Research Output

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  1. Isike, C and Schoeman, M. (2023). Group Hegemonic Leadership as an Analytical Framework for
    Understanding Regional Hegemony in Africa, African and Asian Studies 22(1), 8 – 38.

  2. Isike C, and Olasupo, O (2022). Rethinking the State in Africa: Perceptions of Nigerians on State
    Formation, State-Building, and a Negotiated Social Contract in the Nigerian Case. International
    Journal of African Renaissance Studies, DOI: 10.1080/18186874.2022.2073245

  3. Ihembe, M and Isike, C. (2022), Judicializing party primaries contemporary developments in
    Nigeria, Journal of African Elections, 21(1), 24 – 43 0/DJAOEI/:

  4. Atteya, N and Isike, C. (2022), Women, Religion, and Peacebuilding: Any role for Islamic
    Feminism? Analize: Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies, 17(31), 131 - 148

  5. Aniche, E, Iwuoha, V and Isike, C. (2022), Whither the ECOWAS free movement protocols? Pandemic nationalism, borders, and migration in West Africa, Political Geography, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2022.102771

  6. Isike, C and Ihembe, M. (2021). “COVID-19 and the decline of the social state in Nigeria’s federal
    democracy”, African and Asian Studies, 20(4). My contribution: 50% (ISI)
  7. Abasi, A, and Isike, C (2021) “The role and potential of soft power in mitigating the rivalry between
    India and Pakistan”, Journal of the Research Society of Pakistan, 58(2), 1 – 9. My contribution:
    40% (IBSS)

  8. Madise D, Isike C. (2020). “Ubuntu diplomacy: Broadening soft power in an African context”. J
    Public Affairs. 2020;e2097. https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.2097 My contribution: 50% (SCOPUS)
  9. Olaitan, Z and Isike, C (2019). "The Role of the African Union in Fostering
    Women’s Representation in Formal Peacebuilding: A Case Study of Sierra Leone". Journal of
    African Union Studies, 8(2), 135 - 154. My contribution: 50% (IBSS)

  10. Owusu-Ampomah, K and Isike, C (2019). "A Human Security Analysis of Issues Affecting Boys
    and Young Men in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa". Journal of Gender, Information and Development
    in Africa, 8(3), 39 - 67. My contribution: 50% (IBSS)

  11. Isike, C and Isike, E (2018) “Migration and the geopolitics of Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria”
    Strategic Review for Southern Africa, 40(2), 34 – 51. My contribution: 60% (IBSS)

  12. Umezurike, S and Isike, C (2018) “A geopolitical analysis of South Africa-Nigeria trade relations
    (1994-2014)”. Afrikka: Journal of Politics, Economic and Society, 7(1). My contribution: 50%

  13. Sabela, P and Isike, C (2018). “Appraising the effectiveness of South Africa’s Low-Cost Housing
    Delivery approach for beneficiaries in uMhlathuze village and Slovos settlement”, Africa
    Renaissance, 15(2), 9 - 31 My contribution: 40% (IBSS)

  14. Isike, C (2018). “The impact of University of Zululand structural and cultural contexts on my
    postgraduate supervision practice, 2011 to 2016”. Africa Education Review, 15(2), 1 – 19

  15. Ogunnubi, O and Isike, C* (2018). “Nigeria’s Soft Power Sources: Between Potential and
    Illusion?” International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 31(1), 49 – 67. My contribution:
    50% (SCOPUS)

  16. Isike, C (2017). “Soft Power and an African Feminist Ethics of Peacebuilding” Peace Review,
    29(3). DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2017.1344535 (SCOPUS)

  17. Isike C and Onapajo, H (2017). “The decline of a dominant political party : the case and future of
    South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC)”. Politeia 36(2), 1- 20
    https://doi.org/10.25159/0256-8845/2486 My contribution: 50% (SCOPUS)

  18. Isike, C and Ogunnubi, O (2017). “South Africa’s foreign policy aspirations and the National
    Development Plan (NDP 2030): The role of soft power” Journal of Contemporary African Studies,
    35(3), 284 – 302. My contribution: 50% (SCOPUS)

  19. Isike, C and Owusu-Ampomah, K (2017). “A human security analysis of the situation of girls and young women in KwaZulu-Natal”. African Population Studies, 31(1), 3178 - 3192. My
    contribution: 60% (IBSS)

