Research Papers/Topics in Social Studies

Impact Of Poverty On Refugees Settlement In Kyangwali Settlement Hoima District .The Case Study Of Kyangwale Refugee Settlement

According to World Bank (2002), poverty is defined as inability of a person to live on 1 U$ per day which is equivalent to 2000 Uganda shillings Poverty has also been defined as the inability of a person to meet the basic needs such as food, shelter, education, medication and clothing. Mean while refugees are people who flew away and settle in a particular area because of wars or insurgency, diseases such as landslides, volcanic eruption among others. When they are seen in an area they a...

Continuity And Change In The Indigenous Therapeutic Systems Among The Abagusii Of Nyamira County, Kenya, 1880-2010

ABSTRACT This study is an historical exposition and analysis of the developments of indigenous therapeutic systems among the Abagusii of Nyamira County, Kenya, between 1880 and 2010. Abagusii belong to the Bantu communities of western Kenya, including the Luhyia, Kuria and Suba. The study traces continuity and change in indigenous medical practice among the Abagusii. The study has examined the status of Gusii herbal medicine on the eve of British colonialism; the encounter between Gusii...

Religious Approaches To Peace Building And Reconciliation In Areas Affected By Ethnic Conflicts Within Kuresoi North-Nakuru County, Kenya (1992-2008)

ABSTRACT In Kenya, the issue of ethnic related conflicts seems to be very prominent. Its effects have been felt both at local and national levels. Religion represented by religious individuals and organizations is often at the heart of rural communities involving many people. Guided by the biblical principles of peace, love and justice, religion has an important role to play in peace building and reconciliation. Religion has the theology and language of healing, forgiveness and reconcil...

Tales Of Accountability: A Q-Method Study Of Discourses Amongst Tanzanian Members Of Parliament

AbstractINTRODUCTION Accountability is an essentially contested, and hence thoroughly political notion: an umbrella concept touching upon almost all facets and aspects of the drive for ‘democracy’ and ‘good governance, in developed industrial countries as well as in emerging economy countries like Tanzania. It has become a buzzword in the Washington Consensus ideas about economic development through improving competitiveness, and in concomitant funding programmes by the WB, IMF, OEC...

Selection, Salience and political identities. A constructionist approach to the political representation of ZANU-PF succession disputes in The Herald and Daily News from May 2014 to December

ABSTRACTThe study critically explores the representation of Zanu-PF political disputes in The Herald and Daily News. The mentioned newspapers selectively employ the discourse of ‘weevils’ and ‘Gamatox’ in ascribing political identities to those who were regarded as locking horns in the battle to succeed the president. The study also looks at how ownership, funding and control patterns of The Herald and Daily News influenced their framing of the disputes. Data for this research was obt...

Decentralised Planning In Zimbabwe: A Review Of Provincial, Urban And District Development Planning In Post-Dependence Zimbabwe (Post-1980)

Abstract: The paper provides a detailed analysis of the nature and formsof decentralised planning existing in Zimbabwe since 1980. Most of themreflect a continuity from the colonial period with modifications to suit thenew sociwconomic order. A detailed review is made of the powers thatexist for planning and implementation, and also their limitations. Themultiplicity of agencies has created problems, which has called for moreco-ordination particularly at provincial level. However, the conflic...

Influence Of Converged Newsroom Platforms To The Practice Of Professional Journalism By The Herald And Daily News

ABSTRACTThe study sought to establish the influence of newsroom convergence to the practice of professional journalism by The Herald and daily News. The study sought to establish how the two publications which have opposed views are adapting to newsroom convergence and with what effect the development plays in the practice of professional journalism. The study was mainly qualitative and data was taped from the targeted population using qualitative data collection methods. The researcher made ...

