Jude Cocodia

University of the Free State Expert on Democracy in Africa, why it is failing, and building viable local alternatives

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Jude Cocodia is a Research Fellow of the Department of Political Studies and Governance, University of the Free State, South Africa; An Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science, Niger Delta University, Nigeria; A Fellow of the International Peace Research Association; An Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Nottingham, UK. His areas of expertise are Peace, Conflict, Security, and Democracy in Africa. His Publications include Peacekeeping in the African Union: Building Negative Peace (Routledge, 2018). Exploring the Confluence Between Terrorism and Identity in Africa, (Palgrave MacMillan, 2021); Rejecting African Solutions to African Problems: The African Union and the Islamic Courts Union in Somalia (African Security, 2021, 14(2)); Local Women and Building the Peace: Narratives from Africa (Insight on Africa, 2022, 15(1)); African Security in the Anthropocene (Springer Nature, 2023). His current project is, Complex Solutions to Local Problems: The Dilemma of the African Union in Somalia (Anthem Press). Email address: [email protected], [email protected].

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Global Approaches on State Fragility & Organized Crime (UPEACE, 2023)

18 October 2023, 11:30 PM
Megan Capp Jude Cocodia MaurĂ­cio Vieira Vinicius Couto Fausto Carbajal-Glass