Please wait...


Prof. Celestine Oyom Bassey


Political Science




[email protected]

About Prof. Celestine Oyom Bassey

Celestine Oyom Bassey is a professor of International Relations and Strategic Studies in the Department of Political Science, University of Calabar, Calabar. He is currently the Director of Studies at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos. He obtained a Ph.D in International Relations and Strategic Studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (1984) after preliminary B.A. (Hons) degree in Politics at Lancaster University, United Kingdom (1980). He joined the services of the University of Calabar in 1985 as Lecturer II and rose through the ranks to professorial cadre in 1999. Celestine has been teaching and researching in the Department. He has also served the University in several capacities including Head of Department of Political Science (1989-1991 and 2001-2003), Sub Dean of the Faculty of Social Science (1996-1998), Member, University of Calabar Council (2010-2014), and several Senate and Council Committees. Prof. Bassey has contributed to the graduation of students at undergraduate and post graduate levels. He has to date supervised and co-supervised over thirty graduate students including nineteen Ph.Ds. Prof. Bassey has authored and co-authored over fifty publications spread across both local and international peer review journals, over twenty book chapters and ten textbooks. He has also presented many scholarly papers at several local and international conferences and has also served as lead speaker at several fora. Prof. Bassey was the Chairman, Local Organising Committee of the Nigerian Political Science Association (1989). He is a recipient of several awards including Peel Studentship Award (1978), Killam Fellowship (1981 – 1984), Fulbright Fellowship (2009–2010), and many others. He is a member of many professional associations including Nigerian Political Science Association, International Studies Association, and so many others. Prof. Bassey has served as Commissioner for Education in Cross River State between 2003 and 2007, Chairman of Council of the defunct Polytechnic Calabar, Coordinator of Strategic Conflict Assessment of the Niger Delta Geopolitical Zone under the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja (2000-2002), Consultant to Economic Commission of West African States on Early Warning Systems and Security Harmonisation and many other positions, He is presently supervising four Ph.D students. He is a happily married.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
DiplomaUniversity of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State19731975
B.A. (Hons) Politics Lancaster University, United Kingdom19771980
M.A. International Relations Dalhousie University, Canada19811981
Ph.D. International Relations and Strategic Studies Dalhousie University, Canada19811984

