Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

THE IMPACTS OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE ON NIGERIA (FACULTY-CONFRENCE PAPER)

In the violent and shameless turnout, millions of Nigerians have been denied their right to choose their political leaders. The struggle for democratic offices by politicians is often violently manipulated on the street by a gang of thugs, recruited by same politicians, trained and to help them capture power. Political violence has been a bone of contention from the inception of Nigeria as a Nation-State. The impact of political violence cannot be over emphasized as its effects have grossly a...

Armed Intervention and the Challenges of Maritime Security in the Gulf of Aden, 2008-2011

ABSTRACTThe economic collapse and civil war that ensued in Somalia after President Siad Barre gave rise to piracy, armed robbery and dumping of toxic wastes in and around the Gulf of Aden. The attendant humanitarian crisis attracted the intervention of the international community. This study evaluated armed intervention and the challenges of maritime security in the Gulf of Aden between 2008 and 2011. The objectives were to: (i) determine whether the application of the principle of political ...

The Role Of Party Politics In Promoting Good Governance In Uganda: A Case Study Of Kampala Capital City Authority

AbstractThe purpose of this study was to establish the role of party politics in promotinggood governance in Uganda in general and KCCA in particular. This was premised onthe argument that whereas party politics have been embraced by many countriesacross the globe with the fall of communism, and in spite of the fact that it is seen as apanacea for democratisation and good governance, most of the countries that haveembraced party politics are far from realizing good governance. The main ...

Influence Of Interfaith Mediation Centre In The Management Of Conflict In Bauchi State Nigeria: 1960-2015

ABSTRACTConflict among social groups is one of the major challenges affecting peaceful coexistence in the world. In Africa, particularly Nigeria, conflicts are associated with religion, ethnicity, and post-election violence which result in adverse effects on people and their livelihood. Nigeria has witnessed conflicts like Kaduna crisis, Jos crisis, and Bauchi State crisis. Bauchi State has experienced conflicts between herdsmen and farmers as compared to other states in Nigeria. The prevalen...

Youth Socialization In Ethnic Politics In Nairobi City County: The Case Of Kibra Constituency.

ABSTRACTPolitics is necessary for survival, and youth are socialized in politics in many ways. However, the manner in which individuals are socialized in politics at the youthful age affects their adult life. This research sought to investigate the level of ethnic political orientations and the formation of such political orientations in Nairobi County with a focus on Kibra Constituency (KC). Kibra Constituency was important because political aspirants import voters f...

The Principle And Practice Of Parliamentary Independence: Interrogating The Case Of Kenya, 1963-2014.

ABSTRACTThis study interrogates the principle and practice of parliamentary independence in Kenya. It investigates factors that have contributed to lack of independence and assertiveness in the Kenyan parliament from 1963-2014, with a view to exposing challenges and pitfalls. This study is necessary because a lot of studies by scholars have focused on democracy and democratization but not on the importance of parliament as a driver of the democratic process. Further, a lot of studies have fai...

The colonial legacy in Kenya-British military relations: 1963-2005.

ABSTRACT Decades after the end of colonisation the intellectual debate over the positive and negative impacts of colonisation in Kenya is still very much alive. This study is not interested in justifying or condemning colonialism. On the contrary it focuses on Kenya-British military relations as one of the enduring independence period legacies in Kenya and is centered within Kenya’s problematic decolonization experience and the wider context of the Cold War ideological confrontation. T...

Inter-Ethnic Conflicts Between The Gabra And Dassenetch Communities Of Marsabit County, 1960 - 2011

ABSTRACT African societies and the developing nations have been undergoing difficult times in terms of ethnic conflicts and antagonisms. The Northern part of Kenya is infamous for the frequent conflicts and counter conflicts as communities are pitied against each other since the pre-colonial times. Against this bedrock this study explored inter-ethnic conflicts between the Gabra and Dassenetch communities of Marsabit County between 1960 and 2011. The study was guided by three objectives which...

The Politics Of Poverty Reduction In Ghana: The Case Of The Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metropolitan District Of The Accra Metropolitan Assembly

ABSTRACT Urban poverty in Ghana is an emerging phenomenon which is gradually gaining much attention as the focus has always been on rural poverty. The poor in urban areas experience low incomes, insufficient infrastructure and social services, living in slums, etc. which hinder their progress. This case study of urban poverty is on the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metropolitan District (AKSD) of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), which is an urban area that has experienced urban poverty over ...

Conflict And Conflict Resolution In Ghana: The Case Of The Dagbon Conflict

 ABSTRACT The African continent has witnessed a number of bloody conflicts since the end of the cold war leading to serious consequences including political, social, economic and humanitarian problems. Although Ghana enjoys considerable peace compared to Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and others, it is venerable to intermittent communal violence as well as ethnic and chieftaincy conflicts. The Northern Region, in particular has witnessed protracted conflicts over chieftainc...

The Influence Of Development Partners On Democratization Process In Zanzibar A Case Study Of 2010 General Elections

ABSTRACT This study assessed the influence of development partners on democratization process in Zanzibar, it aimed at finding out in which stage of election the development partners intervene, scrutinizing the influence of development partner‟s intervention to the democratization process in Zanzibar, and proposing the measure that could be taken to improve democracy without the development partners. The study used the case study type of research in order to collect detailed informati...

Neoliberal Reform And Food Security In Ebonyi State, 1999 -2013

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the interface between neoliberal reform and food security in EbonyiState, between 1999 and 2013. While observing that agriculture had in the past contributed toboth national and state prosperity and food security, the study also noted sharp decline in theperformance which coincided with the Nigeria’s implementation of neoliberal policies undercivil rule in 1999. Most of the policies targeted the agricultural sector, include: deregulation ofagricultural m...

Ebonyi State Community- Based Poverty Reduction Agency And Youth Skill Acquisition, 2005 - 2015

AbstractThis study took critical examination and evaluation of the Ebonyi State Community BasedPoverty Reduction Agency and youth skill acquisition in Ebonyi State from 2005 to 2015. Thestudy aimed broadly at establishing relationship between EBCPRC and poverty alleviation in therural communities of Ebonyi State and specifically ascertaining whether the management ofEBCPRA’s fund encouraged the provision of skill acquisition centres in Ebonyi State from 2005to 2015 and to evaluate the ...

The Diaspora And Nigeria-Ghana Relations (1979-2010)

AbstractThe migration of Africans within West Africa is far from being a recent phenomenon. People moved within and across the ethnic lines before the colonial era, but in recent times the number of African emigrants has risen significantly, especially in the 21st Century. African diasporas within the African continent, especially in the sub-region of West Africa are often overlooked actors in the area of development and integration. Therefore, this study examined the roles of diasporas in Gh...


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