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									  CURRICULUM VITAE




         FOR




PROFESSOR A. S. AKPOTOR
CURRICULUM VITAE


Ia.   Personal Data
      Full Names:              AKPOTOR AKPOVUYONO SUNDAY (Ph.D) (JP)
      Nationality:             Nigerian
      Date of Birth:           July 22 1958
      Place of Birth:          Benin City
      Present Status:          Professor


2.    Educational Institutions Attended with Dates
      University               of               Ibadan,           Ibadan                  1978-1981
      University               of               Ibadan,           Ibadan                  1982-1984
      University               of               Ibadan,           Ibadan                  1990-1995
      Government                       College,                Ughelli                    1976-1978
      Agbarho Grammar School, Agbarho 1971-1976


3.    Academic Qualifications (With Dates and Granting Bodies)
      Ph.D. Political Science (Social Sciences) University of Ibadan,               1995
      M.      Sc   Political        Science,     1984     University     of     lbadan,     Ibadan
      B.Sc.        Political         Science,       1981       University          of       Ibadan
      I-l.S.C Government College, Ughelli,                                          1978
      WASC 1976 Agbarho Grammar School, Agbarho


4.    Date           of          First            Appointment:                January         1986
      Mode of Appointment:             Permanent
      Date of Last Promotion: October 2003
     Appointed as Professor – Jan. 2, 2009




     Previous                   promotions                          with                Date:
     (ii)    Professor                  —             1              October             2003
     (iii)   Reader                 -             1                 October              2000
     (iv)    Senior       Lecturer                —             1          October       1995
     (v)     Lecturer           I            —            1st          October           1989
     (vi)    Lecturer II — 1 October 1987.


5.   Dissertation and Thesis
a.   Akpotor A. S. (1995). Nigeria‘s Economic Diplomacy: A Study of Dynamics
     and Strategy, Ph.D. Thesis.
b.   Akpotor A. S. (1984) The Superpowers Involvement in the Middle East
     Crisis: A Critique and Controversy. M. Sc. Dissertation.
c.   Akpotor A. S. (1981) Nigeria‘s Foreign Policy in the Second Republic: A
     Critique. B.Sc. Project.


6.   Areas                                   of                                 Specialization
a.   International                          Relations/Strategic                       Studies
b.   Quantitative                                                                    Analysis
c.   Comparative Politics


7.   Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies
a.   Member, Nigerian Political Science Association
b.   Member, Nigerian Society of International Affairs
c.   Member, Association of Third World Studies, Georgia Southern University,
     P.O. Box 8106, Statesboro, Georgia, USA
8.    Work Experience
a.    Lecturer,    Abraka     Campus,       Bendel   State    University,    1984-1985
b.    Lecturer,      Ambrose         Alli     University       I      985-till    date
c.    Head of Department, Department of Political Science, A.A.U
d.    Sabbatical Appointment – DELSU           2008 Jan.
9.    Details of Teaching at University Level
a.    Teaching at all levels in Political Science, Post Graduate classes.


10.   Positions Held with dates

a.    Head of Department, 2001 – 2004, AAU, Ekpoma

b.    Chairman, Faculty Conference Committee 2003/2004/2005, AAU, Ekpoma

c.    Coordinator, Departmental Graduate Programme, 2000 – 2001

d.    Departmental Admission Officer, 1988 – 1991

e.    Departmental Examinations Officer, 1989 – 1994

f.    Member, Faculty Committee on University Consultancy

g.    Coordinator, General Studies Teaching

h.    Member, University Security Re-organization Committee

i.    Member, Faculty Committee on Computer Education

j.    External Assessor, Department of Political Science, Western Niger Delta
      University Oghara.

k.    External Assessor, Interview Panel, Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, October 2,
      1998

l.    Member, Departmental Committee on Space Allocation AAU, Ekpoma.
m.     External Examiner DELSU Political Science Department, 2002

n.     Director, Centre for Strategic and Development Studies, AAU, Ekpoma 2000
       – 2007

o.     Chairman, Junior Staff Disciplinary Committee. AAU. Ekpoma

p.     Director, Centre for Environmental and Niger Delta Studies, DELSU,
       Abraka, 2009.

q      Chairman, DELSU student Union hand book review committee, 2009.

q.     Member, Search Team for the Appointment of Delsu Vice Chancellor, 2009

r.     Acting Dean, Faculty of the Social Sciences, October 8 – November 13, 2009.