S/N Publication
Bassey, C., & Ndiyo, N. (2017). Political Economy of Global Formations: Nexus of Poverty and Underdevelopment Crisis in Core-Periphery Relations. Concept Publications, Lagos.
Bassey, C. (2017), Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea: Threat Assessment and Response. Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Journal, 1.
Bassey, C., & Ndiyo, N. (2016). Research Design: Types and Applications. In: Okolie, A.M., & Godwin, A.O. (eds), Research Methodology in Social Science Ajavascript:void(0);nalysis. TIMEX, Enugu.
Bassey C., & Efem, A.U. (2015). Insecurity and Economic Crime in South-South Nigeria. In: Ekpe, A. (ed.), State and Infrastructural Renaissance in Akwa Ibom State.
Bassey, C. & Agbor, U. (2015). Public Policy and Politics in Nigeria, Concept Publications, Lagos.
Bassey, C, (2015). Challenges of National Security in Nigeria Centrepoint Journal, 18(2), 61–81.
Bassey, C. (2015). Security and Development in Africa: A Framework of Analysis. In: Sesay, A., & Ukaeje, C., (eds), Security and Development Challenges for Africa in the 21st Century. Essays in Honour of Professor Thomas AkhigbeImobighe., NIPSS, Kuru
Bassey, C., & Eyinla, B. (2014). Nigeria: Profile of a Regional Hegemon. In: Sessay, A., & Idris, M. (eds.), Nigeria in ECOMOG: Lessons Learned, Challenges and Opportunities for Future Operations. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
Bassey, C., (2013). Nigeria and UN Peace support Operations in Somalia. In: Akinterinwa, B. (ed.), Organization of African UNITY/African Union at Fifty. NIIA, Lagos.
Bassey C., (2013). Post Amnesty Development and the Challenges of National Security in the Niger Delta. In: Yoroms, G., & Jonah, G. (eds.), Contending Security Issues in Nigeria. National Defence College Press, Abuja.
Bassey, C., & Ozumba, G. (2012). Political Science - An Introductory Reader. Concept Publications, Lagos.
Bassey, C. (2012). Resource Diversification and Sustainable Development in Nigeria. British Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(1), 33-46.
Bassey, C. (2012). Oil and conflict in the Niger Delta: A Reflection on the Politics of State Response to Armed Militancy Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 3(2), 77-90.
Bassey, C., & Akpan, F. (2012). Mainstreaming Peace and Security in the Niger Delta: System Global Journal of Social Science, 2(6), 13-22.
Bassey, C., & Akpan, F. (2012). The Politics of Resources Control in Nigeria. European Journal of Social Sciences, 27(2), 222-232
Bassey, C. & Dokuboh, C. (2011). Defence Policy of Nigeria: A Reader, Bloomington. Authorhouse, USA.
Bassey, C., (2011). Geopolitics of global energy supply: An examination of the structure and strategy of US-Nigeria Naval Cooperation in the Gulf of Guinea under AFRICOM. In: Agi, S.P.I. (ed.), Faculty of Social Sciences Lecture Series, University of Calabar Press.
Bassey, C., (2011). Ken Saro Wiwa, Ethnic Minorities and Politics of Dispossession in Nigeria. In: Nwahuanya, C. (ed.), From Boom to Doom: Protest and Conflict Resolution in the Literature of the Niger Delta. Springfield Publishers, New Owerri, pp. 17-26.
Bassey C., & Aniah, E. (2011). Environmental impact of conflict. Complex Scenarios and Sustainable Environmental Management in Nigeria. In: Matt, F. A., & Ivbijaro, et al., (eds.), Sustainable Environmental Management in Nigeria. Mattivi Productions, Ibadan.
Bassey C., & Nyong, M. (2011). Nigeria and ECOWAS in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges and Prospects of Meaningful Sub-Regional Integration. In: Imobighe, T.A., & Alli, W.O. (eds.), Perspectives on Nigeria’s National Politics and External Relations: Essays in Honour of Bolaji Akinyemi. NIPSS, Kuru.
Bassey C., & Fwa, K.L. (2011). Nigeria’s Mechanism for Peace and Conflict Resolution: from Biafra to the Niger Delta Amnesty: Lessons in Crisis Management. In: Akpuru-Aja, A., et al., (eds), Nigeria’s 50 years of Nation-Building: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects. NIPSS, Kuru.
Bassey, C., & Oshita, O. (2010). Governance and Border Security in Africa. Malthous Press, Lagos.
Bassey, C. (2010). The Armed Forces and Security Challenges in the Niger Delta. African Peace Review, 9(1), 1-18.
