Research Papers/Topics in International Affairs

An Examination Of The Privileges And Obligations Of Membership Of International Organization: The Case Of Ghana Within The United Nations

ABSTRACT Ghana has joined several international organizations in order to enhance international cooperation with other states in addressing global security and development crises. However, this particular study focuses predominantly on Ghana’s membership to the United Nations (UN). Ghana has been a member of the UN since August 8, 1957 and as such has contributed significantly to addressing international security and development crises through the systems and structures of the UN. Tow...

The Role Of Sports Diplomacy In Contemporary International Relations: A Case Study Of The Olympic Games

ABSTRACT Actors in the international system have and continue to use conventional diplomacy in interstate relations but have not always been successful in achieving their objectives. Recent times have seen sports utilized by actors as a soft power tool in diplomatic relations between states. Though it is often argued that sports and politics should not mix, the popularity and the socioeconomic nature of sports have gained the attention of states and international organizations in the inte...

CHina’s Quest For Resources In Africa And Its Implications For Environmental Security: The Case Of Ghana

ABSTRACT This study focuses essentially on analyzing China’s quest for natural resources in Africa and its implications for Ghana’s environmental security. It focuses on the extent to which best practices are being pursued by China in its exploitation of Ghana’s resources. The study is purely qualitative and relies both on primary and secondary data for analysis. The primary data was obtained through interviews from key informants who have in-depth knowledge about the topic under s...

The Role Of The Media In Ghana's Foreign Policy

ABSTRACT The media have often been identified as one of the major competing domestic interests that impact on foreign policies of states. This recognition of the media is seen through the contribution they make to foreign policy. This work takes a look at the media's role and their contribution to foreign policy in the CPP, NLC, PP and the NDC regimes. It also looks at how they helped in shaping foreign policies and their influence on these regimes. The work relied mainly on secondary ...

The Fulani Herdsmen Crisis In West Africa: The Case Of Agogo Area In The Asante-Akim North District, Ashanti Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The study examined factors responsible for the increase in migration of Fulani herdsmen from the Sahel and their increasing settlement in littoral states in West Africa. It investigates the factors that attract Fulani herdsmen to the Asante-Akim North District and the factors that are responsible for the conflictual relationship between Fulani herdsmen and indigenous farmers in Ghana as well as examine how much of the crime in the Agogo area can be traced to the Fulani herdsmen...

An Examination Of The Influence Of Globalization On Ghana’s Foreign Policy Since The End Of The Cold War

ABSTRACTThe emergence of globalization has made the world a global village. It has thus made interactions between states easier to conduct as the world has become a smaller place. Consequently, it has made states to fashion their foreign policy in such a way that follows the current trends of the world. The purpose of this research is to examine how globalization has influenced Ghana’s foreign policy in terms of its decision making and implementation in the area of economic diplomacy, regio...

The Economic Partnership Agreement Between Ecowas And Eu: A Bane Or A Catalyst To Development

ABSTRACT The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the ECOWAS sub region which seeks to alter the long standing non-reciprocal arrangements that have existed between the two parties has been contentious. The necessity to change this relation has been occasioned by the inception of the World Trade Organization (WTO). As a rule-based and member driven organization, the WTO abhors discrimination. Thus member states must face identical opportunities where trade is concerne...

The Role Of International Development Agencies In The Empowerment Of Women: A Case Study Of Jica In The Northern Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT There is a growing effort in the field of international development to address poverty in developing countries through women’s empowerment. However, development agencies often implement only a set of standard repertoire of interventions aimed at expanding the scope of women’s choices as the outcome of their empowerment. As a result, development interventions have failed to alleviate poverty among rural women as inequalities in the capabilities of and opportunities for both w...

The Role of The Multinational Joint Task Force in Fighting Against Boko Haram in Africa

ABSTRACT Boko Haram’s religious militancy and terrorist activities have become a major national, regional and international concern; as its terrorist violence has spread beyond the borders of Nigeria to Cameroon, Niger, Chad, and Mali. The group has survived many counter-terrorist attempts to defeat it. Nigeria has constituted the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) made up of Chad, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger in fighting Boko Haram in its attempt to end the Boko Haram mena...

The Libyan Crisis: In The Mirror of Responsibility to Protect

ABSTRACT The United Nations (UN), when established in 1945, was envisaged to provide a bulwark against threats to international peace and security. Thus the unilateral use of force, which undermined the effectiveness of the defunct League of Nations, the precursor to the UN, was proscribed. From the Cold War era and its aftermath, however, a number of states have pursued parochial interests under the umbrella of the UN, some permanent members of the United Nations Security The counci...

The Big Switch Plastics to Paper. Ghana's Long Eco Journey : Challenges, Prospects And Opportunities

ABSTRACT This study examines the plastic pollution menace globally and its ramifications for Ghana. The study was motivated by the increasing wave of plastic production and its attendant disposal challenges. Deploying a qualitative methodology, the study used primary sources like interviews and reviewed secondary data on plastic pollution in addition to a field research involving senior public officials and private citizens. The findings of this study show that there is a major globa...

Assessment Of The Contribution Of Non- Farm Activities On Poverty Alleviation Among Women In Mbalizi Ward- Mbeya Rural District, Tanzania

ABSTRACT This study aimed at assessing the contribution of non- farm activities on alleviating poverty among women. In order to alleviate poverty, women in Mbalizi have resorted to the taking of non- farm activities that are marketed throughout the region. Mbalizi ward was a case study and the research was conducted among women. Data were collected through questionnaire and focus group discussions and processed by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Judgmental procedur...

A Study of Secessionist Movements in Cameroon

ABSTRACT Cameroon since its inception in 1961 has faced a series of secessionist struggles, mainly from its English region. Anglophone Cameroonians who feel marginalized and violated have in recent years revived a quest to secede from Cameroon. This study analyses the secessionist movements in Cameroon, bringing to light the reasons behind their formation, their actors, strategies as well as their chances of success or failure. The study employs the theory of secession as it captures an...

The Effects of Ghana Immigration Act 573 on The Employment And Residence of Foreign Personnel

ABSTRACT Transnationalism had made it imperative and possible for the transfer of social, political and economic processes by people across borders. However, the extent to which foreigners are transnationalized in a country largely depends on the immigration policies and laws existing in the recipient country. Ghana since independence had had immigration policies that had regulated international migrations to the country. The adoption of the Ghana Immigration Act 2000 (Act 573) has infl...

Harnessing The Potentials of The Ghanaian Diaspora: AN Analysis of Ghana's Engagement With Its Diaspora

ABSTRACT The study examined how Ghana could harness its the potentials of is Diaspora to complement its development efforts. One of the biggest diasporas in recent times is that of the African diaspora or more specifically the Sub-Saharan diaspora. It used both primary and secondary sources to review, since independence, how successive governments have exploited the potentials of Ghana’s rich Diaspora in their development agenda. It uncovered that the diaspora constitutes one of the mo...


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