Okolie, Aloysius-michaels Nnabugwu
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Aloysius-Michaels Nnabugwu Okolie, often known as A. M. N. Okolie, is a Nigerian political scientist. He is a professor at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Okolie has been both the President of the Nigerian Political Science Association and a member of that organisation's Board of Trustees.
Okolie was born in Awgu, Enugu State, Nigeria. He attended the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, where he earned a BSc degree in Political/Administrative Studies in 1992. Okolie then became a undergraduate student at The University of Nigeria in Nsukka, where he obtained an MSc in 1996 and a PhD in political science in 2001, both with a specialisation in international relations. In 2004, he was a Fulbright Scholar of America Studies Institute United States foreign policy.
In 1993, Okolie worked as a Government Teacher with the National Youth Service Corps. In 1995, he became a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the Institute of Ecumenical Education Thinkers' Corner in Enugu State. Okolie became a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka in 1997. He was named a Professor there in 2009.
In 2018, Okolie began a term as the President of the Nigerian Political Science Association, which has been the main professional body of political scientists in Nigeria since the 1960s. Okolie has also been a member of the Nigerian Political Science Association's Board of Trustees.Before he was elected President of the Nigerian Political Science Association, he was the National Research Director for the organisation.
Undergraduate Qualifications
B.Sc (Hons.) Upper Division in Political/Administrative Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, 1992.
Postgraduate Qualifications
M.Sc., PhD. Both in (International Relations), University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu
Professional Qualifications
Diploma in Higher Education Management, Galilee Institute., Fulbright Scholar- American Studies Institute on US Foreign Policy
1. Okolie, A. M., Enyiazu, C. & Nnamani, K. E. (2021). Campaign propaganda, electoral outcome and the dynamics of governance in the post-2015 presidential election in Nigeria, Cogent Social Sciences, 7(1), 1-25. DOI:10.1080/23311886.2021.1922180
2. Okolie, A. M., Nnamani, K. E., Ezirim, G. E., Enyiazu, C. & Ozor, A. C. (2021). Does liberal democracy promote economic development? interrogating electoral cost and development trade-off in Nigeria’s fourth republic, Cogent Social Sciences, 7(1), 1-22. DOI: 10.1080/23311886.2021.1918370.
3. Okolie, A.M.N., C. Enyeazu & C. Mbaegbu (2021) Party Politics, Electoral Violence and Dynamics of Peace Building in Africa, in African Renaissance, March, 18 (1).
4. Okolie, A. M., Nwoke, I. S., Enyiazu, C., Ozor, A. C., Oranye, H. U. & Nnamani, K. E. (2020). A dialectical inquest into the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria: exploring the neoliberal state thesis. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, vol. 6(12), pages 975-984. doi.org/10.32861/jssr.612.975.984.

5. Okolie, A. M., Nnamani, K. E. & Nwoke, I. S. (2019). Government defence expenditure and human security crises in Nigeria, 2005-2017. Studies in Politics and Society, 8(1 & 2), 1-33.
6. Okolie, A. M. & Nnamani, K. E. (2017). Reflection on the nexus between public procurement reforms and economic development in Nigeria. African Journal of Politics and Administrative Studies, 9 (1).
7. Okolie, A.M. & Nnamani, K.E. (2015). Neoliberal economic reform and Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. Studies in Politics and Society. Vol. 3. No. 1. Pg. 38-66.
8. Okolie, A.M.N. & H.N. Agbo (2019). An Analysis of the Application of Non-Kinetic Approach in the Management of Insecurity in Nigeria, 2000-2017. Hyuku Journal of Politics and Development Studies (HJPDS), 3(1), PP.1-16.
9. Okolie, A.M.N. & H.N. Agbo (2019). Governance Deficit and Securitization of Political Life: Reflections on Non-Kinetic Model, International Journal of Politics & Administration (IJPA), maiden edition. Pp.1-26.
10. Okolie, A.M.N. & H.N. Agbo (2019) The Nigerian State and Proselytization of Criminality among constituent Nationalities: Fertilizing the Unexplored Thesis. Obazuluobodo University of Nigeria Journal 1(1), 44-61.
11. Okolie, A.M.N. (2019) Applications of Margin of Lead Principles in the 2019 General Elections and democratic Reversal in Nigeria, in Studies in Politics and Society, 9(1 & 2), December, pp. 116-135.
