PUBLICATIONS

Books:

2017.  The Political Crisis of March 2009 in Madagascar: A Case Study of Conflict and Conflict Mediation. Rowman & Littlefield:  Lanham, Maryland.

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2003.  The Failure of the United Nations Development Programs for Africa. University Press of America:  Lanham, Maryland.

Book Chapter: 

2017.  “From the Failure to Consolidate Democracy to the Recurrence of Political Crises: The Case of Madagascar during the Third Republic (1992-2009),” in Civil Wars: Causal Factors, Conflict Resolution and Global Consequences, New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Articles:

2017.  “The Politics of Labelling in International Relations: The Case of the So-Called ‘Coup d’Etat of March 2009’ in Madagascar,” Global Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, (F), Vol. 17, No. 1, 7-15.

2017.  “Regional Integration Vs. Globalization: A Social Network Analysis of the Trade Within and Outside the Southern African Development Community (SADC),” Journal of International Organization Studies, Vol. 8, No., 5-23.

2016. “The Obstacles and Challenges to Democratic Consolidation in Madagascar (1992-2009),” International Journal of Political Science (IJPS), Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 1-17. 

2015. “Democratization and Armed Conflicts in Post-Cold War Africa (1989-2012),” African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, Vol. 9, No. 12, pp. 404-415.

2011. “Greed and Civil War in Post-Cold War Africa: Revisiting The Greed Theory of Civil War,” African Security, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 269-282.

2007.  “Women’s Health in Post-Cold-War Africa:  The Dramatic Effects of Poverty, HIV/AIDS and Armed Conflicts,” Asian Women, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 7-20.

2005.  “Political Parties in Madagascar:  Neopatrimonial Tools or Democratic Instruments,” Party Politics, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 495-512 (co-authored with Richard R. Marcus).

Book Reviews:

2012.  Review of the book “Madagascar, le coup d’Etat de mars 2009,” Edited by Solofo Randrianja, in Madagascar Tribune, April 18, 2012, http://www.madagascar-tribune.com/Une-revue-critique-du-livre,17355.html.


2010a.  Review of the book “Les Iles Mascareignes et George Sand,” by Frédéric Mocadel, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXVI/2010, p. 333-334.

 

2010b.  Review of the book “Eau de café, cotton maïs, sale verte: A Fleur de mémoire,” by Francine George, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXVI/2010, p. 338.

 

2010c.  Review of the book “Madagascar: A Short History,” by Solofo Randrianja and Stephen Ellis, in African Studies Review, Vol. 53/1/2010, pp. 175-177.

 

2009a.  Review of the book “Africa’s Human Rights Architecture,” Edited by John Akokpari and Daniel Zimber, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXV/4/2009, p. 325.

 

2009b.  Review of the book “Tunisie:  La Politique Economique de la Réforme,” Edited by I. William Zartman, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXV/1/2009, p. 39.

 

2008.  Review of the book “L’ OUA… Entre Nous,” by Albert K. Ekué, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXIV/3/2008, p. 196-197.

 

2007a.  Review of the book “Africa:  Continent of Economic Opportunity,” by David Fick, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXIII/3/2007, p. 210.

 

2007b.  Review of the book “Scholars in the Marketplace:  The Dilemma of Neo-Liberal Reform at Makerere University, 1989-2005,” by Mahmood Mamdani, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXIII/3/2007, p. 211.

 

2007c.  Review of the book “Politics of the Womb:  Women, Reproduction, and the State of Kenya,” by Lynn M. Thomas, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXIII/3/2007, p. 212.

 

2007d.  Review of the book “Promesses tenues!  D’ une collectivité d’ outre-mer à un départment de la République,” by Mansoor Kamardine, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXIII/3/2007, p. 216.

 

2007f.  Review of the book “Democratization in the Age of HIV/AIDS:  Understanding the Political Implications,” by Kondwani Chirambo, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXIII/3/2007, p. 217-218.

