My research background is in comparative politics and southern African politics,
with a long standing interest in international political economy and the history of
political thought in terms of how these fields of study bear on our understanding of
political transitions, development, democratisation and the evolving nature of the
postcolonial world. 

My research has increasingly become focussed on Africa's changing role in the global
economy, in particular on Africa's energy (oil and gas) markets in the context of
the competition between US and UK companies and those of the emerging powers. Another
area of recent research concerns comparative and theoretical aspects of Anglo-American
conservatism and its applicability to the study of postcolonial politics. 



Contributions to Books


American and British Strategies In the Competition for Energy Resources in Sub-Saharan Africa, A New Scramble for Africa: The Rush for Energy Resources (2015)


Conservatism, Political Ideologies (2014)


The Resilience of Comprador Capitalism: “New” Economic Groups in Southern Africa, Big Business and Economic Development: Conglomerates and Economic Groups in Developing Countries and Transition Economies Under Globalization (2007)

Unpublished Papers