  20. Isike, C and Ogunnubi, O (2017). “The Discordant Soft Power Tunes of South Africa’s Withdrawal
    from the ICC”, Politikon, 44(1), 173 – 180. DOI:10.1080/02589346.2017.1274085. My
    contribution: 60% (SCOPUS)

  21. Isike, C and Ajeh, A (2017). “Stakeholder Engagement as a Core Management Function:
    Analysing the Business Value of Stakeholder Engagement for Nigerian Business Organizations”.
    Journal of Economics and Behavioural Studies, 9(1), 46 – 55. My contribution: 60% (IBSS)
  22. Ogunnubi, O, Onapajo, H and Isike, C (2016). “A failing regional power? Nigeria’s international
    status in the age of Boko Haram”. Politikon, 2016. DOI:10.1080/02589346.2016.1266231. My
    contribution: 30% (SCOPUS)

  23. Onapajo, H and Isike, C* (2016). “The Global Politics of Gay Rights: Straining Relations between
    the West and Africa” (with H. Onapajo). Journal of Global Analysis 6(1), 21 – 45. My contribution:
    40% (IBSS)

  24. Isike, C (2016). ‘Neglecting the ‘majority’: an overview of the economic plight of young females in
    KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa” Gender & Behavior, 14(2), 2016, 7441 – 7454 (IBSS)
  25. Isike, C and Isike, E (2016). “The Human Factor Paradigm: Women and Peace Building in the
    Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria”, African Journal of Rhetoric, 8, 174 - 207 My contribution: 60%

  26. Isike, C (2016). “Women, inclusiveness and participatory governance in Nigeria’s Niger-Delta: a focus on Shell’s model of community development in the region”, Journal of Social Sciences,
    49(3), 205 – 214 (IBSS)

  27. Ogunnubi, O and Isike, C (2015). “Regional hegemonic contention and the asymmetry of soft power: a comparative analysis of South Africa and Nigeria”. Strategic Review for Southern Africa
    37(1), 152-177. My contribution: 50% (DHET)

  28. Isike, C and Isike, E (2012). “A socio-cultural analysis of African immigration to South Africa”,
    Alternation, 19(1), 93 – 116. My contribution: 50% (DHET)

  29. Isike, C and Idoniboye-Obu, S (2011). ‘Throwing out the baby with the bath water’: The Third
    Term Agenda and Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria’s fourth Republic”. Journal of African
    Elections, 10(1), 143 – 170. My contribution: 70% (DHET)

  30. Isike, C* and Okeke-Uzodike, N (2011). “Marginalizing women in politics: a study of trends in
    KwaZulu-Natal”. Development Southern Africa, 28(2), 225 - 240. My contribution: 70%

  31. Isike, C and Okeke-Uzodike, N (2011) “A statistical analysis of women’s perceptions on politics
    and peacebuilding in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) and Niger-Delta (Nigeria)”, Africa Insight 41(1),
    71 – 87. My contribution: 70% (DHET)

  32. Isike, C and Okeke-Uzodike, N (2011). "Towards an indigenous model of conflict resolution:
    reinventing women’s roles as traditional peace-builders in neo-colonial Africa" African Journal on
    Conflict Resolution (ACCORD), 11(2), 32 – 58. My contribution: 70% (IBSS)

  33.  Isike, C and Alokwu, O (2010). “A theological response to the human security challenges of the
    Niger-Delta region of Nigeria”, Journal of Theology Southern Africa 138, 19 – 35. My contribution: 50% (DHET)

  34. Isike, C and Okeke-Uzodike, N (2009). “The role of the African Media in the democratization
    process: leaders, martyrs or culprits?” Affrika: Journal of Politics, Economics and Society, 1(1), 68
    – 97. My contribution: 50% (IBSS)

  35. Okeke-Uzodike, N and Isike, C (2009). “Whose Security? Understanding the Niger-Delta conflict
    as a clash of two security conceptions”, African Security Review 18(3), 103 – 11. My
    contribution: 50% (DHET)

  36. Isike, C*, Okeke-Uzodike, N and Gilbert, LD (2008). “The US African Command: enhancing
    American security or fostering African Development?” African Security Review 17(1), 20 – 38.
    My contribution: 50% (DHET)

