Research & publication

Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters

Asaka, J. O. (2020). Water-energy-food nexus and human security in northwestern Kenya. In A. Koulouri & N. Mouraviev (Eds.), Policy and Governance in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Relational Equity Approach. Routledge.

Asaka, J. O. (2019). Transformations, changes, and continuities in conservation governance: A case study of wildlife conservation in Kenya, 1980-2016. Case Studies in the Environment

Adivilah, T., Asaka, J. O., Holcombe, L., McSparren, J., & VanDeVeer, S. (2018). Environmental conflicts and peacebuilding in Africa: connecting resources, issues and ongoing initiatives. In A. Swain & J. Öjndela (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Environmental Conflict and Peacemaking. Routledge.

Basel, D., Lee, S., Mohtar, R., Asaka, J. O., & VanDeveer, S. (2018). Security, climate change and the nexus. In R. Bleischwitz, H. Hoff, C. Spataru, E. van der Voet, & S. Van Deveer (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus. Routledge.

Asaka, J. O., & Smucker, T. A. (2016). Assessing the role of mobile phone communication in drought-related mobility patterns of Samburu pastoralists. Journal of Arid Environments, 128, 12–16.

Asaka, J. O. (2015). Colonial Kenya observed: British rule, Mau Mau and the wind of change. The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 104(5), 631–633.


Asaka, J. O. (2012, September 28). Water and land conflict in Kenya in the wake of Climate Change. Retrieved from

Asaka, J. O. (2017, September 10). Kenya’s fresh election ruling: just another installment in a highly contested process. Retrieved September 15, 2017, from

Asaka, J. O. (2018, April 9). Why Kenya’s new wildlife task force is a step in the right direction. Retrieved from

Asaka, J. O. (2018, May 20). Why Kenya’s proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea. Retrieved from