Research Papers/Topics in Peace And Conflict Studies

An Assessment Of Faith-Based Organisations And Peacebuilding In Kaduna State, Nigeria, 1999-2012

ABSTRACT Peacebuilding is central to establishing sustainable peace after violent conflict has deescalated. Existing studies on peacebuilding in Kaduna state are replete with the roles of faith-based organisations. However, these studies have not optimally explored the effectiveness of activities by faith-based organisations on peacebuilding in Kaduna state. This study, therefore, examined the activities of faith-based organisations with a view to evaluating their strengths and weaknesse...

Conflict Variables As Correlates Of Public Secondary School Teachers’ Productivity In Adamawa State Nigeria

Abstract There has been persistent public concern on declining teachers’ productivity in public schools in Nigeria. This is partly attributable to poor working conditions, poor remuneration and conflict dynamics. Previous studies have explored the issues of working conditions and remuneration, while there has been a dearth of studies on the relative and composite impacts of conflict dynamics on teachers’ productivity in secondary schools in Adamawa State. This study, therefore, inves...

PEACE AND CONFLICT IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE NIGER DELTA DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION’S INTERVENTIONS IN ODI, BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Development interventions are aimed at promoting positive change, but they can equally have negative impact, especially in conflict-prone contexts. Whereas existing studies on Odi and the Niger Delta at large mainly focused on the history, environment, culture, conflict and security situations, the peace and conflict impact of Nigerian government‘s socio-economic interventions in the area have not been fully explored. This study, therefore, assessed the Niger Delta Development C...

PRE-WAR AND WAR-TIME CONFLICT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR

ABSTRACT Nigeria experienced a civil war between 1967 and 1970 which claimed millions of lives on the Federal and Biafran sides. Studies exist on trend, execution and termination of the war but the pre-war and war time conflict management strategies have not been fully explored. This study therefore, examined the strengths and weaknesses of the various management strategies adopted by the conflict parties prior to the outbreak of hostilities as well as those employed during the war with...

ETHNO-RELIGIOUS CONFLICT AND SETTLEMENT DYNAMICS IN PLATEAU STATE, NIGERIA, 1994-2012

ABSTRACT Persistent communal conflicts in Plateau State underscore the differences between ethno-religious identities and aggravated segregation in human settlements. Existing studies on ethno-religious conflict have focused on colonial segregated settlement policy otherwise known as the Sabon Gari. These studies have neglected settlement dynamics as both cause and effect of ethno-religious conflicts. This study, therefore, interrogated the complex interaction between ethno-religious con...

Conflict-Sensitive Journalism and the Nigerian Print Media Coverage of Jos Crisis, 2010-2011

ABSTRACT The recent upsurge of crises in parts of Northern Nigeria has generated concerns in literature with specific reference to the role of the media in fuelling crises in the region. Previous studies on the Nigerian print media coverage of the Jos crisis focused on the obsolescent peace journalism perspective, which emphasises the suppression of conflict stories, to the neglect of the UNESCO Conflict-sensitive Journalism (CSJ) principles. These principles stress sensitivity in the u...

CONFLICT VARIABLES AS CORRELATES OF PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ PRODUCTIVITY IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract There has been persistent public concern on declining teachers’ productivity in public schools in Nigeria. This is partly attributable to poor working conditions, poor remuneration and conflict dynamics. Previous studies have explored the issues of working conditions and remuneration, while there has been a dearth of studies on the relative and composite impacts of conflict dynamics on teachers’ productivity in secondary schools in Adamawa State. This study, therefore, inves...

THE NORMATIVE FRAMEWORKS, PRACTICE AND CHALLENGES OF THE UNITED NATIONS/AFRICAN UNION PARTNERSHIP IN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

ABSTRACT The peacekeeping partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU), which started in 2002, occurred at three levels: strategic, institutional and operational. The strategic partnership involves the UN Security Council (UNSC) and the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC); the institutional partnership comprises the UN Secretariat and the AU Commission, while joint peacekeeping operations have been carried out in Sudan, Somalia and Mali. Existing studies on how...