Political Science And International Relations Research Papers/Topics

The Interface between Sovereignty and the Integration Process: The Second East African Community (EAC II) In Empirical Context

Abstract: Scholars and policy makers identify two major impediments to regionalization in East Africa: lack of people centeredness and inadequate political will. The first is widely addressed in academic and policy literature. The latter, political will, remains an illusionary concept. There are those who say that because of it, the second East African Community (EAC II) is doomed to meet the fate of the first. Others state that it will be overcome. But; what is it? It is a complex concept, ...

The Role of Former Combatants in Peace and Development in Post Conflict Sub Sahara African States

Description: A thesis submitted to the School of Arts and Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in International Relations.

US Foreign Policy Towards Kenya and Uganda, 1985-204

Description: A Research Report by Alusa, Doreen S., Submitted to the school of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters of Arts in International Relations

Significance of Multinational Corporations in Shaping Foreign Policy: Case of U.S Foreign Policy towards Kenya between 1989 And 2016

Abstract: players in international relations. The assets and financial wealth of the MNCs and their link with the power structures accord them great ability to influence the foreign policy of their home countries. The MNCs originating from the United States of America (USA) are some of the most significant shapers of the foreign policy of the USA. However, while some studies have investigated the effect of MNCs on US foreign policy few have investigated their influence on US foreign policy t...

States’ Response to Refugee Crisis: The Case of Somali Refugees in Kenya

Abstract: The refugee movements around the world currently are contributing to the global refugee crisis. With increasing wars and conflicts in most states as well as effects of climate change, displacements of people are witnessed and neighbouring countries have to face the burden of accommodating the large numbers of asylum seekers and migrants moving into their territories. With these movements, states continue to face external threats to their security. States have the obligation to allo...

Human Security and Japanese Foreign Policy towards Africa

Abstract: end of the Cold War, marked by the shift from a bipolar to multipolar security order, prompted a significant change in Japan’s relations with Africa. New political and economic challenges, which have been accelerated by the process of globalization, have forced Japan to adjust its foreign policies accordingly- especially in the African context. The primary goal of this study is to analyze how the concept of human security has influenced Japan’s foreign policy towards Africa sin...

US Foreign Policy toward Africa: A contextual analysis of interventions, partnerships, and the role of Congress, 1989 to 2015

Abstract: This thesis attempts to analyze the US foreign policy towards Africa between 1989 and 2015. This period marks the end of the Cold War which has been experienced from 1945 to 1989. It is worth noting that before the Cold War period, with spectacular events in the international arena such as the scramble and partition of Africa and earlier the international slave trade, the US did not have direct foreign policy towards Africa. The US did not participate in the partition of Africa how...

The Role of Media and International Relations: A Case Study of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

Abstract: The main objective of this study was to determine the role that the media and international relations played in the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. The specific objectives were to examine the role of media and International Relations the effects of ethnic tensions, failure of international community to intervene in the genocide immediately it began, impunity and the failure of humanitarian intervention in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Secondary data was used to investigate the role that the medi...

The Role of India and Pakistan Leadership in Kashmir Conflict

Abstract: This thesis explores different aspects of the sub-conflict of Kashmir that has become the one of the most dangerous issue not only in South Asia but also in the world. It is so important that it be studied a full conflict in itself. Therefore, the significance of the movement understood. The study explores the development of the sub-conflict of Kashmir over the broader inter-state conflict between India and Pakistan. It seeks to map the role of Pakistan and Indian leadership in the...

Factors That Explain the Engagement of Developing Countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Mechanism 1995-2016 Case of Kenya, South Africa and Mexico

Abstract: Developing Countries constitute one-third of the membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO) yet their participation in the WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DSM) is low. Do developing countries have trade disputes? What are their preferred channels of dispute settlement? The study is defined by three objectives: To determine how developing countries resolve their trade disputes and what their preferred channels of Dispute Settlement are; to determine the reasons behind the lo...

Coffee Politics and Its Impact In Kenya from 1895 to 2010

Abstract: Coffee is produced mostly in the poor rural areas of the developing world to satisfy the taste buds of people mainly in the developed nations. This thesis traces the link between producers and consumers and the intricate politics of liberalization that has affected the coffee sector i n Kenya. The coffee trading regime can be divided into two time frames: the period before International Coffee Agreements (ICA), and the period after ICA. Domestically, coffee trading in Kenya was mar...

The Impact of China’s Claim over the East China Sea on Sino-Japanese Relations

Abstract: The main objective of this study was to establish an explanation for China's decade's long unwillingness to drop its territorial claim The specific objectives included the following: To examine China's justification for its claim; To account for the historical claims; To determine the role of the external actors in the issue. Hegemonic Stability Theory and Geopolitical Theory was used in support of the claims. A qualitative method of research was utilized. The findings were divided...

Boko Haram Insurgency and Nigeria’s Relations with United States, 2009 – 2014

ABSTRACT  The persistence of Boko Haram insurgency impinges upon Nigeria’s relations with US, which have been cordial but restricted. Researchers have divergent opinion about the extent U.S. should be committed in assisting Nigeria in countering Boko Haram insurgency. Researches on the interconnectivity between Boko Haram insurgency and Nigeria’s-US military-security partnership, trade and aid are inadequate and do not reflect current developments. Consequently, the study set out to exam...

Impact of Foreign Aid on Poverty Reduction in Selected Urban Areas of Mogadishu, Somalia.

ABSTRACT  Since there has been a lot of foreign aid to Somalia and most of this aid directed to urban population, poverty levels remain to be high. The research was based on a sample size of 242 respondents; the samples were randomly selected from Xamarwayne, Hodan and Wardhiigley. The sample age was between 5 up to above 65 years, 115 male and 127 Female. All the respondents were ethnic Somalis. The researcher was use both quantitative and qualitative approaches in data collection, however,...

Commonwealth Integration and Nigerias Foreign Policy, 1999-2007

Abstract  This study examines the interface between the Commonwealth integration and Nigerian foreign policy. The thrust of the study however is to ascertain whether the enthronement of democracy in Nigeria has significantly impacted on Nigeria’s Common-wealth economic relations. The study also investigates the extent to which the frameworks of democracy have enabled the Commonwealth impact on social welfare in Nigeria. Relying on Dependency theory derived from the political economy paradi...


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