Prof Mahaman Tidjani Alou biography
Mahaman Tidjani Alou holds a PhD in political science from the University of Bordeaux 1. He is a professor ‘agrégé' in political science. He worked for 16 years at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Niger where he was the European Director (1997-1999). He is currently Professor in political science at the Department of economic and legal sciences at the University of Abdou Moumouni in Niamey where he teaches political science, history of law and institutions. He has also been teaching a Master's degree in law and administration at the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM) in Niamey since 1987. He is also a visiting fellow to several prestigious African universities and European Universities.
He is a senior researcher at the Research Centre on Local Development and Dynamics (LASDEL), which he previously headed (2001-2007).
He has published widely in particular on the state in Africa, on policies of north-south cooperation, on decentralisation, on political elites, and on development policies.
Mahaman Tidjani Alou is the co-leader of the Parental preferences and Religious Education; research stream of the Africa Power and Politics Programme.