11.    Graduate Studies – Responsibilities

i.     Supervised and Graduated 3 Ph.D Students in 2008-2010.

ii.    Supervised and Graduated 24 M.Sc/MISS Student [Masters in International
       Relations and Strategic Studies] 1999 to date.

iii.   Currently supervising 4 Ph.D. Students [International Relations]

iv.    Currently supervising various M.Sc./MPA‘S students in the Department.


12.    PUBLICATIONS WITH DATES (Before last promotion)
A.     Journal Publications
1.     Akpotor A. S. (2000). Globalization, the future of trade liberalization and
       Foreign Investment on African Economics in Nigerian Forum [NIIA
       Publications], Lagos. P. 241 – 251.

2.     Akpotor, A.S. (1997). Consolidating Democracy and Human Rights in the
       post Cold-war era. The United States Connection in Ekpoma Political
       Review, Vol. IV, Nos 1 & 2, June 1997. Ekpoma, Department of Political
       Science. Pp. 51 – 64.
3.     Akpotor, A..S. (1994). The United States and Post Cold-War Global Security
      in Ekpoma Political Review. Vol. II & Th, Nos. I & 2, December 1983 - June
      1994. Ekpoma, Department of Political Science. Pp 88 — 99.

4.    Akpotor, A..S. (2006) Economic Reforms for Sustainable Development:
      Perspectives on Political Science Research in Journal of Social and Policy
      Issues. Vol. 4 No. 1 2007, ISSN 1117 — 1669.

B. Chapters in Books
1.    Akpotor A.S. (1991) Self-Reliance and Mobilization of the people in
      Nigeria: Evaluation of some Agencies in Udeagha O. et al. (ed)
      Managing The Nigerian Public Sectors In The 1990s. Enugu.
      Publishers, Pp 65 —81.

2.    Akpotor A.S. (1991) Nigeria‘s External Debt Management Strategies:
      Implications for Economic Recovery in Udeagha 0. et at. (ed) Managing
      The Nigerian Public Sectors In The ‗1990s. Enugu. Publishers, pp 314 —
      330.

3.    Akpotor A-S. (1995) Concepts, Scope and Approaches in International
      Relations in Ikelegbe A. (ed.) Politics and Government: An Introductory and
      Comparative Perspective. Benin City. Un Publishing Ltd. pp 130 – 142.

4.    Akpotor A.S. (1995) Local Government Autonomy: Implication for Rural
      Development and Democracy in Ekoko A. E. etal (ed): The Political Economy
      of Local Government Reforms and Transition in the Third Republic. Ekpoma.
      Department of Political Science, pp. 75—86.

5.    Akpotor A.S. (1998). Corruption: The Civil Society And Government in
      Dukor (ed) Philosophy And Politics: (Discourse on Values And Power in
      Africa) Lagos O. & A. Publishers, pp. 144- 160

6.    Akpotor A.S. (1997) Problematic Bureaucracy and National Development
      Some Salient Issues in 1.8. Bello-Imam and F.E. lyoha, (eds) Politics and
      Administration in Nigeria, lbadan. Stirling-Horden Publishers, (Nig) Ltd
      University of Ibadan. pp. 151 — 159.

7.    Akpotor A.S. (1997). Bureaucracy and Its Reforms in Bello-Imam (ed)
      Governance in Nigerian Politics, Economy and Society in the Adjustment Years:
      (1985-1995) lbadan. Stirling-Horden Publishers, (Nig) Ltd University of
      Ibadan, pp. 77 - 94.
8.    Akpotor A.S.(2000) Evolution of Nigeria as a Political Unit in Oyanna, G.K,
      Aghayere, V. 0. and Emordi, F. (eds), Readings in General Studies. Vol. II
      Ekpoma A.A.U Publishing House. Pp 40- 55

9.    Akpotor AS. (2000) Political and Moral Obligation in Oyanna, G.K,
      Aghayere, V. O. arid Emordi, F. (eds), Readings in General Studies. VoL II
      Ekpoma A.A.U PubLishing House. pp 56 —68


10.   Akpotor A.S. (2000) The Individual And National Development in Oyanna,
      G.K, Aghayere, V. 0. and Emordi, F. (eds), Readings in General Studies. Vol.
      II Ekpoma AA.U Publishing House. pp 69—81.


11.   Akpotor A.S. (1999). Warn Crisis Survey Report Urhobo Perspective in T.A.
      Imobighe, Celestine O. Bassey and Judith Burdiri Asuri; Conflict and
      instability in its Niger Delta, The Warn Case. (A Publication of Academic
      Associates Peace Works) Ibadan, Spectrum Books Ltd.