Administrative Impact Of Restructured Provincial Administration On Selected Aspects Of Maintenance Of Law And Order In Kenya In 2010-2014: A Case Study Of Bomet County

ABSTRACTThis study sought to investigate administrative impact of Restructured Provincial Administration (RPA) as independent variable on maintenance of law and order as dependent variable in Bomet County, Kenya in 2010-2014. Based on the theory of legitimate domination, it focused on four selected aspects of maintenance of law and order measured in 2006-2010 and in 2010-2014. These formed the objectives of the study and include: analysis of the nature and causes of crimes committed, establis...

Factors Contributing To Poor Performance In English Language Among Learners With Mental Challenges In Regular Schools In Olchoro Zone, Narok County Kenya

ABSTRACTEnglish Language plays a central and strategic role in the school system because almostall the school subjects are taught using English language. However, students’achievement in this subject in regular schools is not encouraging. Therefore the purposeof this study was to investigate factors contributing to poor performance in Englishlanguage along learners with mental challenges in regular schools in Olchoro zone NarokCounty. The study was guided by the following objectives: to est...

Dependency in international regimes: the case of the apparel industry in sub-Saharan Africa

AbstractThis paper shows the relationship between regime and dependency theories. Its centralargument is that international regimes primarily serve the accumulation interests ofmetropolitan capitalism, and hence perpetuate dependency. Using the case of theapparel industry in sub-Saharan Africa, it brings to the fore both the dependency andstruggle in international regimes that mainstream regime theory masks. The paperconcludes that, in its struggle to embed industry, Africa will need to clear...

The Relevance Of Social Work Education For Social Development In Kenya

AbstractThis paper interrogates the contribution of professional Social work education towards social development inKenya. It is believed that fundamental to understand social work involves understanding its educationalrequirements. Social work education and Social work profession offers a varied preparation at many levels(Ginsberg, 2001). Education is available at every educational level from the community college through todoctorate. Education and training is important because it is the pre...

Investigating The Conformity Between The Zimbabwe Land Administration System and The Land Administration Domain Model

ABSTRACT INVESTIGATING THE CONFORMITY BETWEEN THE ZIMBABWE LAND ADMINISTRATION SYSTEMAND THE LAND ADMINISTRATION DOMAIN MODEL Page 5 The increase in land utilization has necessitated the devising of more adequate technologies for better management and administration of the nation‟s most valuable resource. The land administration functions in Zimbabwe are distributed within several departments. This has necessitated the need for effective communication between the departments to ensure...

The Impact Of Stakeholder Participation In The Budget Formulation Process In Ward 15 Mutare Urban

ABSTRACT The whites owned large and fertile land while the blacks were placed to small and unfertile land and this made room for land distribution process as a way of equality, fairness and justice. The government implemented land reform program where they attained their land from the colonizers (whites). However the result of this act led to the Zimbabwe crisis which is characterized by food insecurity, inflation, deindustrialisation and high rate of unemployment. The main objective of...

‘Political gladiators’ on Facebook in Zimbabwe: a discursive analysis of intra– Zimbabwe African National Union – PF cyber wars; Baba Jukwa versus Amai Jukwa

AbstractSocial media have been hailed as liberative in contexts of political repression. InZimbabwe, there are emergent debates on the possibilities of using Facebook to‘democratise’ political space. But the use of Facebook to settle personal political scoresor to relentlessly attack political opposition seemed to have escaped academic scrutiny.This study looks at the use of Facebook by opposing camps in Zimbabwe’s July 2013election to attack each other, as well as the challenges posed ...

The Uptake Of Converged Newsroom Platforms In Zimbabwe. Case Study Of Media Centre From 2016 To Date

AbstractThe study explored the uptake of converged newsroom platforms in Zimbabwe focusing on Media Centre from 2016 to date. The study aimed to explore the uptake of a converged newsroom platforms in Zimbabwe focusing on Media Centre from 2016 up to date; determine how converged newsroom platforms enhance democracy and free circulation of news across the globe; and establish how converged newsroom platforms lead to multitasking while enforcing professionalism. The study was qualitative in na...


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