  37.  Isike, C and Okeke-Uzodike, N (2008). “Modernization without Westernization: Reinventing
    African Patriarchies in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Africa”. Journal of Constructive Theology,
    14(1), 3 – My contribution: 60% (DHET)

  38.  Isike, C, Ojakorotu, V and Uzodike, N (2007). “The internationalization of the Niger-Delta crisis: a
    function of the globalization of human rights”. Africa Insight, 37(1) April 2007, 19 – 43. My
    contribution: 50% (DHET)
    Non-subsidy earning (Peer-reviewed)

  39. Isike, C. (2020). “Profit vs Public health: the crisis of liberal democracy and universal
    healthcare in Africa” Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 12(2), 263 -

  40. Umezurike, S and Isike, C (2013). “An analysis of the opinions of African immigrants on
    service delivery by the Department of Home Affairs, South Africa”. Inkanyiso, 5(1), 17 - 45. My contribution: 50%

  41. Isike, C and Abutudu, M (2012). “Are African Leaders Born or Created? Unmaking of
    Progressive Leadership in the Democratic Republic of Congo”. OIDA International Journal
    of Sustainable Development, 5(9), 121-133, Available at SSRN:
    http://ssrn.com/abstract=2208536 My contribution: 70%

  42. Isike, C and Okeke-Uzodike, N (2011). “From quality participation to bland representation:
    analyzing the political decline of women in Africa today” IKAMVA: International Journal of
    Social Sciences & Humanities, 5(1), 1 - 33. My contribution: 70%

  43. Isike, C and Okeke-Uzodike, N (2010) “The Moral Imagination, Ubuntu and African Women:
    Towards Feminizing Politics and Peace-Building in KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)”, Ghandi Marg,
    31(4), 679 – 709. My contribution: 70%

  44. Akinbobola, T and Isike, C (2009). “Globalization, Poverty and Economic Growth: the case of
    South Africa” Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 11(3), 2009, 167 – 189. My
    contribution: 40%

  45. Gilbert, LD, Okeke-Uzodike, N and Isike, C (2009). “The United States Africa Command:
    Security for Whom? Journal of Pan African Studies 2(9), 264 – 281. My contribution: 30%

  46. Isike, C and Ojomo, C (2006). “Creating a Balance of power in a Unipolar World: Reflections on
    the September 11, 2001, Terrorist attack on the US” Nigerian Journal of Politics and Public Policy,
    4(1 – 6), 65 – 77. My contribution: 80%

  47. Ebohon, S and Isike, C (2004). “The Dilemma of Big-Brother Diplomacy: An analysis of Nigeria’s
    role in the resolution of the Ivorian Crisis”. Tropical Focus: The International Journal Series on
    Tropical Issues, 4(3), September, 39 – 51. My contribution: 60% 50% (DHET)

Books and/or chapters in books

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  1. Isike, C, Ogunnubi, O and Ukwueze, O (Eds). (2023) Big Brother Naija and Popular Culture in
    Nigeria: A Critique of the Country’s Cultural and Economic Diplomacy Palgrave Macmillan

  2. Isike, C and Isike, E (Eds). (2022) Conflict and Conviviality: The Ambivalence of African
    Migrant/Host Relations in South Africa, Palgrave Macmillan 259 pages.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-1033-3

  3. Okeke-Uzodike, U, Isike, C and Iloh E (Eds.). (2021) The Political Economy of Migration in
    Africa, Enugu: Afriheritage Institute (ISBN: 978-978-981-627-9

Chapters in books (Subsidy earning)

  1. Isike, C (2023). “The Value of Re-socializing Boys and Men for Positive Gender Relations to Curb
    Gender-Based Violence and Femicide in South Africa” in: Fontaine-Skronski, Kim, Valériane Thool
    and Norbert Eschborn (Eds). Does the UN model still work? Challenges and Prospects for the
    Future of Multilateralism. Leiden: Brill Publishers

  2. Isike C. (2023). “Foucault’s Panopticon as a theoretical frame for understanding the Big Brother
    Reality Show” in: Isike, C, Ogunnubi, O and Ukwueze, O (Eds). Big Brother Naija and Popular
    Culture in Nigeria: A Critique of the Country’s Cultural and Economic Diplomacy Palgrave

