Research Papers/Topics in Politics And Public Management

Does Democracy foster Peace?

The paper generally seeks to unravel the elements that are conducive for the prevailing peaceful conditions in a state. Therefore, democracy has been put at the epicenter of this paper on whether it promotes peace or not.... Democracy originated more than 2,400 years ago in ancient Greece. The word “democracy” means “rule by the people.” While this definition tells us that the citizens of a democracy govern their nation, it omits essential parts of the idea of democracy as p...

Effects Of Devolution On Maternal Health Care: The Case Of Level Four Hospitals In Nairobi City County, Kenya

Maternal healthcare is an integral part of the Millennium development goals. However, most developing countries have been experimenting with different types of interventions to increase access and utilization of maternal care services. Health care devolution was greeted with great anticipation in Kenya as a means of bringing services closer to the people. However, since the implementation of the recent devolution reforms, criticism has mounted, with evidence of corruption, poor manageme...

Determinants Of Education Wastage In Public Secondary Schools In Laikipia West District, Laikipia County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Despite many policies and strategies that have been developed to enhance secondary education in Kenya, wastage still remains a major concern. However, identifying what causes students to dropout is difficult because there is no single reason. Preliminary investigation by MOE (2010) shows that at the national level, dropout rates among students in public secondary schools in 2010 registered 9.5%. In Kenya, a few studies have been done on the determinants that lead to education w...

Strategies Teachers Use In Implementing Integrated English Curriculum To Improve Performance In Public Secondary Schools In Kisii South Sub-County, Kisii County, Kenya

ABSTRACT The performance in English in KCSE in public secondary schools in Kisii South sub-county has remained dismal. Studies have emphasized the use of learner centered strategies of teaching in order to improve the performance in English. However, the studies have not fully addressed the specific learner centered strategies in teaching English. The study sought to fill this gap by examining the strategies teachers use in implementing the Integrated English curriculum. The study was ...

Harmony or chaos? Beliefs and practices about conficts among naturalized refugee children in Tanzania

Abstract The current study explored beliefs and practices on the main types and common causes of conficts among naturalized refugee pre-primary children in rural Tanzania. A region with highest number of naturalized refugees in Tanzania was purposively selected. A total of 12 children were involved in the focus group discussion; nine classroom teachers, and three school principals from three pre-primary schools were individually interviewed. To gain insights on home contexts, six pa...

An Evaluation Of Gender Mainstreaming Practices In Bungoma County In Kenya

The main aim of this study was to assess the gender mainstreaming practices in Bungoma County, which is one of the 47 devolved units of government in Kenya. To achieve the study objectives, the study adopted a descriptive survey design. The approach allowed for triangulation of methods in order to collect and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data for reliability and validity of the findings. The study population comprised of the employees of Bungoma County. Consid...

Political advertising in Zimbabwe: A critical appraisal of the MDCT’s 2013 election advertisements placed in the Daily News.

AbstractThe study looked at MDC-T election campaign advertisements placed in the Dailynews before the July 31 2013 harmonized election. It focused on the advertisements that were placed in the Dailynews. The study sought to analyze how Zanu PF’s discourses against MDC-T were countered in the advertisements. It aimed to make an analysis of how signs and symbols were manipulated as a way of fighting the status quo. The paper was analysing the packaging of MDC-T advert...

An Assessment On The Degree Of Local Government Discretion On Decision Making In Urban Local Authorities. A Case Study Of Kadoma City Council.

ABSTRACTThis study sought to assess the degree of local government discretion in decision making in urban local authorities using Kadoma City Council as a case study. The study analysed the powers of urban local authorities and the constraints being faced in fostering quality services. A qualitative research design was used in this assessment. A sample of 40 respondents was chosen. The sample included the mayor, town clerk, councillors, directors, H.O.Ds and employees. Both secondary and prim...

An Analysis of the Impact of Terrorism on Human Security: The Case Study of Kenya Period 1990 - 2015.

ABSTRACTThis study seeks to analyse the impact of terrorism on human security, a case study of Kenya in the Period 1990 – 2015. The deterioration in the levels of human security in Kenya as a result of terrorism is the fundamental problem underscoring this research study. Guided by the Frustration–Aggression–Displacement theory, as espoused by John Dollard 1961; and Leonard Berkowitz in 1969, this study understands a terrorist to be a frustrated individual seeking to remove the initial ...

An Analysis On The Effects Of Multicurrency System To The Economy Of Zimbabwe. A Case Of Marange 2009- 2014

AbstractThere are a number of reasons that led to the collapse of the Zimbabwean economy for almost a decade prior to February 2009. Zimbabwe experienced the dramatic rise of hyperinflationary which led millions of Zimbabweans abandoning the country to find greener pastures somewhere across the globe. In response to the chaotic hyperinflationary period that had defined the country’s economic environment, Zimbabwe adopted the Multi-Currency System (MCS) in January 20...

Democracy in Africa Is Either A Myth Or A Reality. An Analysis of Democracy And Democratization in Africa, A Case Study Of Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTAs popular and mostly craved for as the most special and responsive form of governance and best form of political setup, democracy has caused quite a problematic predicament and dilemma in Africa. Criticisms have been directed at Africa‟s failure to fully comprehend democracy and its many tenets that have at most times been seen as undermined. Amongst the most crucial complaints by the International organizations and renowned InternationalCriminal Court have been the underlying accu...

An Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of The Office Of The Auditor General In Promoting Sound Public Sector Auditing In Zimbabwe

AbstractAuditor General’s offices are known as Supreme Audit Institutions whose main mandate is to act as watchdogs of the national purse and as such play a pivotal role in ensuring efficient, economic and effective use of public resources and moneys. The main thrust of the study is to proffer a critical evaluation of the office of the Auditor General in promoting sound public sector management in Zimbabwe. The key argument of the study is that the legislative framework has a vital bearing ...

An Analysis Of The Impact Of Social Service Delivery On The Livelihoods Of The People In Zimbabwe’s Resettlememnt Areas. In Case Of Caledonia Farm. From 2000-2015

ABSTRACTDuring the period of 2000 to 2015, Zimbabwe has been characterized by the socio, economic and political crisis. From the Millennium, the government embarked on the fast track land resettlement program. The fast track land resettlement programme was defined by the GoZ as an elaborate plan for the Land Reform and Resettlement Programme Phase 2. The programme aimed at acquiring millions of hectares and settling thousands of families. The beneficiaries were to include landless poor a...

Citizen Participation and Development Planning in Zimbabwe Local Government system. A case of Khami District in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province from 2004-2015.

ABSTRACTThe subject of citizen participation has been a bone of both administrative and development contention and it is believed that if the participation is effective, development attempts will as well be successful. When Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980, the Government paid much attention in trying to revive the Local Government system in an attempt to redress the unfairness of the colonial Local Government system through formulating legislations and structures that facilitate grassroo...

The Impact Of Employee Motivation On Organisation Perfomance: A Case Of Zimbabwe Power Company (Zpc) (2013-December 2016

ABSTRACTThe study seeks to unravel the factors that affect Zimbabwe Power Company employees’ motivation and the corresponding effect of the identified motivational factors on workers’ performance and overall productivity. The survey revealed that, among the top ten critical factors (teamwork, work based on contract, supervision based on leadership by example and provision of equipment) had great effect on motivation as well as impact on organization performance. More so communication, lov...


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