12. Okolie, A.M.N. & K. Nnamani (2018). Foreign Policy and Fungibility of Development in Nigeria, Studies in Politics and Society, 6, December, pp.1-15
13. Okolie, A.M.N., K. Nnamani & I.S. Nwoke, (2018). Reflections on the Applications of Washington and Post-Washington Consensus Principles on Nigeria’s Development Initiatives, Studies in Politics and Society, vol. 7, pp.1-18.
14. Okolie A.M.N. & K.C. Nnamani (2017). Fulani Herdsmen Militancy, Environmental Security and sustainability of Livelihood in Nigeria, Studies in Politics & Society, Contemporary Nigerian Political Economy: Governance, Security and Development, 5 (1), pp. 93-112.
15. Okolie, A.M.N. & K.C. Nnamani (2017) Neoliberal Economic Reforms and Challenges of Insecurity in Africa, in South East Journal of Political Science, 3(1), January-June, pp. 300-332.
16. Okolie, A.M.N. (2017). Reinventing African Development Machine for Global Competitiveness, Journal of Contemporary Issues, 1, pp.1-15.
17. Okolie, A.M.N. & K.C. Nnamani (2016). United States’ Trans-Saharan Counter Terrorism and Management of Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria, 2005-2015, Caritas University Journal of Political Science, 1(1). Pp. 19-46.
18.Okolie, A.M.N. (2016) Democracy and Development Trade-Off: Exploring Alternative Options in Politics, Studies in Politics and Society, 4(1), pp.21-36.
20.Okolie, A.M.N. & V. Onah (2015). Legislative-Executive Collaboration: Recipe for delivering democracy dividends in Nigeria’s Local Governments, Journal of Behavioural Sciences & Development Studies, 2(1 &2) pp. 20-36
21.Okolie, A.M.N & M.I. Ugwueze (2015). Securitization of Politics and Insecurity in Nigeria: The Boko Haram Experience, International Affairs and Global Strategy, 36 (28), pp. 1-14.
22.Okolie, A.M.N. & R. C. Okoli (2014) Financial Globalization and the travails of Africa’s Monetary Union Agenda: The Experience of West Africa
23.Okolie, A.M.N.& D. Chime (2014). State and Crises of Political Legitimacy in Africa,’ African Journal of Politics and Administrative Studies, (AJPAS), 6 (1), pp1-13.
24.Okolie, A.M.N.& Anthony Okoye (2014). Reflections on Climate Change and Human Security in Nigeria, 1999-2012. Nigerian Journal of Social Sciences, 10 (1), pp 1-30.
25.Okolie, A.M.N. (2014). The African Union and Security Challenges in Central Africa in the Post-Cold War Era.’ Nnamdi Azikiwe. Journal of Political Science, 4 (1), June, pp. 33-57.
26.Okolie, A.M.N. (2014). Reflections on the Security and development challenges in Central Africa: Exploring the Regional Solution, Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy, 1(1), January-December, pp. 98-126.
27.Okolie, A.M.N.& D. Chime (2013). Analysis of Nigeria-China Trade and Investment Relations, 1999- 2012, Journal of International Politics & Development Studies, 9 (1 & 2), pp 126-148.
28.Okolie, A.M.N.& Jide Chime (2013). Nigeria’s Foreign Policy and the Security and Development Challenges in Central Africa, International Journal of Research in Arts & Social Sciences, 5, pp. 229-244
29.Okolie, A.M.N & F. C. Chilaka (2013). United States Waning Hegemony in Latin America: Myth or Reality? Nigerian Journal of Social Sciences, 9 (1), pp 123-141.
30.Okolie, AM.N. (2012). Development Strategies in Disarray: Constructing Nigerian Consensus
from Washington and Post-Washington Agenda. ANSU Journal of Peace and Development Studies, maiden edition, pp 33-49.
31.Okolie, A.M.N (2012). Nigerian State and Peasantization of the Civil Society,’ Nigerian Journal of Social Sciences, vol. 8, no 1. April. Pp. 33-48
32.Okolie, A.M.N.& Ezeibe, C.C. (2011). Effects of Globalization of Trade and Investment on Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria’, Nigerian Journal of Political & Administrative Studies, vol. 2 no. 2, January- June, pp.39-51
33.Okolie, A.M.N. (2011). Apathy and the Integrity of the Electoral Process in Nigeria, University of Nigeria Journal of Political Economy, 5 (1 & 2), pp 1-4.
34.Okolie, A.M.N. & A.C. Ugwu (2011) Indigene-Settler Rivalry and Nation-Building in Nigeria: Lessons from the Jos Crises, 1999-2011, Journal of International Politics and Development Studies, 7, January-December, pp. 1-17.
