5th year Ph.D student in Boston University's political science department.
My major research focus is in political philosophy. My Ph.D dissertation, 'The Law’s Moral Legitimacy and the Significance of Participation’ uses Aristotle and Rousseau to philosophically examine the nature and relation of "morally legitimate" law to men within political society. My dissertation project tests specific logic parameters of my theoretical framework in a real world setting using a city-wide transportation system in Lagos, Nigeria to conduct a set of field experiments that will empirically examine the relationship between citizen deliberative participation in rule-making and citizen adherence to rules and perceptions of rule ‘legitimacy’.
My further research interests lie in comparative politics, African studies, and International Relations theory. My paper, 'Interventionist vs. Non-Interventionist Justice: Uganda’ was presented at the International Political Science Association Conference in May, 2013.
I obtained my BA from the University of Kent in the UK and my MSc from University College London. I have previously worked at Chatham House and the Guardian Newspaper. I currently write and edit a blog on Nigerian politics at www.politicalmatter.org
There at least two important things to consider when examining the developmental trajectory of states when it comes to corruption. The first is that there are different types of corruption. The second is that the international community – at least through its media – looks on some types of corruption…