Prof. George Meyiri Bob-Milliar

Associate Professor

Dept: History and Political Studies
New Social Sciences Block Complex
Office Room: First Floor (FF 13D)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
PMB, UP KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana

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His areas of research cut across three related disciplines; political science, history, development studies. His research interests include democratic...~more

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    Bob-Milliar, GM & Lauterbach, K (2021). ‘The Generation of Trust in Political Parties in Ghana.’ Africa Today, 68(2): 81-100.

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Nyaaba, AY (2020). ‘Political Transitions and Commissions of Inquiry: The Politicisation of Accountability in Ghana.’ Third World Quarterly, 41(10): 1758-1775. 

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2020). ‘Introduction: Methodologies for Researching Africa.’ African Affairs, DOI: adaa011,

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Toby Green (2019). ‘Introduction: Colonial Economic History in West Africa: The Gold Coast and Gambia in Comparative Perspective.’ African Economic History, 47(2): 1-11. 

    Nyaaba, AY, & Bob-Milliar, GM (2019). ‘The Economic Potentials of Northern Ghana: the ambivalence of the colonial and post-colonial states to develop the north.’ African Economic History, 47(2): 45-67.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2019). ‘We run for the Crumbs and not for Office’: the Nkrumahist Minor Parties and Party Patronage in Ghana.’ Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 57(4): 445-465. 

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2019). Activism of Political Parties in Africa. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. DOI: Published by Oxford University Press.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2019). ‘Place and party organizations: party activism inside party-branded sheds at the grassroots in northern Ghana.’ Territory, Politics, Governance, 7(4): 474-493. 

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Jeffrey W. Paller (2018). ‘Democratic Ruptures and Electoral Outcomes: Ghana 2016 General Elections.’ Africa Spectrum, 53(1): 5-35. 

    Ernest Plange Kwofie & GM Bob-Milliar (2017). ‘Parties in a Plurality System: Candidate Nomination in Ghana’s Minor Parties.’ Journal of African Elections, 16(2): 24-46. 

    Prince Osei-Wusu Adjei, Abrefa Kwaku Busia & George M. Bob-Milliar (2017). ‘Democratic decentralization and disempowerment of traditional authorities under Ghana’s local governance an development system: a spatio-temporal review.’ Journal of Political Power, 10(3): 303-325. 

    Lauren M. MacLean, GM Bob-Milliar, Liz Baldwin & Elisa Dickey (2016). ‘The Construction of Citizenship and the Public Provision of Electricity for the 2014 World Cup in Ghana.’ The Journal of Modern African Studies, 54(4): 555-590. 

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2014). ‘Party Youth Activists and Low-Intensity Electoral Violence in Ghana: A Qualitative Study of Party Foot-Soldiers’ Activism.’ African Studies Quarterly, 15(1): 125-152. 

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2014). ‘Verandah Boys versus ‘Reactionary Lawyers’: Nationalist Activism in Ghana, 1946–1956.’ International Journal of African Historical Studies, 47(2): 287-318.

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Gloria K. Bob-Milliar (2013). ‘The Politics of Trans-Saharan Transit Migration in the Maghreb: Ghanaian Migrants in Libya, c.1980 – 2012.’ African Review of Economics & Finance, 5(1): 60-73.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2012). ‘Party Factions and Power Blocs in Ghana: A Case Study of Power Politics in the National Democratic Congress Party.’ The Journal of Modern African Studies, 50(4): 573-601. 

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2012). ‘Political Party Activism in Ghana: Factors Influencing the Decision of the Politically Active to Join a Political Party.’ Democratization, 19(4): 668-689. 

    Daddieh, CK & Bob-Milliar, GM (2012). ‘In Search of Honourable Membership: Parliamentary Primaries and Candidate Selection in Ghana.’ Journal of Asian and African Studies, 47(2): 204-220. 

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2011). ‘Teny?gey?ng gbengbeng!’(‘We are holding the Umbrella very tight’): Explaining the Popularity of the NDC in the Upper West Region of Ghana.’ Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, 18(3): 455-473.

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Franklin Obeng-Odoom (2011). ‘The Informal Economy is an Employer, a Nuisance, and a Goldmine: Multiple Representations of and Responses to Informality in Accra, Ghana.’ Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development, 40(3-4): 263-284.

