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"Ethnic Diversity and Political Attitudes in a Nigerian University", Youth and Society (U.S.A.), 1974, 6(2),151-178, (with Dr.A. P. Brier).

"Politics Courses in Higher Education: An Overview ", Teaching Politics, January 1981, 10(1), 13-26.

"Politics Courses in Higher Education: Review of Recent Developments", Teaching Politics, September 1982, 11(3), 259-277.

"Politics Courses in Higher Education: Review of Recent Developments", Teaching Politics, September 1983, 12(3), 291-299.

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Political Economy and Nigeria, Dorset Institute of Higher Education Working Paper 13, 1984.

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Employers' Reactions to the Youth Training Scheme, Bath M.Phil., thesis, 1989.

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Management and Information Technology at Abbey Life, consultancy report, 1990.

The Politics of Information Technology: An Overview, Bournemouth Polytechnic, Department of Business Information Systems Working Paper Series, 91/001, 1991.

Book Notes for Political Studies, June 1996, Vol. 44 (2), 375-6, and December 1996, Vol. 44 (5), 986

Government and Information Technology: A New Era? , consultancy report to HEDRA Ltd, Farnham,1997

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"Wiring Seats of Power", Times Educational Supplement, December 2 2005, Supplement , 10

"Politics, Political Theory, Political Philosophy" Thinking Philosophy (U3A Philosophy Network), Summer 2010, 11-14

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Politics the Basics was sixth on Amazon's list of Government and Politics References Best Sellers on 4th November 2020.

A Turkish Edition of Politics the Basics (5th. ed.) is to be published by Utopya Yayinevi.

A Portuguese translation of Politics: the Basics has now been published in Brazil as Polίtica, Editora Saraiva, Sao Paulo, 1st Brazilian ed., 2016.


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