12.   Akpotor, A..S. (2003), ―Good Governance and the Accountability Question‖
      in lyoha, FE., et al (eds), Re-Thinking Governance and Development in the 21
      Century, Ekpoma, Institute tor Governance and Development, Ambrose Alli
      University, Ekpoma. pp. 175— 186.
13.   Akpotor A.S. and Azelama J.U. (2003) Peace-Violent, Women Activities and
      Critical Development in the Niger-Delta in lyoha F.E. et al (eds), Women,
      Youth Restiveness and Development in the Niger Delta. Ekpoma, Institute for
      Governance and Development, Ambrose Au University, Ekpoma, pp. 56— 63.
14.   Akpotor A.S. and Azelema J.U. (2003) Distributive Policies, Youth and
      Women Restiveness in the Niger Delta, Conflict and Nigeria Political
      Management Aspiration in lyoha F.E. el al (eds), Women, Youth Restiveness
      and Development in the Niger Delta. Ekpoma, Institute for Governance and
      Development. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, pp. 64—75.
15.   Akpotor AS. (2007) African System of Law.and Western Values; Between
      Fixation Clage in Ebijuwa T. (ed) Philosophy and Social Change: Discourse on
      values in Africa, Ibadan Hope Publications.
16.   Akpotor A.S. and Egiebade J. (2004) Decentralisatiori and Delegation of
      Authority in J.U. Azelama (ed) Office Administration for Nigerian Students,
      United Kingdom, P.E. Agbebaku Publishing.
17.   A.S. Akpotor and A.S. Adagbonyin, Basic Concepts and Theories in Conflict
      Studies in AS. Adagbonyi and A.S. Akpotor, (2007) Readings in General
      Studies Vol. Ill Peace and Conflict Management Studies in Africa, Benin City,
      Ambrose Au University Publishing House.
18.   A. S. Akpotor and Obagbinoko, C. O.             Achieving the Millennium
      Developmental Goals in Nigeria: The Leadership question in Akpotor &
      Omotor       (2009)       Millenium       Developmental      Goals       and
      Challenges,Abraka,Faculty of Social Sciences.


C.    Published Conference Papers (Proceedings)
(1)   Akpotor, A.S. (1991) ―Perestroika and Glasnoti Implication for Participating
      Democracy in Nigeria‖ in The Proceedings of the 7 General Assembly of the
      Social Science Council of Nigeria (SSCN) 1991 on The Theme: Nigeria in a
      Changing World Order. Pp 1 — 14.


D.    Books Authored
1.    Akpotor AS. (1996&2007) Administrative Action and the Law. Lagos,
      Oshioke Publishers; Mara Mon Brothers Enterprises.
2.    Akpotor A.S. (2000) Looking the Social Sciences Through Figures. (Applied
      Statistics) Vol. l&ll Benin City, Gigodson Publishers & Emiola Publishers,
      Ogbomosho
3.    Akpotor A.S. (2000) Theoretical Foundations of International Relations.
      Benin City. Gigodson Publishers.
4.    Akpotor A.S (2004&2007) Politics and Law. African Perspectives. Benin City.
      Gigodson Publishers, Mara Mon Brothers Enterprises, Benin City.
5.    Akpotor AS (2001) Urban Administration. Global Outlook. Benin City.
      Gigodson Publishers.
6.    Akpotor A S. (2001) Psephology (Studies in Election) Akure. Sylva Publishers
7.    Akpotor A.S. (2001) International Relations: An Introduction. Ekpoma. lnno
      Publishers.
8.    Akpotor A. S. (2004) Discourse in international by Law Inno Publishers.


E.    Co-Authored Books
1.    Akpotor A.S. & Nwolise, O.B. C. (1998&2005) ―Revolving Issues in Nigeria‖.
      Foreign Poilcy, Benin City, llupeju Publishers.
2.    AkpotorA.S & Agbebaku P. E. et at (1996) Nigerian Politics and
      Constitutional Development Lagos, (Publishers — Oshioke Yakubu (Mg)
      Enterprises, with two Chapters:
(a)   Akpotor A.S (1996) Constitutional Engineering from Richard‘s to
      Macpherson in Akpotor A.S & Agbebaku P. F. et al (1996) Nigerian Politics
      and Constitutional Development Lagos. (Publishers — Oshioke Yakubu (Nig)
      Enterprises, pp 84—112,
(b)   Akpotor A.S (1996) Independence Constitution and Thereafter in Akpotor
      A.S & Agbebaku P. E. et al (1996) Nigerian Politics and Constitutional
      Development Lagos, (Publishers — Oshioke Yakubu (Nig) Enterprises, pp.
      113—119.


