Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

INTEGRATION OF GENDER IN PEACE: AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GENDER EQUALITY, PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

ABSTRACTNigeria in its quest to end many of its conflict situations and bring about some form of peace has often neglected to put to effective use more than half of its population, the women, there by wasting valuable resources. Signatory to a lot of international agreements in support of promoting gender equality in all areas including peace and formal peace processes, Nigeria has not been able to fully translate promises to practice due to already existing gender inequalities deep in its in...

Nigeria And South Africa: A Study Of Unequal Investment Relations

Abstract: With advancement in Nigeria-South Africa relations, unequal investment became more apparent. South African businesses abound in Nigeria with Shoprite, MTN, Stambic IBTC Bank, Multichoice (DSTV), etcetera featuring prominently. Nigerian companies in South Africa are not dominant in any sector or have any noticeable spread in the economy. This study investigated the nature of Nigeria-South Africa unequal investment relations and factors that hinder Nigeria’s efforts to balance them....

Nigerian foreign policy review under military regime case study of Babangida's regime

 Nigeria’s foreign policy under General Ibrahim Babangida was one in which Nigeria played active role in the crises in West African sub-region especially Liberia and Sierra-Leone.  Nigeria’s involvement in the internal affairs of other countries got rekindled in 1988.  First was to settle the border conflict between Burkina Faso and Mali.  In this instance, Nigeria brokered a peace agreement acceptable to both sides but which was frustrated by France using Code d’ivo...

UN peace and security challenge

Abstract Subsequent to the dissolution of the Soviet Union on 26 December 1991, the cold war era were terminated. This ushered the world into the post-cold war era. The post-cold cold war era saw the period of rapid advancement in science and technology. New security challenges began to emerge. Despite the United Nations changing strategy to meet up with the new peace and security challenges, achieving international peace and security is still not child’s play since after the ...

A STUDY OF NIGERIA FOREIGN POLICY UNDER PEOPLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ADMINISTRATION, 1999-2007

           ABSTRACTFollowing  return  to  the  democratic  rule  in  the  nation  back  into  the international system with intensity of his foreign trips and commitments, the country was  reconnected to the outside world through shuttle diplomacy which paved way for FDI flow into the country. In other to tackle the perennial problems in the country after years of international isolation, apart f...

Election and Democracy in Benue state, a Study of Logo Local Government Area

ABSTRACTThis study examines Election and Democracy in Benue State with reference to Logo Local Government Area. This study utilized both primary and secondary sources of data and also adopted Elite theory as its framework of analysis. The findings from this work revealed that,   Political parties in Nigeria continue to undermine democratic system through unwholesome/sharp practices like electoral fraud, malpractices, electoral violence/crises among others. Again, lack of electoral disciplin...

TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE DEMOCRACY AND TRUE SOCIAL CONTRACT IN NIGERIA

Since Nigeria returned to democracy in May 1999, after almost three decades of military rule, and almost two decades of economic crises, the country has been faced with the complex challenges of national reconstruction and economic reforms, and democratic consolidation. Even after many general elections including that of 2019, Nigeria continues to grapple with these challenges and the citizenry is still anxious to see and enjoy the benefits of “democracy dividends” – social welfare, jus...

Electoral Malpratice and Democratic Consolidation: A Study of Benue State

The study examines Electoral Malpractice and Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria with reference to Benue state. This study utilized both primary and secondary sources of data and also adopted prebendal theory as its framework of analysis. The findings from this work revealed that, the most common forms of electoral malpractice in Benue state includes ;announcement of electoral result where election are not held, under age voting, snatching of ballot boxes, and harassment of voters. it can als...

The Impact of Counter-insurgency on National Security in Nigeria

Terrorism in Nigeria is an impediment to national security and sustainable development. Nigeria is presently preoccupied with multi-polar insurgency, with antecedents dating back to the 1960s and 1980s. The attacks on security agencies, civilians, churches, mosques, foreign embassies in Nigeria and the United Nations offices in Abuja have become more worrisome as such attacks have always resulted in collateral. With the new media, improved and sophisticated weaponry, the terrorists have...

LEGISLATIVE-EXECUTIVE CONFLICT AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA’S FOURTH REPUBLIC (2011-2015)

AbstractThe relationship between the legislature and the executive is pivotal to any constitution and is one of the central characteristics of a model of government. This research examines the implications of executive-legislative conflicts in the Nigeria's Fourth Republic. Nigeria political development has been hampered by the conflictual political relationship existing between the key actors of policy making and policy execution. Thus the study, adopted a qualitative approach relies o...

AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF INSURGENCIES ON NATIONAL SECURITY

It is a fundamental fact that Boko Haram has stepped up assaults in the northeast of Nigeria since it rejected government claims of a ceasefire, showing it remains the biggest security threat to Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer.  The series of deadly attacks across many states in the north have made the Boko Haram rebellion the most widespread in Nigeria’s post-independence history). the worry is not just about the debilitation the insurgency is steadily causing&...

ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY AND NIGERIA’S NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 1999-2007

This project is about the Foreign policy tool-Economic Diplomacy adopted in Nigeria between 1999-2007. The project made considerable research on Nigeria's debt and Foreign Direct Investment and its impact on Nigeria's National development.It covers literature review on Foreign Policy, Economic diplomacy, Debt relief, Foreign Direct Investment and National development.This project also present data on history of Nigeria debt profile, debt ,management and relief, poverty and unemployment rate b...

Reducing the Threat of a Nuclear Iran with Photovoltaic Technology: The Generous Solar Option

The potential instability created if Iran obtained nuclear weapons threatens global peace. If the U.S. follows the standard model, relatively weak diplomacy and economic sanctions could lead to another Iraq-like war. Although Iran and Iraq have differences, most observers would agree that the same outcome and price are likely results. In purely economic terms, the CBO estimates that the Iraq-US war cost ~$2.4 trillion. Is there, however, a wiser, more-profitable way to invest in the eliminati...

Nuclear Insurance Subsidies Cost from Post-Fukushima Accounting Based on Media Sources

Quantification of nuclear liability insurance is difficult without arbitrary liability caps; however, post-mortem calculations can be used to calculate insurance costs. This study analyzes the Fukushima (Daiichi) nuclear power plant disaster to quantify the cost per unit electricity ($/kWh) of nuclear energy from the lifetime of the plant after accounting for the true cost of the liability needed to cover the damages from the nuclear disaster determined from news reports. These costs are then...


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