Dr. Bowden B.C. Mbanje

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Political and International Studies – October 2020: Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Master of Science in International Relations – July 2007: University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.
  • BSc. Honours Degree in Political Science – July 2005: University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.
  • BTech: Education: Management – September 2001: Technikon Pretoria
  • Diploma in Classroom Text and Discourse – June 1997: University College of Distance Education, Zimbabwe
  • Certificate of Education – November 1990: Mutare Teachers College, University of Zimbabwe: Faculty of Education

Position: Lecturer, Department pf Peace and Governance
Cell: +263 784 620 427
Email: mbanjebowden@yahoo.co.uk, bmanje@buse.ac.zw

Research Interests
International relations, political science, development studies with a bias towards participatory development, strategic studies, security sector reforms, civil military relations, nuclear proliferation, Pan-Africanism, economic empowerment, civil society organisations, western political philosophy and African political ideas.

Research Publications

  1. Mbanje, B.B.C and Mahuku, D.N., (2011), ‘European Union sanctions and their impacts on Zimbabwe 2002-2011: Finding Alternative means to survive’, Sacha Journal of Policy and Strategic Studies , Vol 1, No. 2
  2. Mbanje, B.B.C and Mahuku, D.N., (2012),’ Selective nuclear development in the international system: The case of Iran’, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Vol 2 No 2 Special Issue -January 2012
  3. Mbanje, B.B.C and Mahuku, D.N., (2012), ‘The effectiveness of the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in curbing Iran’s nuclear programme: A Critical Analysis’, Global Science and Technology Forum: Journal of Law and Social Sciences, Vol 1, No 1-January 2012
  4. Mahuku, D.N., and Mbanje, B.B.C., (2013), ‘Economic Structural Adjustment Programmes (ESAP) and Multi-party politics: A new threat to African nationalist parties in Zambia and Zimbabwe’, African Journal of Social Sciences, Vol 3, No 1
  5. Mbanje, B.B.C., Kahuni, P., and Mahuku, D.N., (2017), ‘Security Sector Reforms and Transnational Corporations’ Land Grabs: Militarising or Demilitarising Africa’s Security Sector?, in Warikandwa, T.V., Nhemachena, A and Mtapuri, O., (eds), Transnational Land Grabs and Restitution in an Age of the (De-)Militarised New Scramble for Africa: A Pan African Socio-Legal Perspective, Langaa Research & Publishing CIG ,Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon,  pp 105-134
  6. Mahuku, D.N., Mbanje, B.B.C., and Kahuni, P., (2017), ‘Land Reclamation and Restitution: The Role of the Zimbabwean Military in the 21st Century Decolonisation of Land’, in Warikandwa, T.V., Nhemachena, A and Mtapuri, O., (eds),Transnational Land Grabs and Restitution in an Age of the (De-)Militarised New Scramble for Africa: A Pan African Socio-Legal Perspective, Langaa Research & Publishing CIG ,Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon, pp135-152
  7. Mahuku, D.N., Mbanje, B.B.C., and Kahuni, P., (2017), ‘Donors, Politics and the Question of Post-Colonial Land Restitution in Zimbabwe’, in Warikandwa, T.V., Nhemachena, A and Mtapuri, O., (eds), Transnational Land Grabs and Restitution in an Age of the (De-)Militarised New Scramble for Africa: A Pan African Socio-Legal Perspective, Langaa Research & Publishing CIG ,Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon,  pp pp219-‘240
  8. Mbanje, B.B.C., Mahuku, D.N., and Kahuni, P., (2019), ‘Indigenisation of Economies in Zimbabwe: Is it Possible with Queered Identities?’, in Nhemachena, A and Warikandwa, T.V., (eds), From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms? Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Empire and the Decolonisation of African Orifices, Langaa Research & Publishing CIG ,Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon, pp 209-244
  9. Mahuku, D.N., Mbanje, B.B.C., and Gonzo, L., (2019), Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the Zimbabwe Liberation Struggle and the Resilience of Colonialism in Africa, in Nhemachena, A and Warikandwa, T.V., (eds), From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms? Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Empire and the Decolonisation of African Orifices, Langaa Research & Publishing CIG ,Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon, pp 273-294
  10. Mahuku, D.N., Mbanje, B.B.C., and Gonzo, L., (2019), ‘Robert Mugabe, the Military ‘Uncaged’ and the November 2017 ‘Coup-not-Coup’, in Nhemachena, A and Warikandwa, T.V., (eds), From African Peer Review Mechanisms to African Queer Review Mechanisms? Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Empire and the Decolonisation of African Orifices, Langaa Research & Publishing CIG ,Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon, pp 349-382
  11. Mbanje, B.B.C., Mahuku, D.N., Chikanga, J., and Kahuni, P., (2020), ‘Civil Society Organisations/NGOs in Zimbabwe: A 21st Century Critique’, in Nhemachena, A., and Mawere, M., (eds), Securitising Monstrous Bottoms in the Age of Posthuman Carnivalesque? Decolonising the Environment, Human Beings and African Heritages, Langaa RPCIG, Bamenda, Cameroon, pp 349-377
  12. Published articles in non-refereed journals – Wrote various articles in Zimbabwe’s public media, The Herald on issues concerning Political Science, Peace and Governance, Strategic Studies, International Relations and African Political Thought.


Conferences Attended

  • Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) Zimbabwe Chapter July 2012
 

Awards

  • University Book Prize – Master of Science in International Relations – University of Zimbabwe
  • University Book Prize – Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Political Science – University of Zimbabwe