 

2006.  Review of the book “African Government and Politricks: The Art of Mismanaging Africa’s Affairs,” by Uche Onyebadi, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXII/3/2006, p. 240.

 

2005.  Review of the book “Madagascar:  Ethnies et Ethnicité,” edited by Solofo Randrianja, et al., in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXXI/4/2005, p. 320.

 

2004.  Review of the book “Leadership, Civil Society and Democratization in Africa,” Edited by Abdalla Bujra and Sipho Buthelezi, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXX/3/2004, p. 251.

 

2003.  Review of the book “Studies in the Political Economies of Mauritius,” by M. Daniel North-Coombes, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXIX/2/2003, p. 115.

 

2002.  Review of the book “Knowledge, Information and Development:  An African Perspective,” edited by Christine Stilwell, et al., in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXVIII/1/2002, p. 15.

 

2001.  Review of the book “Africa and the UN System:  The First Fifty Years,” Edited by George A. Obiozor and Adekunle Ajala, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXVII/2/2001, p. 99.

 

2000.  Review of the book “L’ Effondrement des Zones CFA et l’ Avènement de la Monnaie Africaine,” by James Flamel K. Kossivi, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXVI/3/2000, p. 196.

 

1996.  Review of the book “Aspects Culturels de Developpement:  Deux Mondes en Presence,” edited by Office du Livre Malgache, in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol. XXII/3/1996, p. 189-190.

 

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

 

·         “The Elusive Quest for Political Stability in Post-Cold War Africa: The Case of Madagascar at the End of the Third Republic and During the Transitional Government (2002-2013),” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, February 22-25, 2017.

 

·         “Regional Integration Vs. Globalization: A Social Network Analysis of the Trade Within and Outside the Southern African Development Community (SADC),” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, March 16-19, 2016

 

·         “From the Failure to Consolidate Democracy to the Recurrence of Political Crises: The Case of Madagascar during the Third Republic (1992-2009),” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, February 21-22, 2015.

 

·         “The Politics of Labelling in International Relations: The Case of the So-Called ‘Coup d’Etat of March 2009’ in Madagascar,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, February 21-22, 2015.

 

·         “Democracy, Democratization and Economic Performance in Post-Cold War Africa (1989-2012),” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association - South, Richmond, VA, October 25-26, 2014.

 

·         “From the Failure to Consolidate Democracy to the Recurrence of Political Crises: The Case of Madagascar during the Third Republic (1992-2009),” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association - South, Richmond, VA, October 25-26, 2014.

 

·         “Pathways to Development” (Ny Lalalana Mankany amin’ny Fandrosoana), presented at the LEMUR International Conference on Globalizing Knowledge for Education, Research and Practice, Antananarivo, Madagascar, July 24-26, 2014.

 

·         “From the Failure to Consolidate Democracy to the Recurrence of Political Crises: The Case of Madagascar during the Third Republic (1992-2009),” presented at the LEMUR International Conference on Globalizing Knowledge for Education, Research and Practice, Antananarivo, Madagascar, July 24-26, 2014.

 

·         “Democratization and Armed Conflicts in Post-Cold War Africa (1989-2012),” presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Political Science Association, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, March 21-22, 2014.

 

·         “The Politics of Labelling in International Relations: The Case of the So-Called ‘Coup d’Etat of March 2009’ in Madagascar,” presented at the 72nd Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 3-6, 2014.

 

·         “Democratization and Armed Conflicts in Post-Cold War Africa (1989-2012),” presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, November 21-24, 2013.

 

·         “The Politics of Labelling in International Relations: The Case of the So-Called ‘Coup d’Etat of March 2009’ in Madagascar,” presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Washington, DC, November 21-23, 2013.

 

·         “Democratization and Armed Conflicts in Post-Cold War Africa (1989-2012),” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association - South, Charlotte, NC, October 18-19, 2013.