Bassey, C., & Uno, A., (2008). NYSC: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects. In: Danfulani, S.A., & Akpuru-Aja, A. (eds), NYSC in its Fourth Decade: A Strategic Policy Outfit for National Development. Spectrum Books, Ibadan. Bassey, C., (2010). Nigeria’s Security Framework and the Future of the Gulf of Guinea. In: Eze, O. (ed), Beyond Fifty Years of Nigerian Foreign Policy: Issues, Challenges and Prospects. Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, pp. 265-292.
Bassey, C., & Oshita, O. (2007). Conflict Resolution, Identify Crisis and Development in Africa, Abuja: Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Malthouse Press, Lagos.
Bassey, C. (2006). Legislature-Executive Relations and the Future of Democracy in Nigeria. In: Ojo, E. (ed), Challenges of Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria, John Archers, Ibadan.
Bassey, C. (2005). Contemporary Strategy and the African Condition. MacMillan, Ibadan.
Bassey, C., Imobighe, & Asuni (2005). Crisis and Instability in the Niger Delta: The Case of Warri, MacMillan, Ibadan.
Bassey, C. (2005). Federalism and Conflict Resolution. In: Onwundiwe, E., & Suberu, R. (eds), Nigerian Federalism in Crisis: Critical Perspectives and Political Options. John Archers, Ibadan.
Bassey, C. (2002). Local Governance, Resource Control and Development in the Niger Delta. In: Uya, O., & Okon, J. (eds), Local Government Administration and Grassroots Democracy in Nigeria. UNICAL Press, Calabar.
Bassey, C. (2003). General Survey of Conflict in the South-South Zone of Nigeria. African Peace Review (Special Edition), 2003, 112-129.
Bassey, C. (2003). Nigeria in World Affairs. In: Ukpong, I. I. (ed), The Nigerian Nation, University of Cross River State, CSS Book Project.
Bassey, C. (2003). The Structure of External Influence in African Conflicts. In: Imobighe, T., & Zabadi, I.S. (eds.), The African Crisis Response Initiative: Issues and Perspective. National War College Press, Abuja.
Bassey, C., (2003). Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferation and Urban Violence in Nigeria: A Case Analysis of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. In: Sessay, A., & Odebiyi, A. (eds), Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferation in Nigeria. CEDCOMS, Ile-Ife.
Bassey, C., (2003). The Nature and Dynamics of Civil Wars in West Africa. In: Sesay, A. (ed.), Civil Wars, Child Soldiers and Post Conflict Peace-Building in West Africa. Spectrum Books, Ibadan.
Bassey, C. (2002). Theory and Research Process in the Social Sciences in Nigeria: A Synthesis and Evaluation of the State of Debate in Political Science. Annals of the Social Science Academy of Nigeria, 12, 17-38.
Bassey, C. (2001). Professionalization of the Armed Forces underthe Obasanjo Administration. In: Uya, O. (ed), Taming the Wilderness: First Two Years of Obasanjo Administration. Reachout, Lagos.
Bassey, C. (2000). The Political Economy of Defence Expenditure in Nigeria: The Gun or Garri Controversy Revisited. Ethiope Research, 1, 1-20.
Bassey, C. (2000). Political Parties and Conflict Resolution in Nigeria: Towards an Analysis of Basic Trends and Patterns in South-South Zone, Nigerian Journal of Social and Development Issues, 2(1).
Bassey, C. (2000). The Legitimation of Intervention through Collective Security Regime: Some Policy Implications of Gulf War. African Journal of International Affairs and Development, 5(1), 117-148.
Bassey, C. (2000). The Security Forces and Popular SocialMovements: The Dilemma of Institutional Development and Social Transformation. Journal of Historical Studies, 5(1), 10-28
Bassey, C. (1999). The Diplomacy of Dependence: A Critique of Nigeria’s Relation with the Great Powers, 1960-1968. Calabar Journal of Politics and Administration, 1(1), 31-62.
Bassey, C. (1998). Critical Observations on Western Perception of Peace and Security in Africa. African Peace Review, 2(1), 36-64.
Bassey, C. (1998). The Church and Educational Development in Nigeria: A Sociological Appraisal. Nigerian Journal of Educational Foundations, 2(1), 114-136.
Bassey, C. (1998). Casual Dynamics and the Onset of War: A Theoretical Re-examination of Extant Postulates. Journal of Humanities, 1(2), 1-19.
