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Dr. Michael Amoah Awuah

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Dr. Michael Amoah Awuah possesses a rich experience in Energy and Public Policy research. In particular, his interests lie with the geopolitics of energy, multi-stakeholder governance of energy resources, environment and sustainability issues in the energy space, and EU and West Africa energy markets.

In 2021, his doctoral thesis was published as a book under the title, ‘Energy Regionalism in ECOWAS and the EU. A Comparative and Polycentric Governance Study’. The book is a recommended read for researchers, policy makers, energy business leaders and any person who wants a comprehensive  understanding of the energy sector, innovations in energy governance, political economy of energy, and environmental and sustainability issues in the two energy regions.

Dr. Awuah received his doctorate degree in Political Science from the University of Bonn, Germany. He holds a Master of European Studies – Governance and Regulation degree from the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), University of Bonn, Germany. He is a proud product of the University of Ghana where he graduated with a B. A. (Hons) in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. He has been a ZEI Research Fellow since Autumn 2013.

Associations and Affiliations:

American Political Science Association (APSA)
Energy Institute (Associate Member)
International Studies Association (ISA)


  • Reviving the EU-US Trans-Atlantic Relations: An African Perspective, in: ZEI Future of Europe Observer, Vol. 9 No. 3 October 2021 (forthcoming).
  • Energy Regionalism in ECOWAS and the EU. A Comparative and Polycentric Governance Study (Schriftenreihe des Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung, Vol. 83), Nomos Publishing House, Baden-Baden 2021, ISBN: 978-3-8487-7893-5.
  • Raw materials diplomacy and extractives governance: The influence of the EU on the African extractive industry space, in: South African Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 26 (2019) No. 2, p. 251-275, DOI: 10.1080/10220461.2019.1608852.
  • "The ECOWAS area without internal borders: lessons from EU cross-border mobility", WAI-ZEI Paper No. 32, 2016.
  • (with Deepak Raj Pandaya and Yasemin Mentes)"Representation without taxation? Proposals for an EU Tax", Future of Europe Observer Vol. 2 No. 1., January 2014.
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