Department of Political Studies

Department of Political Studies
Department of Political Studies

Nathan Andrews

MA (Brock University); Ph.D. (University of Alberta) 

Heather Bastedo

Nathan's Email
Department of Political Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room C410
Phone: (613) 533-3120
Fax:  (613) 533-6848




Brief Bio 

Dr. Nathan Andrews recently completed his PhD in Political Science at the University of Alberta, having obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Ghana and a Master of Arts from Brock University. He is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queen's University. Dr. Andrews is conducting research that focuses on the international political economy of natural resources in Africa with a current focus on the socio-political dynamics of oil and gas extraction in Ghana. In addition to this interest in the extractives sectors of resource-rich sub-Saharan Africa, he has also conducted research on and taught courses at Queen’s on topics such as global governance and global norm proliferation, foreign aid, international development policies towards African countries, international regimes / institutions, and International Relations theory.

Select Publications 

Andrews, Nathan (2016). “A Swiss-Army Knife? A Critical Assessment of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Ghana,” forthcoming in Business and Society Review.

Andrews, Nathan (2015). “Challenges of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Domestic Settings: An Exploration of Mining Regulation vis-à-vis CSR in Ghana,” forthcoming in Resources Policy.

Andrews, Nathan (2015). “Digging for Survival and/or Justice? The Drivers of Illegal Mining Activities in Western Ghana,” forthcoming in Africa Today Vol. 62 (2).

Andrews, Nathan, N. Ernest Khalema, and N’Dri T. Assie-Lumumba eds. (2015). Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Retrospect: Africa’s Development Beyond 2015. Springer.

Sovacool, Benjamin K. and Nathan Andrews (2015). “Does Transparency Matter? Evaluating the Governance Impacts of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Azerbaijan and Liberia.” Resources Policy Vol. 45: 183-192.

Andrews, Nathan and Sylvia Bawa (2014). “A Post-Development Hoax? (Re)-Examining the Past, Present and Future of Development Studies.” Third World Quarterly Vol. 35 (6): 922-938.

Andrews, Nathan, N. Ernest Khalema, Temitope Oriola, and Isaac Odoom eds. (2013). Africa Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Exploring the Multi-dimensional Discourses on ‘Development’. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd.

Andrews, Nathan (2013). “Community Expectations from Ghana’s New Oil Find: Conceptualizing Corporate Social Responsibility as a Grassroots-Oriented Process.” Africa Today Vol. 60 (1): 54-75.

Andrews, Nathan (2013). “Beyond the Ivory Tower: A Case for ‘Praxeological Deconstructionism’ as a ‘Third Way’ in IR Theorising” Third World Quarterly. Vol. 34 (1): 59-76.

Okpanachi, Eyene and Nathan Andrews (2012). “Preventing the Oil ‘Resource Curse’ in Ghana: Lessons from Nigeria.” World Futures Vol. 68 (6): 430-450.