Dr. George Meyiri Bob-Milliar

Senior Lecturer


Dept: History and Political Studies
Department of History & Political Studies
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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Publications

    SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

    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. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01436597.2020.1783998 [2018 Impact Factor, 2.156], [SCImago Q1], Indexed in Web of Science; Scopus; JSTOR. Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2020). ‘Introduction: Methodologies for Researching Africa.’ African Affairs, DOI: adaa011, https://doi.org/10.1093/afraf/adaa011.[2018 Impact Factor, 3.148], [SCImago Q1], Indexed in Web of Science; Scopus; JSTOR. Top Ranked Journal in Area Studies, Published by Oxford University Press.

    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. DOI: 10.1353/aeh.2019.0005 [SCImago Q2], Indexed in Web of Science; Project MUSE; Scopus; JSTOR. Published by University Wisconsin Press.

    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.DOI: 10.1353/aeh.2019.0007 [SCImago Q2], Indexed in Web of Science; Project MUSE; Scopus; JSTOR. Published by University Wisconsin Press.

    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. https://doi.org/10.1080/14662043.2019.1624291 [SCImago Q2], Indexed in Web of Science; Scopus; JSTOR. Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis

    Bob-Milliar, GM (2019). Activism of Political Parties in Africa. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1365 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/21622671.2018.1503091. [2018 Impact Factor, 3.760], [SCImago Q1]. Indexed in Web of Science; Scopus; JSTOR. Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

    Bob-Milliar, GM & Jeffrey W. Paller (2018). ‘Democratic Ruptures and Electoral Outcomes: Ghana 2016 General Elections.’ Africa Spectrum, 53(1): 5-35. https://doi.org/10.1177/000203971805300102 [2019 Impact Factor, 0.800]. Indexed in Web of Science; Scopus; JSTOR; SAGE. Published by the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA).

    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. DOI:10.20940/JAE/2017/v16i2a2.Indexed in AJOL. Published by Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA).

    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. https://doi.org/10.1080/2158379X.2017.1382170 [SCImago Q2]. Indexed in Web of Science; Scopus; JSTOR. Published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis

    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. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022278X16000574 [2018 Impact Factor, 0.917], [SCImago Q1]. Indexed in Web of Science; Scopus; JSTOR. Published by Cambridge University Press. 

    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. Published by the Center for African Studies/University of Florida Press.

    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. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022278X12000481. Impact Factor (IF): 0.918

    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. DOI:10.1080/13510347.2011.605998. Impact Factor (IF): 2.500

    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. Doi: 10.1177/0021909611421905. Impact Factor (IF): 0.522

    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. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0001972011000234.

    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 Nk?suohene in Ghana.’ African Affairs, 108(433): 541-558. Doi: 10.1093/afraf/adp045. Impact Factor (IF): 3.158

     

    PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS

    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,” (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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