill.
Amoah, Michael (2007) 'One Hundred Voices: the State of the HE Nation.' In: Watson, D. and Amoah, M., (eds.), The Dearing Report: ten years on. London: Institute of Education, pp. 109-133.
Amoah, Michael (2009) 'The Most Difficult Decision Yet: Ghana’s 2008 Presidential Election.' African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 3 (4). pp. 174-181.
Amoah, Michael (2004) 'Christian Musical Worship and Hostility to the Body: the Medieval Experience Versus the Pentecostal Revolution.' Implicit Religion, 7 (1). pp. 59-75.
Amoah, Michael (2003) 'Nationalism in Africa: Ghana’s Presidential Election.' Review of African Political Economy, 30 (95). pp. 149-156.
Amoah, Michael (2013) 'Mali in the Media [podcast].' London: Department of War Studies, King’s College London.