The African Human Rights System: Origin and Evolution (2010), Palgrave Macmillan, 192 pages
This monograph explores how and why the African human rights system has evolved from a system perceived by scholars and human rights activists as weak and overly state-centric, to a body of human rights laws that is of increasing importance for the protection of human rights in Africa.
The Institutional Transformation of the Economic Community of West African States (2006) Ashgate: Aldershot, 190 pages
This monograph applies the tools of the New Institutional Economics to the emergence and transformation of the regime for economic integration in West Africa since 1975. In addition to rational choice institutionalism, I rely on insights from historical institutionalism and sociological institutionalism to understand ECOWAS institutional forms. My conclusion is that economic rationality alone cannot explain institutional outcomes even though the prima facie case for regional integration in West Africa is trade liberalization.
World Trade Governance and Developing Countries: The GATT/WTO Code Committee System (2004) Blackwell: London (for the Royal Institute of International Affairs), 128 pages (hardback)
This Chatham House paper analyses the role played by the developing countries in the world trading system. It challenges the assumptions that the developing countries have traditionally been passive participants in the GATT managed world trading system. The monograph argues that rather, the developing countries have strategically and subtly manipulated the institutions and organizations of the trading system to suit their own needs and thus their role and impact has been under estimated.
Recent journal articles
‘The Struggle for Entry into Ghana’s Commercial Transport Sector’ 1 Global Comparative Law Journal (2013), pp.1-22
‘Reformulating Material Injury: the Socialization of Ghana’s Antidumping System’ 8 Global Customs and Trade Journal (2013), pp.32-41
‘Gated Communities in Ghana: a New Institutional Economics Approach to Regulation’ in Rob Home (ed.) Local Case Studies in African Land Law (2012) Pretoria University Law Press: Pretoria, South Africa, pp.171-186
‘Sub-State Protectionism in Ghana’ 18 African Journal of International and Comparative Law (2010), pp.78-91.
‘Africa and Anti-Dumping Issues in the Doha Round’ 17 African Journal of International and Comparative Law (2009), pp.166-176. 'The Market for Political Parties in Ghana' 16 Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law (2009), pp.193-213