Bassey, C. (1998). Domestic Sources of Regional Insecurity in Africa. International Journal of Social Science and Public Policy, 1(1), 111-131.
Bassey, C. (1998). Federations. In: Alozie, P. (eds.), Citizenship Education, (GSS Textbook for the Nigerian Universities). Vitalis, Aba, pp. 88-116.
Bassey, C. (1997). The State and Economy in Nigeria: An Appraisal of Crisis and Adjustment. In: Ozumba, J.O. (ed.), Nigerian Government and Politics. Vitalis, Aba, pp. 66-63.
Bassey, C. (1997). Multinational Corporations and the Nigerian Economy. In: Ozumba, G. (ed.), Nigerian Government and Politics. Vitalis, Aba.
Bassey, C. (1996). The Structure of Black Reution in South Africa, Longmans, Lagos.
Bassey, C. (1996). The United Nations Conflict Management Process in Angola. Korean Journal of International Studies, XXVII(1), 111-130.
Bassey, C. (1996). Restraint Factors in Nigeria’s Military Statecraft: Theory and Evidence. UNICAL Quarterly, 1(2), 110-136.
Bassey, C., & Toyo, E. (1996). Colonial Police and Resistance Movements. UNICAL Quaterly, 1(2), 43-70.
Bassey, C. (1996). Alternative Models for Peace-making in Africa: A Sub- Regionalist Model. In: Vogt, M.A., & Aminu, L. S. (eds), Peace-keeping in Africa: Chad and Liberia as Case Studies. Malthouse, Lagos, pp. 472-504.
Bassey, C. (1994). Problems of International Peace and Security: African Viewpoint. Journal of Peace Education, 1(1), 8-16.
Bassey, C. (1994). Nigeria and Regional Security in West Africa Sub-Region: Lessons from Monrovia. Nigerian Forum. 14(1-2), 31-45.
Bassey, C. (1993). Defence Planning and the Nigerian Armed Forces Modernization Process (1970- 1990). An Institutional Analysis. Armed Forces and Society, 1992, 253-277.
Bassey, C. (1993). African States and the Politics of Continental Defence. Nigerian Journal of International Affairs, 19(1), 48-71.
Bassey, C. (1993). ECOWAS Cease-fire monitoring Group (ECOMOG) and the Liberian Crisis: Empirical Analysis and Policy Implications. Nigerian Journal of Policy and Strategy, 8(1-2), 42-53.
Bassey, C. (1993). Presidentialism and Governance in the Local Government System. Quarterly Journal of Administration, XXVI(1-2), 20-30.
Bassey, C. (1993). Nigeria in ECOMOG: The Dilemma of Preventive Diplomacy. In: Owoeye, J., (ed), Nigeria in International Institutions. Ibadan College Press, pp. 159-170.
Bassey, C. (1993). The Peace-keeping Approach to Conflict Management: A Conceptual Overview. In: Vogot, M.A. & Ekoko, A. (eds.), Nigeria in International Peace-Keeping, 1960-1990. Malthouse, Lagos, pp.24-44.
Bassey, C. (1992). Defence and Strategic Policy in Nigeria’s Relation with its Immediate Neighbours. In: Ate, B. & Akinterinwa, B. (eds.), Nigeria and its Immediate Neighbours: Constraints and Prospects of Sub-Regional Security in the 1990s. Purmark, Lagos, pp. 221-235.
Bassey, C. (1991). From Clientelism to Participatory Democracy: Emerging Social Crisis in Africaand its Implications for Security Systems Relations. Indian Journal of Politics, 2, 21-46.
Bassey, C. (1990). The Military Instrument and Strategic Policy in Democratic Order: A Theoretical Reconsideration of Some Unresolved Issues Concerning Nigeria. The Journal of Political Science, XIII, 15-31.
Bassey, C. (1990). Contemporary Strategic Thought and the African Condition. Journal of Asian and African Affairs, II(1), 9-28.
Bassey, C. (1989). Retrospect and Prospects of Political Stability in Nigeria, Africa Studies Review, 32(1), 97-113.
Bassey, C. (1989). Nigeria, Africa Security and Nuclear Option. Bodoja Journal, 1(2), 61-70.
Bassey, C. (1988). Nigeria’s Quest for Military –Industry Complex. Nigeria Journal of International Studies, 12, 97-113.
Bassey, C. (1987). Nigeria’s Defence Policy in Future Continental Order. Nigerian Journal of International Affairs, 13(2), 83-105.
Bassey, C. (1984). The African Security Agenda: Collective Amnesia or Perpetual Debate. In: Shaw, T., & Luke, D. (eds.), Continent in Crisis: The Lagos Plan Action and Africa’s Future Development, (Washington DC, University Press of America, pp.103-130.

warning No Result For Grants Received.

warning No Result For Conferences Attended.