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  • Area of Specialization: Development and Gender Studies
  • Department of Political Science

  • Prof. Atare OTITE, a professor of Political Science with specialization in the areas of Contemporary Political Analysis, Development and Gender Studies. I have served the university in the following capacity as member of various committees at the Departmental, Faculty and University level (including Senate Representative at the University Sports Committee); as Head of Department of Department of Political Science, Director of Centre for Continuing Education and currently the Dean of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. In addition to this, I am a permanent member of Delta State University Senate and currently Senate Representative in Delta State University Governing Council.
    My Publications
  1. Atare Otite (2018) “Peace and Unity as Panacea for Development in the Niger Delta” , Journal of Global Peace Studies.
    Vol.5 (1) Pages: 36 - 44

  2. Atare Otite (2018) “Strategic Peace Building and Community Based Partnership on Security in the Niger Delta of Nigeria” , International of Sustainable Development.
    Vol.1 (1) Pages: 40 - 55

  3. Atare Otite (2018) “Cross Carpeting Of The Elected: Ideological Or A Deficit Thereof”. , Being a Keynote Address to NAS, on their Law Week with Theme: “Progressive Retrogression of the Nigerian Democratic Experience”, On Monday 1st October.
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  4. Atare Otite (2017) “Strategies for the Peaceful Co-Existences of the Communities in the Niger Delta Region Of Nigeria” , Journal of Diplomatic Studies,
    Vol.4 (1) Pages:

  5. Atare Otite (2015) “The Place of History in the Leadership Style on the Development of Nigeria”, Journal of International Relations and Diplomacy. Vol.3 (6) Pages:  

  6. Atare Otite (2015) (Ed) Elements of Political Science. , Benin City, Allen Press
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  7. Atare Otite (2014) “Leadership Role In Tertiary Education Institution Development In Nigeria” in Ikoya O.P. Above the Ivory Tower. , Abraka, University Printing Press.
    Vol. Pages: 205 - 223

  8. Atare, Otite and Sagay, Jonathan Oritsedere (2013) “The Impact of Nigerian Elites and Multinational Corporations on the Development of Host Communities In the Niger Delta” , (x) Being A Paper Presented At An International Conference on “ Beyond Resource Curse, Exigencies and Promises” 26-30 October, At Special Event Center, West Campus, Valencial College, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
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  9. Atare Otite (2012) “The Politics of Development of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria: The Way forward” , (x) Being A Paper Presented At the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) 30th Annual Conference on “Wind of Change: Crisis And Change in The Third World” 11-13 October At Berry College, Georgia U.S.A.
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  10. Atare Otite (2012) “Ethnic Militia: Threat to Security and Democracy in Nigeria”, Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Science Vol.4 Pages: 809 - 826

  11. Atare Otite (2012) “The Structure of the Nigeria State and the Niger Delta Crisis”: , Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies
    Vol.31 Pages: 45 - 55

  12. Atare Otite and Nathaniel Umukoro (2011) Amnesty Programme and the Niger Delta: Overview of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reiteration (DDR) Strategy for Sustainable Peace. , In Africana, (Special Issue on the Niger Delta)
    Vol.5 Pages: 216 - 239

  13. Atare Otite (2011) “Theoretical Framework Towards Understanding the Economic Development and Underdevelopment of Nigeria”. , In African Journal of History and Culture. Vol.3(8) Pages: 124 - 127

  14. Atare Otite and Andrew I. Ohwona (2010) “The Changing Role of Youths in Oil Producing Areas of Delta State”., In Journal of Social Sciences Vol.24 Pages: 183 - 188

  15. Atare Otite (2010) “The Importance of Financial Autonomy and Independence of the Legislature in a Democracy such as Nigeria”., In Journal of Development Alternatives and Areas Studies: Vol.29 Pages: 221 - 228

  16. Atare Otite and Nathaniel Umukoro (2010) “Money Politics, Political Culture of Godfatherism and the Future of Democracy in Nigeria Lessons From the 2007, Gubernatorial Election in Edo State”. , In Africana Vol.4 Pages: 65 - 79

