Prof. Jotham Momba

Department of Political and Administrative Studies
Associate Professor

Academic Qualifications

  • Phd
  • MA
  • BA (UNZA)


Jotham C. Momba is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Zambia. He is former head of the Department of Political and Administrative Studies. He also taught at the Drew University in the USA and at the University of Swaziland. His research interest are in comparative politics. He has written a number of Journal articles and book chapters on class and politics and on issues of liberal democracy in Zambia. He obtained his BA from the University of Zambia and his MA and PhD from the University of Toronto, Canada. Member of the Organisation for Social Science and Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)

  1. Political parties and the Quest for Democratic Consolidation in Zambia. Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA)
  2. Peasant Differentiation and Rural party Politics in Colonial Zambia.
  3. Evolution of Parliament-Executive Relations in Zambia.
  4. Democratic Transition and the Crises of an African Nationalist Party in Zambia: The Case of Zambia: African Political Parties: Evolution, Institutionalisation and Governance, 37-65
  1. The evolution and Development of the Movement for Multi-party Democracy in Zambia (With C Madimutsa)  in South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
  2. The Intersection Between Politics and Corruption in Zambia
  3. Civil society and the struggle for human rights and democracy in Zambia
  4.  Change and Continuity in Zambia’s Southern African Policy: From Kaunda to Chiluba: Africa Insight 31 (2), 18-25.
  5.  Party Funding: A Crisis of Zambia’s Multiparty Politics: From 1991 to 2016 (With AW Siwale):   Democracy and Electoral Politics in Zambia, 195-210
  6. Beyond a Free and Fair Election: The Ethnic Divide and the Rhetoric of “One Zambia, One Nation” (with P. Bbaala) In Election Processes Management and Election-Based Violence in Eastern and Southern Africa. Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Contact Details
University of Zambia, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Government and Management Studies, P.O. Box 32379, Lusaka. Email: