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Tope Shola Akinyetun

Tope Shola Akinyetun teaches political science at Lagos State University of Education, Lagos State, Nigeria. He is a PhD student in Comparative Politics and Development Studies at the University of Benin. He has MSc in Comparative Politics & Development Studies from the University of Benin. His research interest includes – but is not limited to – identity politics, terrorism, crime, development studies and technology. In addition to being a Rosalind Member of the London Journal Press, he also reviews notable journals like New Media Society (SAGE), African Security Review (Routledge), Third World Quarterly (Routledge), the African Journal of Terrorism and Insurgency Research, the African Journal of Governance and Development etc. which are captured on his Publons profile. He has published several articles in notable peer-reviewed international journals and presented papers at noteworthy conferences such as the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, the International Association for Political Science Students (Ukraine), the Slovenia Social Science Conference and the African Research Universities Alliance. He is a member of MPSA, IPSA, IAPSS, African Studies Centre Leiden and African Studies Association. He contributes regularly to The Renata and has featured in the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance (Springer) and other significant platforms.


  • –present
    Researcher, Lagos State University of Education


  • 2022
    Crime of Opportunity? A Theoretical Exploration of the Incidence of Armed Banditry in Nigeria, Insight on Africa
  • 2022
    Banditry in Nigeria: Insights from Situational Action and Situational Crime Prevention Theories, Conflict Trends
  • 2022
    Torn between two pandemics: Poverty pandemic and Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, Southern African Journal of Policy and Development
  • 2022
    State of democracy in Africa: Democratic decline or autocracy?, Političke perspektive
  • 2022
    Social media, political efficacy and political participation in Nigeria, Plaridel
  • 2021
    Assessment of the Prevalence of Multidimensional Poverty in Nigeria: Evidence From Oto/Ijanikin, Lagos State, Journal of Social Change
  • 2021
    Reign of terror: A review of police brutality on Nigerian youth by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), African Security Review
  • 2021
    Social media, youth participation and activism: An analysis of the #Endsars protests in Nigeria, Democracy & Development: Journal of West African Affairs
  • 2021
    Youth Political Participation, Good Governance and Social Inclusion in Nigeria: Evidence from Nairaland, Canadian Journal of Family and Youth

Professional Memberships

  • International Political Science Association, Montreal, Canada
  • International Association for Political Science Students, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Midwest Political Science Association, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
  • African Studies Centre, Leiden, Netherlands
  • African Studies Association, New Jersey, USA
  • International Society for Development and Sustainability, Japan
  • American Sociological Association, Washington DC, USA