Interests and Specialties

History of Development; activities of NGOs – Western and Islamic; Conflict and Peace; expansion of Islam; Refugees, Youth and Development

Current Projects

Editing an anthology on Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa; co-editing an edited volume (with Toyin Falola), on Perspectives on African Environment and Technology

Editorial Work

Editor, East Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences (EAJHS) published by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi.

Book Reviews

Maurice N. Amutabi. Beyond Women’s Empowerment in Africa: Exploring Dislocation and Agency. By Elinami Veraeli Swai. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Pp. xv+220, price $ 85. ISBN: 9780230102484.pp. 15-8. 2012.

Prof. Maurice Amutabi is the author of 'The NGO Factor in Africa'. (described as a 'leading publication' on NGOs in Africa).

Book Reviews

  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Beyond Women’s Empowerment in Africa: Exploring Dislocation and Agency. By Elinami Veraeli Swai. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Pp. xv+220, price $ 85. ISBN: 9780230102484.pp. 15-8. 2012.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. New South African Review, 2010: Development or Decline. Edited by John Daniel, Prishan Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall. Johannesburg, South Africa: Wits University Press, 2010. x+476 pp. ISBN: 978-1-86814-516-4. Paperback. Price: $39.95, p.133-7. 2011.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Rethinking Africa’s Globalization. Volume 1: The Intellectual Challenges. By Paul Tiyambe Zeleza. Africa World Press/Red Sea Press, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. 2002. pp. 496. $29.95. Kenya Studies Review, Volume 1, Number 1, 2009. Pp. 32-54. pp, 123-5.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. ‘Womanhood in Colonial Africa, By Tabitha Kanogo’, Book Review. Africa Today Volume 53, Number 4, summer 2007(Indiana University Press, 2007). Pp.118-121.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Contending Political Paradigms in Africa: Rationality and the Politics of Democratization in Kenya and Zambia by Shadrack Wanjala Nasong'o. Development and Change, Volume 38 (2), 2007. Pp. 349–351.
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Urban Africa: Changing Contours of Survival in the City, edited by Abdou Maliq Simone & Abdelghani Abouhani. Africa Development, Volume XXXI [31], No.3, 2006. Pp. 191-4
  • Maurice N. Amutabi. Agency and Action in Colonial Africa: Essays for John E  Flint edited by Chris You’e and Tim Stapleton. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Volume 36, Number 1, 2002. Pp. 182-184.
  •  Maurice N. Amutabi. Resource Conflict in the Horn of Africa by John Markakis. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Volume 35, Number 2. 2001. Pp. 397-400.
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