F.    Co-Edited Books
Iyoha, F.E. Chizea B.U. and Akpotor A.S. (eds) Self-Reliance, Politics and
Administration in Nigeria, 1988 and 1995 Editions, Imprint Services (with Tv
Chapters).
a.    Akpotor A.S. (1995) The Dynamics of Federal Character in Nigeria: A Polity
      in Transition in lyoha, FE. Chizea B.U. and Akpotor A.S. (eds) Self-Reliance,
      Politics and Administration in Nigeria, 1988 and 1995 Editions, Imprint
      Services, pp. 216-230.
b.    Akpotor A.S. (1995) Foreign Policy Decision-Making in Crisis Situation:
      Selected Cases in lyoha, FE. Chizea B.U. and Akpotor A.S. (eds) Self-
      Reliance,   Politics   and   Administration   in   Nigeria,   1988   and   1995
      Editions, Imprint Services, pp. 309-315.
c.    A. S. Akpotor et al (2005) Deregulation and Globalization in Nigeria,
      Ekpoma, Ambrose Alli University Publishing House.
d.    A.S. Adagbonyi and A.S. Akpotor, (2007) Readings in General Studies Vol.
      III Peace and Conflict Management Studies in Africa, Benin City, Ambrose
      Aili University Publishing House.
e.    A. S. Akpotor et al (2007) Cost of Governance in Nigeria; An Evaluative
      Analysis, Ekpoma, Ambrose Alli University Publishing House
Co-Editor,JournalofSocialSciences,Kamla-Raj         Enterprises      Delhi-India,2009




H. Selected Conference Papers
1.    Akpotor A.S. (2000) Re-Thinking the non-intervention Principle as an
      Antidote to Conflict Resolution in Africa-The 18th Annual Conference on the
      Theme The Third World in the 21 Century, Denver, USA, October, 19-21.


2.    Akpotor A.S. (2000). Presented Two Training Modules for the Friedrich
      Ebert Foundation, University of Lagos, for Local Govemment Employees,
      Esan North East Local Government, Uromi, August 17.


a.    Mobilising Popular Participation in Development Planning
b.   Popular Participation in Development Planning


3.   Akpotor A.S. (1998) The Problematic of Tax Forces and Program
     Implementation for the 161h Annual Meeting of the Association of their
     World Studies (ATWS) North Carolina. Regal University, Durham, U.S.A,
     October.


4.   Akpotor A.S. (1997) The Role of Councillors in rural Mobihsation (Local
     Government Workshop).
5.   Akpotor A.S. (1997) Effective and Efficient Leadership for Community
     Development in the Local Government (Local Government Workshop).


6.   Akpotor AS. (1997) Local Accountable Leadership: The Doyen for Political-
     Economic Development in Nigeria. Delivered to Top Local Government
     Functionaries in Edo State (Local Government Workshop).


7.   Akpotor A.S. (1996) Drug Related Crimes: Its socio-economic Impact on
     African Societies. Paper sent to the CRIMSAIIDASA International
     Conference on Crime and Justice in the 1990s, July 3 — 4, at the
     University of South Africa, Pretoria.


8.   Akpotor A.S. (2004) Investment Opportunities in Communications and
     Information in the Niger Delta in the interactive Conference on Sustainable
     Venture for Niger Delta Youths, DESTICORP Nigeria Ltd, February. Asaba.


9.   Akpotor A.S. (2004) The Legality of Deregulation in the Downstream Sector
     of the Nigerian Oil Industry in the National Conference on Deregulation in a
      Globalised Economy. Faculty of Social Sciences, A.A.U, Ekpoma, May 24—
      26.


10.   Akpotor, A.S. & Azelama J.U. (2002) Labour Contract An Explanation of
      the Character of the State and Multinational Corporations in Relation to
      Social Injustice and Evidence in the Niger Delta for CPED (Centre for
      Population and Economic Development) — Conference on the theme
      Public Policy, Oil and Environmental Conflict on the Niger Delta. 4th — 5th
      December. Benin City.


