SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Michael Amoah

PhD Middlesex
  • Teaching
  • Research
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Overview

Michael Amoah
Department of Politics and International Studies

Senior Teaching Fellow

Centre of African Studies

Research Associate

Name:
Dr Michael Amoah
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4758
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
213
Academic Support Hours:
Tuesdays, 3-5pm

Biography

Dr. Michael Amoah is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies.

Teaching

Research

Michael researches on International Politics of Africa, International Security and International Political Economy.

His current research includes issues regarding the electronic aggregation of votes in African elections where extended presidencies and election disputes constitute key causes of conflict and insecurity on the African continent. Michael’s case studies are Gabon, Ghana, Kenya and Gambia, and proposes the establishment of internationally agreed ICT protocols for election management bodies across the globe, which can be adopted by all countries, and could be followed to adjudicate on the election dispute of any state that requests for international intervention or is in distress from an election dispute - a much needed institution across the globe judging from the experiences of even the advanced democracies. Michael’s article on this subject appears in the January 2020 hard issue of African Affairs (Volume 119) and is entitled Sleight is Right: Cyber Control as a New Battleground for African Elections. For free access, visit African Affairs.

Michael’s 2019 research monograph addresses matters of diplomacy and foreign policy, international security and international political economy in relation to Africa, using recent case studies in Libya, Mali, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Rwanda and Burkina Faso, to highlight the oscillating viability of the nation-state in the era of heightened globalism and globalization amidst the over-arching role of global governance interventions across nation-states for the purposes of international security, and how the African Union reacts. This book is entitled The New Pan Africanism: Globalism and the Nation-State in Africa.

Michael’s previous (2011) monograph discusses 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) exploded in the course of authoring. This book was published by Palgrave Macmillan entitled Nationalism, Globalization, and Africa.

Michael’s doctoral monograph on Theories of Nationalism [the body of knowledge about the ethnic origins of nations, identity-formation, nation-formation, patriotisms, nationalisms and supranationalisms] was published as Volume 19 of the International Library of African Studies under the title Reconstructing the Nation in Africa, I.B. Tauris, 2006.

Publications

Authored Books

Amoah, Michael (2019) The New Pan-Africanism: Globalism and the Nation State in Africa. London: I.B. Tauris.

Amoah, Michael and Aning, Kwesi and Annan, Nancy and Nugent, Paul (2015) A Decade of Ghana: Politics, Economy and Society 2004-2013. Leiden: Brill.

Amoah, Michael (2011) Nationalism, Globalization, and Africa. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Amoah, Michael (2007) Reconstructing the Nation in Africa. London: Tauris Academic Studies.

Articles

Amoah, Michael (2019) 'Sleight is Right: Cyber Control as a New Battleground for African Elections'. African Affairs, (119) 1.

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.

Edited Books or Journals

Amoah, Michael and Watson, David, (eds.), (2007) The Dearing Report: ten years on. London: Institute of Education.

Book Chapters

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.

Conference Items

Amoah, Michael (2019) '2019 Oxford Africa Conference Debate' In: 2019 Oxford Africa Conference, 17-18 May 2019, University of Oxford.

Amoah, Michael (2016) 'China in Africa: more than business?' In: LSE Africa Sumit 2016, 29 April 2016, LSE.

Amoah, Michael (2010) 'Multinationalism and Nation building in West Africa: the case of Ghana' In: ASEN Seminar Series on Multinationalism and Nation Building, 10 December 2010, LSE.

Book Reviews

Amoah, Michael (2008) 'Ghana: one decade of the liberal state'. Journal of Modern African Studies, (46) 1, pp 160-161.

Amoah, Michael (2006) 'Politics in Ghana, 1982-1992: Rawlings, revolution and populist democracy'. Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, (76) 3, pp 458-459.

Amoah, Michael (2005) 'Between Faith and History: a biography of J. A. Kufuor'. Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, (75) 3, pp 437-438.

Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs

Amoah, Michael (2019) The New Pan-Africanism.

Amoah, Michael (2019) Can the African Union solve the continent's refugee crises?.

Amoah, Michael (2018) Economic and Business Impact of Cyril Ramaphosa.

Amoah, Michael (2018) Will DRC President Joseph Kabila step down?.

Amoah, Michael (2017) How will Cameroon fix its language divide?.

Amoah, Michael (2017) Why is it so hard to hold fair elections in Africa?.

Amoah, Michael (2016) Can DR Congo avert a transition crisis?.

Amoah, Michael (2015) Zinder Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots.

Amoah, Michael (2015) Nigeria's abduction saga.

Amoah, Michael (2015) Is the African Union still needed?.

Amoah, Michael (2013) A fresh start for Mali?.

Amoah, Michael (2013) Rwandan Model?.

Amoah, Michael (2013) Coup in CAR: Looting and gunfire in captured CAR capital.

Amoah, Michael (2013) Into Africa / Neo-Colonialism in Africa.

Amoah, Michael (2013) What is fuelling Kenya's ethnic violence?.

Amoah, Michael (2012) Removal of Fuel Subsidies in Nigeria: is it Boko or Haram?.

Other

Amoah, Michael (2013) 'Mali in the Media [podcast]'.

 

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