Publications

Journal Articles - Regereed

Journal Articles - Under Review (Refereed)

  • "Implementing Performance-Based Management System in Ghana: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?" (with Frank Ohemeng)
  • "Making Governance Indicators Useful in Poor Countries: A Case for Governance Indicators to Promote Change"

Edited Book

Book Chapters

  • "Toward a Coordinated Approach to Natural Resource Management in Africa." In Managing Africa's Natural Resources: Capacities for Development. Kobena T. Hanson, Cristina D’Alessandro and Francis Owusu (eds). Palgrave MacMillan (forthcoming) (with Cristina D'Alessandro, and Kobena T. Hanson)
  • "The Gas and Oil Sector in Ghana: The Role of Civil Society and the Capacity Needs for Effective Environmental Governance." In Managing Africa's Natural Resources: Capacities for Development. Kobena T. Hanson, Cristina D’Alessandro and Francis Owusu (eds). Palgrave MacMillan (forthcoming) (with Cristina D'Alessandro, and Kobena T. Hanson)
  • "Moving Africa Beyond the Resource Curse: Defining the 'Good Fit' Approach Imperative in Natural Resource Management and Identifying the Capacity Needs." In Managing Africa's Natural Resources: Capacities for Development. Kobena T. Hanson, Cristina D’Alessandro and Francis Owusu (eds). Palgrave MacMillan (forthcoming) (with Cristina D'Alessandro, and Kobena T. Hanson)
  • "Beyond Neoliberal Public Sector Reform - A Case for a Developmental Public Service in Sub-Saharan Africa" in Charles Conteh, Ahmed Shafiqul Huque (eds) Public Sector Reforms in Developing Countries: Paradoxes and Practices. 2014 Oxon, UK: Routledge, Pp175-192 (Frank Ohemeng).
  • "Improving the Effectiveness of the Public Sector in Africa through the Quality of Public Administration”. In Shaw, T., Hanson, K.T. and Kararach, K., (Eds) Rethinking Development Challenges for Public Policy. 2012 Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom (with Frank Ohemeng).
  • "Is Increasing Chinese Investment Good for African Development?" In William G. Moseley (ed) Taking Sides: Clashing Views on African Issues, Fourth Edition, 2012, McGraw Hill (with Padraig R. Carmody) (Note: originally published in the Third Edition in 2009)
  • "Cities of Sub-Sahara Africa" in Cities of the World: World Regional Urban Development, (5th Ed), Stantley Brunn, Donglei Zeigler, and Maureen Hays-Mitchell (eds), Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc, 2012 (co-authors: Garth Myers & Angela Gray) (Note: originally published in the 4th editor with Garth Myers as a co-author)
  • "A expansão da China para a África: interesses e estratégias". In: Leão, R. P. F.; Pinto, E. C.; Acioly, L. A (eds) China na nova configuração global: impactos políticos e econômicos. Brasília: Dinte/Ipea, 2011 (with Padraig Carmody).
  • "Chinese and US Interests in Africa." In Globalization in Africa: Recolonization or Renaissance? Padraig Carmody, 2010, Lynne Rienner Publishers: Boulder, CO. (with Padraig R. Carmody)
  • "World Bank" in Encyclopedia of Geography, Barney Warf (ed), 2010, Sage Publication
  • "Livelihoods". In Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Vol. 6, 2009, pp. 219–224. Oxford: Elsevier.
  • "Discourses on African Development from Dependency to Neoliberalism.” In Malinda Smith, (ed) Beyond the 'African Tragedy' Development and the Global Economy Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006, Chap 2, pp 25-47.

Citations - Popular Press

  • "Urban Planning: The Way Forward for Afric'’s cities?" Think Africa Press (online news magazine); part of a special issue on "Population Maters", September 14 2011
  • "Saiba as consequências do 11 de Setembro para a África" iG (Brazilian online news magazine); part of a special issue on the impacts of 9/11 on American foreign policy, September 11 2011

Professional Reports

  • Capacity building for research leadership: The need, support and strategies for growing African research leaders. Prepared for the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), Nairobi, Kenya, February 2014 (with Ezekiel Kalipeni and Joy Mueni Maina Kiiru).
  • "Strengths, Challenges, and Opportunities of Iowa's Local Housing Trust Funds Program" Report prepared for the Iowa Housing Authority, August 2011 (with Carlton Basmajian, Pierre Fehrnbach, Doug Johnston, and Amy Logan)
  • "Iowa Housing Needs Assessment: Local Housing Trust Fund Summary Assessment" Report prepared for the Iowa Housing Authority, May 2011 (with Carlton Basmajian, Tim Borich, Doug Johnston, and Amy Logan)
  • "Iowa Housing Needs Assessment: Demographic Change and Housing Affordability in Iowa”, Report prepared for the Iowa Housing Authority, May 2010 (with Carlton Basmajian, Tim Borich, Doug Johnston, and Amy Logan)
  • "Improving the Effectiveness of the Public Sector in Africa through the Quality of Public Administration". Operations & Thematic Research Studies, Knowledge & Learning Unit, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Zimbabwe, 2011 (with Frank Ohemeng)
  • Increasing Public-Sector Effectiveness by Changing Organizational Culture Report on workshop on the Effectiveness of Public Organizations, December 3, 2003 Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra, Ghana, 2004. Submitted to the World Bank, Governance Knowledge Sharing Program
  • Organizational Culture and the Performance of Public Organizations in Ghana: Learning from "Good Performers" submitted to the World Bank, Governance Knowledge Sharing Program, 2004
  • Smart Signals: Economics for Lasting Progress. Report prepared for the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources, Sustainable Development Initiative, Minnesota Planning, 1999 (with six co-authors)
  • Small-Scale Manufacturing and Repair Activities in the Urban area of Techiman, with seven others. Report prepared for the IFO-Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, Department of Development Studies, Munich- Germany, March (with seven others), 1988

Invited Book Reviews

  • Review of "Tradition, Culture and Development in Africa: Historical Lesson for Modern Development Planning" by Ambe J. Njoh. Ashgate Publishing Limited, Burlington, VT. 2006. Cultural Geographies Vol.16 No.3, 2009, pp419.
  • Review of "Looting Africa: The Economics of Exploitation" by Bond, Patrick. 2006. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2006 Africa Today, Jun 2008, Vol. 54, No. 4: 88–91.
  • Review of "Labour and Globalization: Results and Prospects", by R. Munck (Ed), Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2004. Regional Studies Vol.39, No.7 pp1003-1004, 2005
  • Review of "Rough Waters: Nature and Development in an East African Marine Park", by Christine J. Walley, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2004. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Vol. 42, No.1, 2005
  • Review of "Making services work for poor people. World Development Report 2004", by The World Bank. World Bank/Oxford, 2003. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Vol. 41 No. 9, 2004
  • Review of "Verandahs of Power: Colonialism and Space in Urban Africa", by Garth Andrew Myers. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2003. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Vol.41, No.10, 2003
  • Review of "Social Problems in Africa: New Visions", Apollo Rwomire (Ed), Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2001. Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Vol.39, No.8, 2002