External PhD Candidate
Tim K Enwerem is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University since September 2017. His Ph.D. research examines how the issues of identity politics precipitate the failure of states to institutionalize and operationalize human security in their domestic policy and implementation process.
Tim Kenechukwu Enwerem obtained his MA in International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean University Cyprus in 2016. His Research thesis was on Challenges to Human Security and Development; Terrorism and Environmental Conflicts. During his Masters Research, he was as a Research Assistant for Cyprus Policy Center in the Dept of Political Science and International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean University Cyprus. He has a Bachelor's Degree in History and International Relations at IMO State University Nigeria.
His Ph.D. research examines how the issues of identity politics precipitate the failure of states to institutionalize and operationalize human security in their domestic policy and implementation process. One of his research objective is to explore the deficiency in the analyzed concept of human security regarding states’s response in implementing it. Furthermore, it will appraise how identity politics as enthroned by operatives of political institutions in the countries under selected case study shaped (and limited) the concept of human security. Another aim of the research is to demonstrate how identity politics caused some of the atrocities perpetrated in the region which revolves around ethnic lines and the perception of self-proclaimed states by ethnic and political groups, who seek to secede from their state alliance due to political marginalization.
His comparative research would be conducted between Nigeria and Cameroon on the one hand, and Rwanda and Mozambique on other hand. These states have demonstrated the negative effect of identity politics through conflicts and poor governance in the past and present; This is one similarity they all have in common but differ in their various response to the negative impact of identity politics on human security. The indicators that will be applied in elaborating his assertion are:
- Ethnic Polarization
- Political representation
- Lack of institutional capacity resulting in poor governance
- Pervasive material disparities and unfairness
- Conflict of Perceptions between the public and government