      Patonts, Exhibitions, Designs, Public Lectures:


      i.     Democracy and the Civil Society: Annual Dinner Lecture to an Old
             Bay Association, 1997.


      ii.    The Gulf Crisis and Power Calculus: Impilcations for World order and
             Nigeria‘s Foreign Policy: Delivered to FASS Students, (BENSU, 1991).


      iii.   The Breakup of the Soviet Union: Lessons for Nigeria. Delivered to
             NAENEM, Auchi, 19th May, 1995


iv.   Followership as a Watchdog of leadership in Nigeria: Problems and
      prospects. Delivered to Thought Management League. Esan West Local
      Government Area, Ekpoma. April 28, 2001-06-01


v.    Morality and Democracy: Necessary Ingredients for A Stable Nigeria Major
      seminary, Uhiele, Ekpoma; May 5, 2001
vi.   Ethics, Leadership and Good Governance in Nigeria. The Murtala
      Mohammed        Legacy     on    National     Development.      February,     2007


             ABSTRACT FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS




Professor A. S & Prof. A. S. Adagbonyin. Basic Concepts and Theories in Conflict
Studies.
ABSTRACT
Discourse on basic concepts and theories in conflict studies is a compendium of well
rehearsed doctrines but took cognizance of modern efficacies of phenomenon. It
diagrammatically explained the linkage between conflict, crisis and war as well as
using the integrated conflict management system as latest prism of conflict
resolution. It tactfully discussed a plethora of theories of conflict such as structural,
biological, economic, frustration, aggression and realist theories. It concludes that
these theories are not problem free, but that does not vitiate their relevance.


Achieving the Federal Government Seven Point Agenda In The Face of Current
Global Economic Meltdown (2009).
ABSTRACT
The seven point agenda is meant to be a holistic and organic reform, serve as the
framework, and an article of faith or roadmap towards achieving economic and
political goals. That the level of achievement which is low is not a function of the
global economic meltdown, rather our poverty of leadership.




Professor A.S. Akpotor : Obstacles to Peace and Reconciliation in the Niger Delta


ABSTRACT
The centrality of Peace and Reconciliation to the Niger Delta crisis is well
adumbrated.    It however identifies many obstacles, attitude and insincerity of
government    persisting imbalance in socio-economic power, slow pace of the
intervention agencies, the oil industrial complex and lack of social and economic
development, etc.   The recommendation of political will and committed financial
release are workable solutions.




Akpotor, A. S. (2007). African System of Laws and Western Values: Between
Fixation and Change.


ABSTRACT
Debunked the idea that African has no system of law. Defended with identified
characteristics of African system of indigenous system of social control, debated the
contradiction between Western values and African values. Despite criticism of the
doctrine, it accepts that foreign standards that are developmental should be
engrafted into our system of law.
Akpotor A. S Homeland Security Dilemma In The Niger Delta Of Nigeria:
Recourse To Integrated Security System. (in 2009, North East Business and
economic association Worcester, Massachusetts, USA).



Abstract:
The insecurity in the Niger Delta evolved from the militancy of the youths which is a
consequence of frustration and the counter military reaction of the government, rather
than holistic redress of the fundamental cause. The consequence of this has been
disinvestment economic wastage and loss of revenue, particularly from pipeline
vandalization, hostage and kidnapping of expatriate oil workers. The use of military force
has failed and created dilemma of non-use but with ego problem. It is for this we propose
the integrated security system which is a paradigm shift from pax Armament to pax mundi
which the federal government is now accepting vide the amnesty and rebuilding measures
for the Niger Delta.




Akpotor, A.S. (2009) Achieving Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria: The Leadership
Question in Millennium Development Goals and Challenges Vol. 2



Abstract

The issue of underdevelopment in Africa has come to assume the status of a scourge not
only to Africans and their leaders but also to the international community. It is against this
backdrop that the drive for a more pragmatic approach was provoked in September 2000
in what is now known as the Millennium declaration. It was this declaration that gave birth
to the 8-point Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are intended to tackle
and drastically address the world‘s main dehumanizing conditions by the year 2015. The
study examines the leadership crisis in Nigeria and identifies lack of dedicated leadership
and poor leadership response as major constraints to achieving the Millennium
Development Goals. For this, the study adopts the content analysis methodology. This
prefaced, we are concerned that Nigeria does not lack the wherewithal to achieve these
goals based on her material and human possession. Rather what we foresee is complete
failure and this is anchored on her character of leadership which had remained the same
visionless self-centred and not people oriented. This is why Nigeria has been excluded from
G.20 meetings for the second year running in 2009. For this, the paper recommends that we
need to legislate against circulation of leaders (where former Governors now become
Minister and Senators but still lack vision) for that has been our undoing; legislate against
foreign medical trips as well as foreign medical trips as well as foreign educational pursuit
by children of public officers. We need an urgent ‗leadership Re-branding‘ as a recipe for
achieving the MDGs and not the workforce as being administered.

								
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