Dr. George Meyiri Bob-Milliar

Senior Lecturer

Dept: History and Political Studies Office:
Department of History & Political Studies
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
PMB, UP KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana

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Research Areas/Interests

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



    Bob-Milliar, G. M. (August, 2018). “Party Activism inside Sheds: Place, Party Organizations and Political Behavior at the Grassroots in Northern Ghana” Territory, Politics, Governance, Vol. 6, No. 4 https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2018.1503091. Impact Factor (IF): 2.023

    Bob-Milliar, G. M. & Jeffrey W. Paller (June, 2018). “Democratic Ruptures and Electoral Outcomes: Ghana 2016 General Elections.” Africa Spectrum 53, No. 1, pp. 5-35. Impact Factor (IF): 0.900

    Ernest Plange Kwofie & George M. Bob-Milliar (October, 2017), “Parties in a Plurality System: Candidate Nomination in Ghana’s Minor Parties,” Journal of African Elections, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 24-46. DOI: 10.20940/JAE/2017/v16i2a2.

    Prince Osei-Wusu Adjei, Abrefa Kwaku Busia & George M. Bob-Milliar (October, 2017), “Democratic decentralization and disempowerment of traditional authorities under Ghana’s local governance an development system: a spatio-temporal review,” Journal of Political Power, Vol.10, No.3, pp. 303-325.DOI: 10.1080/2158379X.2017.1382170.

    Lauren M. MacLean, George M. Bob-Milliar, Liz Baldwin & Elisa Dickey (December, 2016). “The Construction of Citizenship and the Public Provision of Electricity for the 2014 World Cup in Ghana,” The Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp.555-590. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022278X16000574. Impact Factor (IF): 0.918

    Bob-Milliar, GM (September, 2014). “Party Youth Activists and Low-Intensity Electoral Violence in Ghana: A Qualitative Study of Party Foot-Soldiers’ Activism,” African Studies Quarterly, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 125-152. ISSN: 2152-2448.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (September, 2014). “Verandah Boys versus ‘Reactionary Lawyers’: Nationalist Activism in Ghana, 1946–1956,” International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 287-318.

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Bob-Milliar, GK (December, 2013). “The Politics of Trans-Saharan Transit Migration in the Maghreb: Ghanaian Migrants in Libya, c.1980 - 2012,” African Review of Economics & Finance, 5, No.1, pp. 60-73.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (December, 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, No. 4, pp. 573-601. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022278X12000481. Impact Factor (IF): 0.918

    Bob-Milliar, GM (August, 2012). “Political Party Activism in Ghana: Factors Influencing the Decision of the Politically Active to Join a Political Party,” Democratization, 19, No. 4, pp. 668-689. DOI:10.1080/13510347.2011.605998. Impact Factor (IF): 2.500

    Daddieh, CK & Bob-Milliar, GM (April, 2012). “In Search of Honourable Membership: Parliamentary Primaries and Candidate Selection in Ghana,” Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 204-220. Doi: 10.1177/0021909611421905. Impact Factor (IF): 0.522

    Bob-Milliar, GM (March, 2011). “Political Polarisation in Ghana: Reflections on the 2008 General Elections,” The African Students’ Journal, Vol. 1, pp. 5-9.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (August, 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, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 455-473. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0001972011000234.

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Franklin Obeng-Odoom (Fall/Winter, 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, Vol. 40, Nos. 3-4, pp. 263-284.

    Bob-Milliar, GM & GK Bob-Milliar (June, 2010). “The Economy and Intra-Party Competition: Presidential Primaries in the New Patriotic Party of Ghana,” African Review of Economics & Finance, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 51-71.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (October, 2009). “Chieftaincy, Diaspora, and Development: the Institution of Nk?suohene in Ghana,” African Affairs, Vol. 108, No. 433, pp. 541-558. Doi: 10.1093/afraf/adp045. Impact Factor (IF): 3.158


    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,” (http://www.africaresearchinstitute.org/newsite/blog/7-things-understand-elections-ghana/) republished at Africa at LSE http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/2016/12/05/seven-things-to-understand-about-elections-in-ghana-ghanadecides/; republished by South Africa’s Daily Maverick - http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2016-12-06-africa-research-institute-seven-things-to-understand-about-elections-in-ghana/#.WEc-eOCLTnB

    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.

    Further details of publications or the weight of publications:

    # Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=uB9AECQAAAAJ&hl=en

    # ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7374-1369

    # ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/GM_Bob-Milliar

    # LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-bob-milliar-abab7924/


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