Nigeria as an Emerging Power? A Round-table discussion with Prof. Daniel Bach
French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) in collaboration with the Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ibadan present a roundtable on the theme “Nigeria as an Emerging Power?”
The lead paper will be presented by Prof. Daniel Bach*, CNRS, Emile Durkheim Centre for Comparative Political Science and Sociology, University of Bordeaux.
Date: September 20, 2011
Venue: Drapper’s Hall, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan
Time: 9.30 am prompt
The roundtable will be chaired by Prof. Amadu Sesay, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife as Prof. Isaac O. Albert, director of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan will welcome participants to the Institute.
Discussants will include the following distinguished scholars:
Prof. Bolade Eyinla, UNILORIN, Ilorin
Prof. Antonia Simbine, NISER, Ibadan
Prof. Solomon Akinboye, UNILAG, Lagos
Prof. Bayo Okunade, UI, Ibadan
Dr. Osita Agbu, NIIA, Lagos
Dr. Charles Ukeje, OAU, Ile-Ife
* Daniel Bach is a Director of research of the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) at the Emile Durkheim Centre - Comparative Political Science and Sociology, University of Bordeaux. He is also a professor at Sciences Po Bordeaux. He holds the Diplôme d’Habiliation à Diriger des Recherches (Bordeaux I University), a D.Phil from Oxford University, a DES from Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne University) and a BA from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Grenoble II University. He has taught at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife (Nigeria), the University of Montréal, ISCTE in Lisbon, Boston University and Ritsumeikan University and the LUISS Guido Carli, Rome. A former Director of Centre d’Etude d’Afrique noire of Bordeaux, he was a Deakin Fellow at St Antony’s College (Oxford University), a Fulbright scholar (Boston University) and a Fellow of the Indian Council for Social Studies Research (Jawaharlal Nehru University). He has published on Nigerian federalism, the foreign policies of Nigeria and South Africa, regional organisations and regionalisation processes in Africa, as well as on relations between France, the European Union, China, India and Africa.
List of recent publications:
Neopatrimonialism in Africa and beyond, Routledge (edited with Mamoudou Gazibo), forthcoming November 2011
"The African neopatrimonial state as a global prototype", Dag Harald Claes and Carl Henrik Knutsen, eds., Governing the Global Economy: Politics, Institutions and Development, Routledge, 2011, 153-159.
"Patrimonialism and neopatrimonialism: comparative trajectories and readings", Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 49(3) (July 2011), p. 275-294.
"The European Union and Africa: Trade liberalisation, constructive disengagement and the securitization of Europe’s External frontiers", Africa Review, 3, 1, 2011, p. 33-47.
"The EU ’s ’strategic partnership’ with Africa: Model or Placebo?", in Osita Eze & Amadu Sesay (eds), Africa and Europe in the 21st Century, Lagos, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, 2010, pp. 46-62.