35.Okolie, A.M.N (2011) Emerging Security Threats in the South East and South-South Geo-Political Zones: The Way Forward. NIPO Multi-disciplinary Journal of Intellectual Property, pp. 92-110.
36.Okolie, A.M.N; Ezeibe, C.C. & Eze, M. (2010). The Impact of IMF Policies on Political Economy of Nigeria in the Post-Cold War Era, International Journal of Social Science, 2, (2). pp.37-44.
37.Okolie, A.M.N (2010) Economic Diplomacy and the Conduct of Nigeria’s Foreign Policy under Obasanjo’s Administration, Nigerian Journal of International Affairs, 36(2), pp. 129-142.
38.Okolie, A.M.N (2010). Uses and Abuses of Economic Diplomacy as Primary Instrument for Conducting Nigeria’s External Relations, 1999-2007, Nigerian Journal of International Affairs, 36 (2).
39.Okolie A. & Ezeibe C. (2010). Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment in Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Politics and Administration, 3 (2) pp.23-30.
40.Okolie, A.M.N (2010). Foreign Policy Making and Implementation in Nigeria under the New Economic Empowerment Development Strategy, 1999-2006, Nigerian Journal of Social Sciences, 6 (1), June, pp. 55-71.
41.Okolie, A.M.N. (2010) African Growth Opportunity Act and Ideologization of Development in Africa: From European to American Imperialism, International Bi-Lingual Journal of Anti-Corruption, Law, Humanities, Social Sciences and Development Studies.
42.Okolie, A.M.N. & P. C. Ohiaegbu (2009). Third World Countries and Merchants of Development Assistance: The Case of Nigeria’s Export- Credit-Driven Development Model. Journal of International Politics and Development Studies, 5 (1& 2), January-December, pp.1-25.
43.Okolie, A.M.N (2009). The Contradictions of Development in Post-Colonial African States, Tropical Focus. The International Journal Series on Issues, 10 (1), January, pp. 1-15.
44.Okolie, A.M.N (2009). Reflections on citizen’s diplomacy and political legitimacy in Nigeria,2007-present, African Renaissance, 6 (3&4), pp.43-53.
45.Okolie A. & Ilo, E. (2009). World trade organization and the contradictions of international capitalism, African Journal of Contemporary Issues, 9 (1), January, pp.65-76.
46.Okolie A.M & Ezeibe C. (2009). Arguments on Law, Morality and Politics: An Exploration of Hart’s Theory of Law in Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3 (3) Jan/June, pp. 227-239.
47.Okolie, A.M.N. (2009). Globalization and Poverty Reduction in Africa, University of Nigeria Journal of Political Economy, 2 (1 & 2), pp. 75-89.
48.Okolie, A.M.N (2009). Fiscal Federalism and Conduct of Nigeria’s External Relations, 1960-2005, Nigerian Journal of Politics and Administration, 2 (1 & 2), pp. 75-89.
49.Okolie, A.M.N (2009). Capitalist Development Strategies and Poverty Alleviation in Africa, Nigerian Journal of Public Administration and Local Government, vol. XIV, nos. 1 & 2, Pp. 54-68.
50.Okolie, A.M.N (2009). The State, Electoral Fraud and illusion of Participatory Democracy in Africa: Lessons from the 2007 General Election in Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of International Affairs, 35 (1), pp. 61-77.

Book Publication
71. Okolie, A.M.N. & Oga G. Ajene (eds.) (2019). Research Methodology in Social Science Analysis, Revised Edition, Abakaliki: WillyRose & Appleseed Publishing Company
72. Shuaibu, I; H. Saliu & A.M.N. Okolie (eds.) (2018). Elections, Security Challenges and African Development, Proceedings of the Nigerian Political Science Association.
73. Shuaibu, I; H. Saliu & A.M.N. Okolie (eds.) (2018). Political Parties and Electoral Process in Nigeria. A publication of the Nigerian Political Science Association.
74. Okolie, A.M.N. & V.C. Onah (eds.) (2017). Politics of Development and
Underdevelopment. Abakaliki: WillyRose & AppleSeed Publisher.
75. Okolie, A.M.N. & V.C. Onah (2017) Dynamics of Law and Politics in Nigeria, Abakaliki: WillyRose & Appleseed Publishing Company
76. Okolie A.M.N. et al (eds.) (2017) Politics and Law in Africa: Current and Emerging Issues. (2nd edition) Abakaliki: WillyRose & AppleSeed Publishers.