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Gloria K. Bob-Milliar (2010). ‘The Economy and Intra-Party Competition: Presidential Primaries in the New Patriotic Party of Ghana.’ African Review of Economics & Finance, 1(2): 51-71.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2009). ‘Chieftaincy, Diaspora, and Development: the Institution of Nkosuohene in Ghana.’ African Affairs, 108(433): 541-558.  


    Bob-Milliar, GM (2022). ‘Introduction’. In: Ana Magdalena Figueroa (ed.), The Impact of Foreign Interventions on Democracy and Human Rights. Pp. 1-3. London: Emerald Publishing Limited.

    Bob-Milliar GM (2022). ‘Africa’s Contributions to World Civilization.’ In: Oloruntoba S.O., Falola T. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Africa and the Changing Global Order. Pp. 25-42. Palgrave Macmillan.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2021). ‘Ghana: Recent History.’ In Iain Frame (ed.), Africa South of the Sahara 2022, 51st Edition. Pp.536-540. London: Routledge. 

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2020). ‘Ghana: Recent History.’ In Iain Frame (ed.), Africa South of the Sahara 2021, 50th Edition. Pp.545-550. London: Routledge. 

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2019). ‘Transnational Political Activism in the Ghanaian Diaspora.’ In Joseph R. A. Ayee (ed.), Politics, Governance and Development in Ghana. Pp. 124-145. Lanham/Boulder/New York/London: Lexington Books.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2016). 'Chieftaincy, Diaspora, and Development.' In Kwasi Konadu and Clifford C. Campbell (eds.), The Ghana Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Pp. 390-395. Durham/London: Duke University Press.

    Daddieh, CK & GM Bob-Milliar, (2016). 'In search of Honourable Membership: Parliamentary Primaries and Candidate Selection in Ghana.' In Kwame Ninsin (ed.), Issues in Ghana’s Electoral Politics. Pp. 13-32. Dakar: CODESRIA. ISBN 978-2-86978-694-3.

    Bob-Milliar, GM & GK Bob-Milliar (2014). 'Mobilizing the African Diaspora for Development: the Politics of Dual Citizenship in Ghana.' In Toyin Falola & Kwame Essien (eds.), Pan-Africanism, and the Politics of African Citizenship and Identity, pp. 172-200. NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group Press.

    Daddieh, CK & GM Bob-Milliar, (2014). 'Ghana: Institutionalized Two-Party Politics.' In Renske Doorenspleet & Lia Nijzink (eds.). Political Parties, Party Systems and Democracy in Africa, 107-128. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2013). 'Discontent and Aggressive Political Participation in Ghana: the case of Party ‘Foot-Soldiers.' In Erica Shaw & Hayley Mackinnon (eds.), Africa Rising – A Continent’s Future through the Eyes of Emerging Scholars, pp. 37-62. Waterloo, Canada: CIGI Publication. 

    Other Relevant Publications

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Jeffrey W. Paller, 'Research Symposium: Africa in Today’s World,' ASPA Africa Workshops e-Newsletter, vol. 4, no. 2 (April 2017): 3.

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Jeffrey W. Paller (2016). A blog post for Africa Research Institute: 'Seven things to understand about elections in Ghana,' ( republished at Africa at LSE; republished by South Africa’s Daily Maverick -

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Jeffrey W. Paller. 'The politics of urbanization in Africa: Introduction to the Symposium,' ASPA Africa Workshops e-Newsletter, vol. 4, no. 1 (December 2016): 3.

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Jeffrey W. Paller. '7 things to understand about Elections in Ghana,' ASPA Africa Workshops e-Newsletter, vol. 4, no. 1 (December 2016): 18-22.

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Jeffrey W. Paller. 'Research Symposium – Grassroots politics in African Elections: A look at Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso,' ASPA Africa Workshops e-Newsletter, vol. 3, no. 1 (November 2015): 4-7.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2012). 'Rescuing Migrants in Libya: The Political Economy of State Responses to Migration Crisis – The Case of Ghana,' DIIS Working Paper 16, Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies. ISBN: 978-87-7605-525-7.

    Nauja Kleist & GM Bob-Milliar (October, 2013). 'Life after Deportation and Migration Crisis: the Challenges of Involuntary Return,' DIIS Policy Brief. Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen.

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