 

·         “The Politics of Labelling in International Relations: The Case of the So-Called ‘Coup d’Etat of March 2009’ in Madagascar,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association - South, Charlotte, NC, October 18-19, 2013.

 

·         “The Obstacles and Challenges to Democratic Consolidation in Madagascar (1992-2009),” presented at the 71st Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 10-14, 2013.

 

·         “The Obstacles and Challenges to Democratic Consolidation in Madagascar (1992-2009),” presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, Washington, D.C., October 11-13, 2012.

 

·         “Greed and Civil War in Post-Cold War Africa: Revisiting The Greed Theory of Civil War,” presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Washington, D.C., November 16-19, 2011.

 

·         “Greed and Civil War in Post-Cold War Africa: Revisiting The Greed Theory of Civil War,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association-South, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina, October 14-15, 2011.

 

·         “Effective Teaching Strategies:  Going Beyond the Textbook Definitions,” presented at the Faculty Development Conference, Center for Teaching and Learning, Benedict College, Columbia, SC, August 2011.

 

·         Women’s Health in Post-Cold-War Africa:  The Dramatic Effects of Poverty, HIV/AIDS and Armed Conflicts,” presented at the Faculty Forum, Allen University, Columbia, SC, March 2008.

 

·         “The United Nations and Development: Explaining the Failure of the UN Development Programs for Africa,” presented at the Summer Workshop on International Organizations Studies, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.  Theme:  “Global Governance and Globalization:  The Changing Role of State and Non-State Actors.” July 1998.

 

·         “The United Nations and Development: Explaining the Failure of the UN Development Programs for Africa,” presented at the African Development Dissertation Workshop Program, on the theme:  "Post-Liberalization Development Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa."  A   project of the Rockefeller Foundation, coordinated by the Institute of International Studies, University of California at Berkeley, held at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI.  April 1997. 

 

·         “The United Nations and Development: Explaining the Failure of the UN Development Programs for Africa,” presented at the African Development Dissertation Workshop Program, on the theme: "African Development: Prospects, Practices, and Policies."  A            project of the Rockefeller Foundation, coordinated by the Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley, CA, held at the Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley, CA.  February 1997. 

 

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

 

·         Discussant on the Panel “All Along the Watchtower: Conflict, Crisis, & International Engagement in Africa,” 72nd Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 3-6, 2014.

 

·         Discussant on the Panel “Security and Democratization,” 71st Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 10-14, 2013.

 

·         Discussant on the Panel “America’s Growing Relationship with Africa,” Sixth Annual South Carolina International Studies Conference.  Columbia College, Columbia, SC 1999.

 

DATABASE CONTRIBUTION

 

·         Served as a Country Expert for Madagascar in the Varieties of Democracy Project led by Michael Coppedge, Staffan Lindberg, and John Gerring, the University of Notre Dame Center for Research Computing, the University of Gothenburg Department of Political Science, and the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies: https://www.v-dem.net/(2013).

 

  • Created a personal dataset on democratization and armed conflicts in Post-Cold War Africa, by compiling data from Freedom House, the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), and the World Bank.  This dataset will be made available to the public following the publication of my research on “Democratization and Armed Conflicts in Post-Cold War Africa (1989-2010).”

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES & NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

 

  • Interviewed by Africa Conflict Monitor on the current political situation in Madagascar:  “Informed Insights: Underlying conflicts continue to unsettle Madagascar,” published in Africa Conflict Monitor, September 2016 Edition.

 

 

  • Interviewed by Cam Cowan, film maker, on the political situation in Madagascar, as part of his documentary entitled “Surviving,” March 21, 2015.

 

 

 

 

  • Nary Ravonjy, “The Politics of National Reconciliation in Madagascar: Interview with Professor Adrien Michel Ratsimbaharison,” Midi-Madagasikara, 17 Juillet 2014, p. 10.

 

 

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