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Alhassan Yakubu Alhassan

Assistant Professor

H3006 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )
09:00 - 15:30

I am a PhD Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology and Social Work and the Centre for Digital Transformation at the University of Agder, Norway. I hold a Masters in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and a Masters in Global Development and Planning from the University of Agder. Prior to the position as a PhD Research Fellow, I worked as Teaching Assistant at the University of Saskatchewan. I have also worked as an online tutor at the Department of Global Development and Planning and a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana where I obtained my BA(Hons) Sociology and Social Work.


Sustainable Urban Development

Rural urban migration

Environment and Development

Population and development

Social Network Analysis

Sociology of food and agriculture


UT-204 The political ecology of global environmental challenges (Course Coordinator)

UT 502 Planning for Local and Regional Development 

ME 526 Master Thesis Seminar in Development Management

UT 403 Global environment issues - a political ecology perspective

Faglige interesser

I have methodological expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methods with special emphasis on Computational Social Science Methods and Social Network Analysis.


Governing Urban Dvelopment in Nroway: Social Networks and decsion making in urban road projects in Kristiansand Municiplality.

My PhD research investigates the networks of actors in urban transport decision making in Norwegian Municipalities using Kristiansand as a cases study. My study makes use of Social Network Analysis (SNA) to map out the networks of actors and how those networks the planning process in the municipality. This involves the collection and analysis of network data through interviews (concentric circles and network maps with respondents) and document studies. This study seeks to contribute to the literature on planning and implementation challenges at the local level and to our understanding of the challenges of ecological, social, and economic sustainability. It also highlights governance problems and issues of inequality, inclusion, and transparency and opens up discussions on how to create and implement policies that help reduce inequalities in cities and contribute to sustainable urban development.

Utvalgte publikasjoner

Ziglioli, G., & Alhassan, A. Y. (2022). Nethnography and Social Network Analysis for Studying Online Social Space. In P. Gabriella & P. Angela Delli (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Advanced Research Methodologies for a Digital Society (pp. 227-247). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-8473-6.ch015

Alhassan, A. Y., Abdul-rahim, A., & Akaabre, P. B. (2016). Knowledge, Awareness and Perceptions of Females on Clandestine Abortion in Kintampo North Municipality, Ghana. European Scientific Journal, 12(12), 95-112. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2016.v12n12p95.

Abdulai, A.-R., Adam, A.-w. M., & Alhassan, A. Y. (2016). Indigenous industries in the face of growing competition in textile markets: a study of smock/fugu industry in tamale metropolis, Northern Ghana. International Journal of Development Research, 6(2), 6826-6833. https://www.journalijdr.com/sites/default/files/issue-pdf/4781.pdf.    

Abdulai, A.-R., Tundyiridam, R., & Alhassan, A. Y. (2016). Mechanisms and Strategies for Mobilisation of Property Rates in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality of Ghana. Public Policy and Administration Research, 6(6), 113-123. http://iiste.org/Journals/index.php/PPAR/article/view/31420/32260.  

Master Theses 

Alhassan, A. Y. (2019). Competing Discourses of Sustainability in African Agriculture: A Case Study of the Sustainable Agriculture Discourse of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. [Master’s Thesis, University of Saskatchewan]. https://harvest.usask.ca/handle/10388/12472.

Alhassan, A. Y. (2017). Rural-urban migrants and urban employment in Ghana: A case study of rural migrants from Northern Region to Kumasi. [Universitetet i Agder; University of Agder] https://uia.brage.unit.no/uia-xmlui/handle/11250/2459938.

Vitenskapelige publikasjoner

  • Alhassan, Alhassan Yakubu; Ruser, Alexander (2023). Knowledge Transfer. Handbook Transdisciplinary Learning. ISBN: 9783839463475. Transcript Verlag. s 215 - 224.
  • Ziglioli, Gloria; Alhassan, Alhassan Yakubu (2022). Nethnography and Social Network Analysis for Studying Online Social Space. Handbook of Research on Advanced Research Methodologies for a Digital Society. ISBN: 1-7998-8474-0. IGI Global. Chapter 15. s 227 - 247.
  • Alhassan, Alhassan Yakubu (2024). Data:Social networks among decision making actors in an urban development in a Norwegian Municipality.

Sist endret: 30.08.2023 17:08