  17. Atare Otite (2009) “The Accountability Level of Women in Governance in Oil Producing Area of Delta State in the Millennium Development Goals” In Douglason G. Omotor and A.S Akpotor (eds.) Millennium Development Goals and Challenges. , Abraka, DEI.
    Vol.1 Pages: 160 - 165

  18. Atare Otite (2009) “The Agricultural Politics And The Issue Of Food Production Under The Military In Nigeria (1966-1999)” , In Journal Of Nigerian Government Politics”.
    Vol.3 Pages: 89 - 90

  19. Atare Otite (2009) “The Political Economy of the Marginalization and Poverty of Women in the Niger Delta” , In International Journal of Social Science,
    Vol.1 Pages: 19 - 24

  20. Atare Otite (2009) “The Role of Multinational Corporations in the Underdevelopment of Sustainable Food Production in Nigeria” , In International Journal of Sustainable development,
    Vol.2 Pages: 42 - 46

  21. Atare Otite (2009) “Niger Delta Ruling Elite and the Under- Development of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria” In Victor Ojakorotu (ed) Fresh Dimensions on the Niger Delta Crisis of Nigeria. , Houston, JAPSS Press, Inc.
    Vol. Pages: 157 - 169

  22. Atare Otite (2009) “Democracy and the Question of Zoning in Nigeria Politics”, , (x) Being a paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of Association of the Third World studies (ATWS) on “Celebrating, Change, Defining the Nature, Social Justice, Democracy and Cultural Renewal”, at the Eimina Beach Resort, Cape Coast, Ghana. November 21-24.
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  23. Atare Otite (2008) “The Nigerian State And The Niger Delta Crisis”. , Being A Paper Presented At The International Conference On “The Nigerian State, Oil Industry And The Niger Delta”. Organized By The Department Of Political Science, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, March 11-13. Pp 369-374.
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  24. Atare Otite and Obagbinoko Clement (2008) “Root Causes of Conflict and Violence in Africa” In Andrew Ohwona, Douglason Omotor and Augustus Atubi (eds.) Peace studies and Conflict Resolution. , Warri, Proverbs Plus International.
    Vol. Pages: 12 - 21

  25. Atare Otite and Eskumenmu V. Clark (2007) “The Military and the Issue of Legitimacy in the Third World Revisited” , In Journal of Social and Policy Issues
    Vol.4 (1) Pages: 108 - 111

  26. Atare Otite (2006) “The Position of Rural Women in Policy Formulation and Implementation in Delta State Nigeria”. , In Journal of Nigerian Government and Politics.
    Vol.2 (1) Pages: 173 - 182

  27. Otite, A. & Obukohwo, A.E. (2006) “Environment, Resource Management and Sustainable Development”. , In International Journal of Economic and Development Issues.
    Vol.6 (1) Pages: 122 - 128

  28. Atare Otite (2006) “Disparity Level of the Girl-Child and Boy-Child Enrolment in the University Basic Education (UBE) Programme in Nigeria” , In Multidisciplinary Journal of Research Development. Vol.7 (1) Pages: 68 - 75

  29. Atare Otite and Imobigighe M.D. (2006) “Conflict Theories and Conflict Resolution in Oil Producing State of the Niger Delta” In Omotor, D.G. Sanubi, F.A. & Ohwona, A.I. (Eds) In Conflict Management and Peace Building in Africa , Abraka, Delta State University Press
    Vol.1 Pages: 249 - 261

  30. Atare Otite (2005) “Deregulation and Casualization of Workers in the Oil Sector in Nigeria” in Akpoor, A.S. et al (Eds). Deregulation and Globalization in Nigeria: Issues and perspectives. , Benin City, Mana Mon Bros, Ent.
    Vol. Pages: 170 - 181

  31. Atare Otite and Ehwarieme, W. (2005) “Theoretical Paradigms in the Social Sciences”. In Mordi A.A. and Jike, V.T. (Ed) Philosophy of the Social Sciences. , Warri, Proverbs Int.
    Vol. Pages: 34 - 44

