Dr. John Idriss  Lahai Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Dr. John Idriss Lahai

Dr. John Idriss Lahai is an applied development studies scholar. He is the author and editor of several books published/forthcoming by Routledge, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, and Peter Lang, etc. His Routledge books are: 1. Human Rights in Sierra Leone, 1787-2016 - The Long Struggle from the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Present (2018) 2. African Frontiers: Insurgency, Governance and Peacebuilding in Postcolonial States (with Tanya Lyons) (2016)

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My research agenda encompasses political sociology, political science/government, economic development, and, African studies. My long-term research goals have a five-fold focus:
    • State fragility and governance
    • Human rights and transitional justice
    • Peace, conflict, and security studies
    • Gender and development.
    • Public health governance and the regulation of pandemics.

Personal Interests

    Documentary movies
    Comedy movies (of the Monty Python genre)
    Reading (all disciplines - including those relating to how Physics has messed-up our story of 'God').
    Standup comedy (amateur performer)


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