  3. Olusola, O. and Isike, C. (2023). “Youths, Big Brother Reality Show and Voting Behaviour in
    Nigeria: Lessons for the Nigerian Government”. in: Isike, C, Ogunnubi, O and Ukwueze, O (Eds).
    Big Brother Naija and Popular Culture in Nigeria: A Critique of the Country’s Cultural and
    Economic Diplomacy Palgrave Macmillan. My contribution: 40%

  4. Isike, C (2022). “Foes, friends or both? Looking beyond hostility in relations between Congolese
    migrants and South Africans in Empangeni” In: Isike, C and Isike, E (Eds). Conflict and Concord:
    The Ambivalence of African Migrant/Host Relations in South Africa, Palgrave Macmillan.

  5. Isike, E, Olaitan Z and Isike C (2022), “Cyberspace xenophobia in South Africa” In: Isike, C and Isike, E (Eds). Conflict and Concord: The Ambivalence of African Migrant/Host Relations in South
    Africa, Palgrave Macmillan, 259 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-1033-3 My
    contribution: 30%

  6. Isike, C (2019). “Digitalization and Political Science in South Africa” In: Kneuer M and Miller, H
    (eds.) Digitalization and Political Science: A Global Perspective. Barbara Budrich Publishers, 271
    – 283.

  7. Onapajo, H and Isike, C (2018). “The Political Economy of Ethno-religious Conflict in Nigeria: A
    Case Study of Jos, Plateau State” In Babalola, D and Onapajo, H (eds.) Nigeria, a Country under
    Siege: Issues of Conflict and its Management. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 69 -
    91. My contribution: 40%

  8. Isike, C and Omotoso, SA (2017). “Reporting Africa: the role of the media in (un) shaping
    democratic and development agendas in Africa” In Olutokun and Omotoso, SA (eds.) Political
    Communication: Issues and Perspectives in Selected parts of Africa. USA: Springer, 209 - 227.
    My contribution: 70%

  9. Isike C and Isike, E (2013). “Women-writing” the wrong: a human rights and security approach to
    transforming the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria” In Imobighe, T and Ebohon, S Themes and Issues
    in Nigerian Governance and Politics, Bukuru: National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies
    (NIPS), 19 - 35. My contribution: 60%

  10. Isike, C* (2012). “What do men think? The role of cultural (mis)conceptions in perpetuating male
    violence against women in neo-colonial Africa”. In Freedman, J (ed.) Engaging Men in the Fight
    against Gender-Based Violence: Case Studies from Africa. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan,
    17 - 37.

  11. Okeke-Uzodike, N and Isike, C (2012). “Towards a theoretical and cultural analysis of dangerous
    masculinities in contemporary Africa” (With U. Okeke-Uzodike) In Chitando, E and Chirongoma, S
    (eds.) African Theologians’ Response to the Role of Men in HIV and AIDS. Pietermaritzburg:
    Cluster Publications, 2012, 31 - 53. My contribution: 50%

  12. Isike, C (2010). “Localism, Colonialism and Nigeria’s nascent democracy” In Sindjoun, L (ed.) The
    Coming African Hour: Dialectics of Opportunities and Constraints. Oxford: African Books
    Collection, 267 – 289.

  13. Isike, C and Okonma, C (2010). “Youth alienation and empowerment in the Niger-Delta:
    combating the politics of defensive rehabilitation”. In V. Ojakorotu and C. Isike (eds.), Oil Politics in
    Nigeria. Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 60-80. My Contribution: 50%

  14. Isike, C (2005). “Indigenous Social Structures and the case for Good Governance in Nigeria” In
    Hassan, S (ed.) Nigeria under Democratic Rule (1999-2003). Volume 2 Ibadan: University Press

  15.  Isike, C (2005). “Emerging threats in the Niger-Delta and Third World security conception:
    Implications for Nigeria’s National security” In Orobator et al (eds.) Federal, State and Resource
    Control in Nigeria, Benin: F. Parker Publishing Company, 28 - 49.

  16. Epelle, A and Isike, C (2005). “Government’s opposition to resource control agitations: Matters
    arising” In Orobator et al (eds.) Federal, State and Resource Control in Nigeria Benin: F. Parker
    Publishing Company, 83 - 97. My contribution: 40%