Professional Biography


Stephen Riley
Reader in Politics, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Staffordshire University, 1993-1998


Prior Employment
At Staffordshire University: Lecturer in Politics, 1975; Senior Lecturer, 1981; Principal Lecturer, 1993
Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of African Studies, Fourah Say College, University of Sierra Leone, 1978-79
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, 1982-83
Visiting Lecturer, Institute of Development Policy & Management, University of Manchester, 1989-1992
Visiting Professor, International Studies Unit/Department of Political Studies, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1994
Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Durban-Westville, Durban, South Africa, 1994

Most Recent Research Interests
Political corruption, fraud and economic crime, particularly aid donor policy on these issues and African case studies; the political economy of internal war, especially in West Africa; aid, debt and structural adjustment/transformation in the Third World.

A Sample of Recent Publications

Publications in 1998/9 include
'Warlords and the Manipulation of Ethnic Identities in Liberia and Sierra Leone', in P.B. Rich [ed], Weapons, State's and Warlords, London: Macmillan, 1998.
(Co-author]'Corruption and Ant-corruption Strategies: Issues and Case Studies From Developing Countries', in G.S. Cheema and J. Bonvin [eds], Corruption and Integrity Improvement Initiatives in Developing Countries, Paris: OECD, 1998.

[Co-author]'Economic Adjustment and Democratisation in Africa' in J. Walton and D. Seddon [eds], Free Markets and Food Riots: The Politics of Global Adjustment, Oxford-. Basil Blackwell, 1994.
[Co-author]'Liberia: After Abuja', Review of African Political Economy, No. 69,1996.
'Liberia and Sierra Leone: Anarchy or Peace in West Africa?', Conflict Studies No. 287, 1996, 28p.
'Corruption and Democratic Politics in Contemporary Africa', in S. Qadir fed), Democratisation in the Third World, London: Macmillan, 1996.
'The 1996 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Sierra Leone', Electoral Studies, Volume 15, No. 4, 1996.
'Sierra Leone: The Military Strikes Again', Review of African Political Economy, No. 72,1997.
'Corruption- Some Country Experiences', Report of Conference on 'Corruption and Integrity Improvement Initiatives in the Context of Developing Economies', United Nations Development Programme [UNDP]IOECD Development Centre, Paris, France, 1997.

Recent Consultancy Work
Research Co-ordinator, UK Department for International Development [DFID], Research Project on 'Corruption and Anti-Corruption Strategies in Developing and Transitional Countries', from January 1998
'External Debt and Structural Adjustment in Africa', United Nations Industrial Development Organisation [UNIDO], Vienna, Austria, 1988-89
'Democratisation in Africa' and 'Minimising Administrative Corruption in Africa', US National Academy of Sciences [US Agency for International Development, USAID] 1992-1994

Postgraduate Supervision and Examination
As Principal Supervisor
Graham Harrison on 'Understanding "Democracy" in Mozambique [1992-1996]: The Social Dynamics of Political Liberalisation', 1996.  PhD awarded 11/96.  Staffordshire University.
David Roberts on 'The United Nations and Peacekeeping in Cambodia from 1979 to 1993'.  PhD awarded, 12/96.  Staffordshire University.
Jeff Haynes, on 'Rawlings and the Politics of Development Policy in Ghana, 1979-1987'.  PhD awarded, 1988.  Staffordshire Polytechnic/CNAA.
C. Daubree, on 'The Evolution of Apartheid'.  MA by thesis awarded, 1993.  ERASMUS/University of Lille/Staffordshire University.

Additional supervisor
Edward Ashbee on 'Black American Conservatism', PhD awarded 6/97.  Staffordshire University.

Taught Masters degrees
MA, Political Science, University of Sierra Leone, 1988-91 ; 1993-.
MA (Econ), Development Administration and Management University of Manchester, 1991-93.
MSc, African Studies, University of Edinburgh, 1989-92.
MA in International Relations and MA in Development Studies, Staffordshire University, 1993-date.

Research degrees
PhD, Staffordshire Polytechnic/CNAA, 1988
M.Phil, University of Liverpool, 1992,1994,1998
PhD, University of London, 1993
MSc (Econ), University of Sierra Leone, 1994,1996
M.Phil, University of Keele, 1994
PhD, Staffordshire University, 1996

Undergraduate degrees
BA Development Studies, University of Leeds, 1997
BA Social Science - International Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1996
BA/BSc Econ - Political Science and International Relations, University of Sierra Leone, 1988-1991 ; 1993-95

Other Professional Activities
Co-Editor, Corruption and Reform : An International Journal/Crime, Law and Social Change, since 1986.
Member, Editorial Working Group, Review of African Political Economy, since 1992.
Academic referee of articles submitted to, and book reviewer for, a variety of academic journals, including
Political Studies ; Africa ; Review of International Political Economy ; Journal of Contemporary African Studies : Politics ; Political Geography; Journal of Modern African Studies; Public Administration and Development; African Affairs; Parliamentary Affairs; Canadian Journal of African Studies and Third World Quarterly.

Academic referee of book manuscripts for the following publishers
International African Institute/James Currey ; Macmillan; St. Martin's Press; Routledge; Pluto Press.

Research, teaching and professional visits
Numerous visits to developing countries since 1979, particularly in West Africa, but also in the rest of Africa and the Middle East, South and South East Asia. Academic and professionally orientated presentations to meetings, conferences and professional gatherings in Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, North America, the Caribbean and Latin America.