The Transition Problem: Comparative Analysis of Racial Inequality in South Africa and the USA
Reexamining Foreign Aid and Development Discourse
Governance and Dynamic of the Strongman Syndrome in Africa
The Problem with Democracy in Africa
China in Africa
Patricia’s work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals. Her first published book, of which she is the principal author, is titled Homegrown Development in Africa: Illusion or Reality? (Routledge 2015) The book is an attempt to critically conceptualize homegrown development. The book provides a critical evaluation of ‘homegrown’ development initiatives in Africa versus externally sponsored development. Focusing specifically on Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya, the book takes a qualitative and comparative approach to offer the first ever in-depth analysis of indigenous development programmes.
Her three years researching the book has spawned two related work in progress – Rethinking Foreign Aid and Development and State Institutions and Governance in Managing Development in Africa.
Patricia has a long-standing interest in ethno-religious conflicts. She recently travelled to Northern Nigeria to examine the rise of Boko Haram. The research frames the rise of Boko Haram endogenously within the institutional crisis and leadership gap in Nigeria.