Research Papers/Topics in Political Science And International Relations

Is Humanitarian Intervention Driven by a Belief in the Idea of Universal Human Rights or a State's Self Interest?

After the holocaust the society of states formulated rules of international engagement which prohibited genocide, mistreatment of civilians, and recognizing basic human rights. (Baylis,2008,985) Among the most important notions of human rights the right of life, liberty, and security preceded all others (Kolb,2003,119), as claimed by the United Nations “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, Human rights include the right to life and liberty, the right to work and educatio...

Ecowas Intervention And Democratization In West African Sub-Region (A Study Of Gambia 2016 General Election)

AbstractPresidential elections were held in Gambia on 1 December, 2016. The incumbent, Yahya Jammeh, appeared confident of securing a fifth term in office. An army Lieutenant who became President of the Gambia after ceasing power in a bloodless coup d’état on 22 July 1994, President Jammeh was a quintessential African President-for-life. Behind a façade of regular presidential and parliamentary elections, President Jammeh maintained control of Gambia through the tried-and-tested te...

Obasanjo's Administration And Nigeria's International Diplomacy,1999-2007

ABSTRACT Nigeria had overwhelmingly given both solicited and unsolicited supports to African neigbours: intervened positively in their internal crisis, provided humanitarian services, doled out billions of dollars as charity, sent technical aid corps, formed and sent military supports, and so on. In most cases, these flamboyant gestures were defiantly done against home interest and survival. However, there seems to be a disconnection between what is given out and what is given in ret...

Nigeria- China Trade Relations And National Development in Nigeria, 2011-2015

Abstract Over the past several decades, the economies of the world have become greatly connectedthrough international trade and globalization. The trade relations between Nigeria and Chinahave grown in recent years. Overtime, researchers have contributed on the Nigeria-Chinarelations with interest on foreign aids, balance of trade, foreign direct investment and tradepolicies between the two countries. Most of them anchored their explanation on dependencytheory. They pay less attention in...

Terrorism And Its Impact On Global Security (A Case Study Of Al-Qaeda)

ABSTRACTTerrorism is not a new phenomenon which has been in existence for years carried out byindividuals and organizations mainly for political reasons. Notwithstanding, due to theactivities of these terrorist groups, they will in general debilitate a state's capacity to guaranteethe wellbeing and security to its citizens. Using Al-Qaeda as a case study, a group in existencefor over 2 decades, the study focuses on their terror acts such as the bombing of train stationsin Madrid 2004, and Lon...

An Examonation Of Gender- Based Violence In Africa; A Critical Analysis Of Rape Culture In Nigeria

ABSTRACTThe topic under review examined “Gender-Based Violence in Africa; A critical analysis of Rape Culture in Nigeria”. Gender-based violence (GBV) is ubiquitous, but still the least human right violation in the globe. Gender-based violence is a developmental challenge globally and it affects women and men from despite ethnicity, class, culture and race. Unfortunately, the scourge of rape in Nigeria is one that has been going on for quite a while and has been disregarded, regularly kep...

The Impact Of Youth On Peace Building And Post-Conflict Development In South-Sudan

ABSTRACTThis research examines the challenges that the youths in South Sudan face in their effortstowards peacebuilding for a post-conflict developed nation. Using the secondary method ofanalysis the researcher evaluates specific objectives of the study such as the efforts of the youthin peacebuilding in face of an ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the challenges faced by theyouths in their endeavor and how they can access the critical resources to achieve post-conflictdevelopment. The finding...

Gender Parity In Nigeria: Examining The Implementation Of National Gender Policy In The National Assembly (2011 – 2019)

ABSTRACT Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) standards, both men and women should have equal rights and opportunities to everything worldwide, most especially to participate fully in all aspects and at all levels of political processes. In Africa, women constitute over half of the population and contribute in vital ways to societal development generally. This study has investigated gender parity in Nigeria: examining the implementation of national gender policy in the natio...

EXAMINING Ithe Ichallenges Iof Ipromoting Igender Iequality Iin Inigeria: A Icase Iof Ithe Iunited Inations I(UN)

ABSTRACTThe Topic Under review examined the Examining the Challenges of Promoting Gender Equalityin Nigeria: A Case Study of United Nations (UN)”. Every human guaranteed inalienable rightsboth men and women, either by integral and indivisible part of universal human rights. The ifulliand iequal iparticipation iof iwomen iin ipolitical, icivil, ieconomic, isocial iand icultural ilife, iat itheinational, iregional iand iinternational ilevels, iDespite ithe iimpact iof iUnited iNations iin ipr...

The Imperative Of Ethical Orientation In The Public Service In Nigeria

ABSTRACT Ethics as implied in the study lays emphasis on the selflessness and the disposition of the individual towards the realisation of the public goods. This study is designed to address the issues of ethical behaviour as a primary requirement for maintaining and sustaining development in the society. The research concentrates on the essence of ethics and examine its imperativeness in the life of this society as an inevitable assets that can  guarantee stable and sustainable dev...

The Impact Of The Slump In Oil Price And Production On Recession: Alternative Options For The Nigerian Economy.

ABSTRACT This project work investigated the impact of the slump in oil price, production and recession in Nigeria thereby postulating possible alternatives for the Nigerian Economy. The data used for the project were got from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) bulletin on the amount of income Real Gross Domestic Product (RGDP) in % and Government expenditure on Crude oil export, Non-crude oil export, Oil Price and Crude oil production in million barrels per day. The Ordinary Least Squa...

The Effects Of The Rule Of Law On Democractic Consolidation In Nigeria: A Case Study Of The Fourth Republic.

ABSTRACT The issue of democratic consolidation in the country remains sacrosanct in view of the fact that there is no alternative to democracy. Following the new democratic development in Nigeria a lot of anomalies began to show up like the incessant violation of stipulated rules and regulation which could threaten democracy .It is the essence of this work to examine critically the issues of rule of law as it affects democratization. Several cases of the violation of rule of law were ide...

The Effect Of Card Reader On Election Credibility (A Case Study Of 2015 General Elections)

ABSTRACT Beginning from the pre-independence era, elections in Nigeria have been characterized by political violence; gross electoral malpractices; government‟s interference; money politics and the use of ethno-religious identities in shaping the voting patterns of the electorates. Nigeria with a population of over 170 million is fragmented into diverse ethnic groups. The country was conceived by the British Colonialists and till date Nigerians are yet to see themselves as one entity....

Problems And Prospects Of Revenue Generation In Nigerian Local Governments (Case Study Of Ado Odo Ota Local Government)

ABSTRACT The adverse situation in the various local government areas of Nigeria has led us into this very topic. Hence, the purpose of this work is to enlighten people, mostly students in the school of financial studies on how revenue is generated in local governments, problems confronting them as regards revenue generation as well as the prospects to the problems.However, local governments are expected to use the fund generated in embarking on income earning projects; projects that com...

Nigerian Foreign Policy And National Interests (A Case Study Of Jonathan’s Administration)

ABSTRACTThe foreign policy of a nation is a reflection of its national demands, needs and aspirations. Much as there is a relationship between a state national interest and those foreign to it. The study is aimed at examining the foreign policy of Nigeria and its national interest under President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Foreign and national policy issues are related products of the same political system and are designed to define and implement overall national purposes. Foreign and nati...


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