Nene-Lomotey Kuditchar is a lecturer at the Department of Political Science and a Fellow at the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa, University of Ghana. His research interests include meta-power theory, critical realism, African democracy and international politics. He is also an adjunct instructor at the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy and the Institute for Statistical Social and Economic Research (all at the University of Ghana) and the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College. He is also a former research associate of the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development where he worked on an ETH Zurich-based collaborative research project on Ethnic Power Relations and Conflict in Fragile States.
At MIASA his research entitled Reciprocity and Extremism in the Context of a Stable African Democracy: The Ghana Western Togoland Secessionist Movement in Perspective, investigated the structure of political reciprocity underpinning irredentist extremism in a stable African democracy using the case of the Homeland Study Group Foundation, a group formed in 1994 to prosecute a long-standing 1940s demand by the Ewe people in Ghana’s Volta Region to form a union with their kin residing in Togo. Given that military containment efforts and recourse to legal trials by the Government of Ghana seem to have rather hardened the irredentist resolve over the years, he used the methodology of discursive institutionalism to ascertain the extent to which his findings can inform the development and adoption of a pacifist conflict resolution strategy in the spirit of sustainable democratic development in the Volta Region and the country at large.