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Biography

Lorina Johnson-Prince is currently a PhD student and Research Assistant at the African Leadership Centre (ALC) at King’s. Lorina's role at the ALC includes research and research coordination with her PhD thesis focusing on the interaction between transnational criminal organisation, communities and the state through a process-based leadership framework. Lorina obtained BA(Hons) in Politics and International Relations from University of Westminster and MSc in Security, Leadership and Society, from the African Leadership Centre, King's College London. 

Research

Thesis title: 'A Process Leadership Analysis of the Shadow Narco-State : A Case Study of the Tivoli Gardens Community and Christopher “Dudus” Coke'

While mass media and academia have extensively publicised the ability of Transnational Criminal Organisations (TCOs) to challenge the security of the state through their criminal activities and interactions within the local communities, the leadership dimensions which underpin these challenges is largely unexplored. This thesis aims to contribute to this academic gap and provide an illuminating analysis of the dark side of leadership by examining the ability of transnational criminal organisations to secure the loyalty of communities over their commitment to the state.

Using the case study of the Tivoli Gardens community and Christopher “Dudus” Coke this thesis adopts a process-based leadership framework in order to analyse how the interaction between leaders, followers and context, enables TCOs to secure the loyalty of communities over their commitment to the state. 

PhD supervision

Further details

See Lorina's research profile