  32. Atare Otite (2005) “Women in Nigerian Politics: A Case Study of Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State”. , In Journal of Nigerian Government and Politics
    Vol.1 (1) Pages: 45 - 55

  33. Atare Otite (2004) “Money Compensatory Role of Oil Multi-National Corporations and the Question of Development of Niger Delta Communities” , In Nigerian Journal of Research and Production (NIJOREP).
    Vol.4 Pages: 101 - 110

  34. Atare Otite (2002) “Vigilante Groups as a Check Against the Vandalization of Oil Pipeline, NEPA and NITEL Lines in Delta State” In Jike (Ed), V.T. Ethnic Militia and Youth Rebelliousness in Contemporary Nigeria. , Lagos, NISS Publication
    Vol. Pages: 48 - 54

  35. Atare Otite (2002) “The Reliance of the Local Bourgeoisie/Ruling Elite in the Utilization of Nigerian Resources for Development in the Second Republic” , Being a paper presented at a National Conference on Rural Environment and Sustainable Development in Nigeria, Organized by Department of Geography and Planning Sciences, University of Ado-Ekiti, in Collaboration with Research Group for African Environment and Development, 25th – 27th October, Adetutu Hall, University of Ado-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.
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  36. Atare Otite (1992) “The Ruling Elite and the Role of Government in Nigerian Political Economy”, In Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternative Vol.11 Pages: 111 - 118

  37. Atare Otite (1991) “Poor Leadership and the Utilization of Nigeria’s Resources for Development”. In Awaritefe, D.O. and Familoni, K.A., (ed) The Development process in Nigeria: Issues and Strategies. , Warri, RUMAN Publications
    Vol. Pages: 62 - 73

  38. Atare Otite (1989) “Marketing Systems and National Development. The Issue of Food Distribution in Nigeria” , In Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternative Vol.8 Pages: 63 - 73

  39. Atare Otite (1989) “Community Development and Reliance: The Issues of Food Production under the Military”. , Invited paper for presentation at National Conference on Social Mobilization Education, Owerri, Jan. 11-13.
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  40. Atare Otite (1989) “Mobilization and the Military in Nigerian Society” , Being a paper presented at the 16th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Political Science Association, held at University of Calabar, June.
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  41. Atare Otite (1988) “Multinational Corporation in Agricultural Production in a Military Set-up in Nigeria”. , a paper presented at a Conference organized by Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, on Towards A Self Reliant Nigerian Economy, from 27th – 30th March.
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  42. Atare Otite (1988) “The Position of Women and Mass Mobilization for Rural Development in Nigeria Society” , A paper presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Geographical Association, on Development and the Nigerian Rural Environment, held at the University of Port Harcourt, from 6th – 9th April.
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  43. Atare Otite (1988) “The Ruling Elite and the Role of Government in Nigerian Political Economy”. , Being a paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of Nigerian Political Science Association held at University of Ibadan, Ibadan, June 26th – July, 1st.
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  44. Atare Otite (1987) “Traditional Rulers Role in the Development of Rural Areas”. , On a paper presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Geographical Association held at the Imo State University, Okigwe: 15th 19th March.
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  45. Atare Otite (1987) “Multinational Corporation and the Transition of Nigerian Economy”. , Annual Conference of Nigerian Political Science Association, Samaru Campus, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
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  46. Atare Otite (.) “Right, Accountabilities and Conflicts: Strategies/Actions for Claiming Right at Local Levels in Oil Producing Areas of Niger Delta” , Carried out in conjunction with ZAB, UK. Nigeria Representative (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria).
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  47. Atare Otite (.) “Multinational Co-operations and Developmental Activities in their Host Communities in the Niger Delta”, , Carried out in conjunction with DBN.
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  48. Atare Otite (.) “Management and Funding of Universal Basic Education in Nigeria” , Carried out in Conjunction with Action aid international, Nigeria.
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  49. Atare Otite (.) “Partnership Against Poverty” – , carried out in conjunction with Action aid International, Nigeria.
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