Research Papers/Topics in Political Science And International Relations

Is Foreign Military Intervention Disadvantageous? : Assessing the Relationship between Peacekeeping Forces and Sex Trafficking in Conflict Zones in West Africa

This is an excerpt from a dissertation titled ‘Is Foreign Military Intervention Disadvantageous? : Assessing the Relationship between Peacekeeping Forces and Sex Trafficking in Conflict Zones in West Africa’. It explores and establishes, through secondary research, the connection of the introduction of peace keeping forces in a conflict zone to the phenomenon of sex trafficking. It comprehensively investigates and illustrates the common dimensions used in the study of traffickin...

Investigations Of Dodoma Municipal Hard Water: (Part 1): Review Of Hard Water Treatment Processes And Identification Of Contaminants

Abstract In this work, a preliminary investigation of the quality of Dodoma municipal water, as well as a review of potential methods for removing hardness from this water, were undertaken. The water quality parameters such as pH, titratible residue, total hardness, carbonate hardness, calcium, magnesium, fluoride, nitrate, sulphate and iron ions were measured using standard procedures. The results were compared with allowable levels for drinking water. It was observed that the calciu...

Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations In Tanzania: Guidelines Or Directives?

Literature on political economy of decentralization underscores the importance of intergovernmental transfers as a vehicle for achieving national social, economic and political policy goals when administrative and financial powers are devolved to lower levels of government. Decentralization left without considering the capacity of authorities to raise enough resources and address needs, will enhance inequity in services consumed and development pursued.

Nigerians Need to Get it Right Now

 NIGERIANS NEED TO GET IT RIGHT NOW“The questions What came to my mind is that where, why and how do we get it all wrong that we need to get it right? Then, we Nigerians both home and abroad need to get it right now”.It baffles me many a time when encountered with such questions of where, why and how do we get it wrong in our institutional system be it the political, economic and socio-cultural heritage of our dear country, Nigeria.At the Political economy angle, we messed ou...

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:...