Political Science And International Relations Research Papers/Topics

STATE BEHAVIOUR AND REBELLION IN WEST AFRICA: A CASE STUDY OF LA CÔTE D’IVOIRE

ABSTRACT This study appraised the impact of state behaviour on rebellion in La Côte d’Ivoire. It was occasioned by the continued recurrence of rebellion in that country, despite efforts at ensuring peace. Rebellion undermines political and socio-economic development; hence the need to investigate the extent to which state behaviour has contributed to rebellion in La Côte d’Ivoire. The research set out three objectives. First, it sought to examine the relationship between state behaviour...

AN ASSESSMENT OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IN THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICAN STATES: CASE STUDY OF GHANA AND BOTSWANA

ABSTRACT This study particularly focuses on the existing relationship between the practice of liberal democracy and socio-economic development in Africa. The concept and practice of liberal democracy is one that is widely popular in the international system and states continually strive to adhere to and uphold the values of liberal democracy. In as much as it is largely believed that Liberal Democracy goes a long way to affect the socio-economic development of states, this assertion is contra...

THE CHALLENGES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN POST-CONFLICT AFRICA: A CASE STUDY OF SIERRA LEONE

ABSTRACT Wars and conflicts have been dominant in the history of the world, particularly in Africa for some time now. The Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) records that the continent of Africa experienced an approximately 630 state-based and non-state armed conflicts between 1990 and 2015. These conflicts have been caused by a multiplicity of factors and have negatively impacted the economic development of states. The youth have often been involved in these conflicts. Sierra Leone experien...

AN ANALYSIS OF IDENTITY AND CITIZENSHIP CRISIS OF THE ROHINGYA OF MYANMAR

ABSTRACT The Rohingya Muslims have been persecuted for numerous years without justification. This dissertation takes a look at their origin story, their plight over the years, various allegations leveled against them, and the response from the international community. An analysis of the Identity and Citizenship Crisis has also been carried out based on the Ontological Security Theory and recommendations have been made to address the plight of the Rohingya Muslims. The study finds that the pre...

AN EXAMINATION OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF XENOPHOBIC VIOLENCE ON GHANAIAN MIGRANTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

ABSTRACT There have been numerous cases of xenophobic violence on foreign nationals in recent years in South Africa. Grounded on this preposition, this dissertation examined the socio-economic effects of xenophobic violence on Ghanaian migrants in South Africa. Furthermore, an understanding of diplomatic relations and dynamics were explored between various countries and migration dynamics between nationals of the different countries. The research employed qualitative approach, using a snowbal...

GHANA’S DRIVETOWARDS ACHIEVING THE SDG5: THE CASE OF PARLIAMENTARY GENDER REPRESENTATION

ABSTRACT What factors account for the difference in gender representation in Ghana's Parliament? What is driving Ghana towards the achievement of gender equality in parliamentary representation? What measures are in place to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal five (SDG5) in the area specified? What seems to be slowing the process? Against this backdrop, countries including Ghana have consented to global developmental goals, particularly the SDG 5, aimed at achieving gender equality and ...

ECONOMIC MIGRATION TO THE GULF STATES: THE CASE OF GHANAIAN WOMEN MIGRANTS

ABSTRACT The study examines economic migration from Ghanaian female migrants to the Gulf States. The study examines, specifically, the trends of female migration to the Gulf States within the last decade, the main factors that is influencing the migration, the experiences of the female migrants once they arrive in the Gulf States, as well as some policy recommendations to address the issues that Ghanaian women face when they migrate to the Gulf States. Relying on the neo-classical equilibrium...

THE AFRICAN UNION AND THE CHALLENGE OF BEING A STRONG, UNITED, RESILIENT AND INFLUENTIAL GLOBAL PLAYER AND PARTNER (AGENDA 2063, ASPIRATION SEVEN).

ABSTRACT The African Union, since its formation, from the days of the Organization of African Unity to its current form, has taken several steps to ensure total continental unity. The AU, has initiated commendable programs such as the Lagos Plan of Action, the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights drafted in 1981; Priority Programme for Economic Recovery (APPER) in 1985, The Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community (EAC), known as the Abuja Treaty, in 1991; The Sirte Declar...

THE USE OF SPORTS AS A TOOL FOR DIPLOMACY: THE CASE OF GHANA SINCE INDEPENDENCE

ABSTRACT It is often argued that sports and politics should not be mixed. International sporting organizations share this view in some respects, and based on it, Ghana and other countries across the world have been banned on some occasions by organizations such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on charges of state interference in the affairs of their national sporting associations. Several studies have, however, tra...

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT AND DOMESTIC INSTITUTIONS: A STUDY OF THE ARMS TRADE TREATY IN GHANA

ABSTRACT This dissertation examined the extent to which the architecture and programs of the Ghana National Commission of Small Arms and Light Weapons (GNCSALW) are aligned with the vision of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Using qualitative method, the researcher gathered both secondary data and primary data from the target population which is made up of the staff of the GNCSALW; personnel of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA); a team of four international ATT experts fro...

The Gandhi Statue Controversies and Its Implications for Ghana-India Relationship

ABSTRACT Calls for the removal of monuments that represent anti-Black racism and in some instance its disguised “ultra-nationalism” have become common in parts of the world. From the Rhodes Must Fall campaign in Oxford to South Africa to the Charlottesville incidence, through to the Gandhi Must Fall campaign, a public consciousness on such racist representations seems to have been awakened. The #Gandhi Must Fall campaign in which some professors from the University of Ghana galvanized the...

AN ASSESSMENT OF GHANA’S IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD IN ADDRESSING THE PHENOMENON OF CHILD TRAFFICKING

ABSTRACT Cognizant of the fact that children are vulnerable and need protection, the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child was enacted in 1989 to safeguard the welfare of children. This development spurred the child rights agenda in most countries across the globe, and Ghana was no exception. Indeed, Ghana set the pace by being the first country to ratify the Convention. Thereafter, the 1992 Constitution and the 1998 Children’s Act were promulgated, and these became the linchpins...

Reflection on an African Traditional Marriage System

ABSTRACT Every nation then and now is bedeviled with societal problems. Among these problems are: disorderliness, robbery, immorality, disrespect, laziness, idleness, poor attitude to work, conflict, indiscipline, selfishness, etc. Attempts are made by nations and her people to ameliorate situations. When one is solved, another occurs. This paper looks at how marriage in the traditional African system contributed to the relative peace in their societies. The objectives of the paper are: to s...


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