Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

Indigenisation In Nigeria,1972-1983 Resources And Income Re-Distrubution

ABSTRACTA major economic policy of the first military regime in Nigeria, 1966-79, was the indigenisation of the national economy. The aim was to put Nigerians, to a greater extent, in control of the economy of the nation. The history of the nation's indigenisation policy, close to policy flirtation by the colonial masters, was broached in 1946, and again in 1956. In 1964, under a post-colonial government, the policy was mooted, but a concrete formulation, perhaps delayed because of the ...

From Functionalism To Regional Integration: A Critical Evaluation Of The Problems And Prospects Of ECOWAS

ABSTRACTThis Dissertation analyses the functionalist assumptions and evaluates then in the light of ECOWAS experience. An important retionale for this is to ascertain the degree to which a European based origin of functional ist theory despite the underdevelopment character of the ECOWAS sub-region makes functionalism as a theory of integration an attractive policy guide in the sub-regions developmental process. An important proposition investigated in this dissertation is the co...

Federalism And Resources Control In Nigeria Problem And Prospects

ABSTRACTA recurring decimal in Nigerian federalism is the issue of resource allocation and sharing of revenue between the federal.' government and the component units. The Nigeria physical federal arrangement is unique because by the nature of the Nigerian arrangement, the federal government controls all the resources, hence distributes revenue to the states and local governments based on criteria, which she determines. The problem has always been there with which criteria should take precede...

Tax Consultant And Effective Revenue Mobilization At The Grassroots Level (A Case Study Of Arewa Local Government Of Kebbi State

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle page………………………………………………………………………. iCertification…………………………………………………………………… iiDedication……………………………………………………………………… iiiAcknowledgment…………………………………………………………….. ivCHAPTER ONE1.1 Introduction…………………………………………………………….. 11.2 State...

Coping With Poverty In Rural Communities Of Third World Africa: The Case Of Mukonoweshuro Cooperative Gardening In Gutu, Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTSince the colonial era, Africa has remained a victim of circumstances such that it hasbeen affected by a range of problems that make its population suffer in many ways. Oneof the problems that continue haunting Africa, particularly most of its third worldcountries is poverty. Zimbabwe is one of those countries that have been deeply affectedby crippling poverty levels. The problem of hunger has been exacerbated by the volatilepolitical atmosphere, tremendous socio-economic upheavals an...

The Contribution Of Non-State Actors To Inclusive Public Policy Process In Kenya

ABSTRACTWhereas non-state actors seem to have contributed towards removing obstacles to citizens’ engagement in public policy process, their actual role in public policy process remains unclear particularly, how they have opened public policy process to make it more inclusive. This study set out to investigate the contribution of non-state actors to making public policy process in Kenya inclusive. It examines how non-state actors have used their power, policy networks, policy learning and p...

Ecomog And Conflict Resolution In West Africa: A Study Of The Linkage Between Economic Integration And Regional Security

ABSTRACT This research work studied the Economic Community of West African States Cease-Fire Monitoring Group's (ECOMOG's) experience, against the backdrop of regional security and conflict resolution in West Africa. It tried to establish a relationship between economic integration of ECOWAS and the resolution of regional conflict in West Africa. In other words, it attempted to establish an understanding of the prospects, possibilities and limitations of using an economic integration...

Conflict Resolution And The Organization Of Security In Africa

Introduction In an age of intersecting revolutions - military, political, economic, social - as we have in Africa today, the problems of maintaining peace and international order, inevitably become more complex. Yearly, events in Africa stress the urgent need for African states to intervene in African affairs. The acquisition of sophisticated and unlimited force by African nations is certainly as terrifying as it is new. But it must be borne in mind that this transforms conflicts rat...

The 2015 General Elections And The Quest For Citizens’ Democracy In Nigeria

Africa is democratizing but the democratization occurring in Africa does not appear to be in the least emancipatory. On the contrary, it is legitimizing the disempowerment of ordinary people who seem to be worse off than they used to be because their political oppression is no longer perceived as a problem inviting solution, but a solution endowed with moral and political legitimacy. 

Comparative Foreign Policy Of The Republics Of Benin And Niger As Influenced By France And Nigeria

ABSTRACT The comparative study of the foreign policy of Republics of Benin and Niger reveals a Franco-Nigerian tussle over who dominates the external behaviour of the two Francophone States. The French Republic claims an almost absolute right to determine the direction of the foreign policy of these two states with imperialistic machinery as her weapons. Nigeria the other hand. Since 1970 has been seeking to influence the foreign policy of Benin and Niger through a lot of means inclu...

An Analytical and Descriptive linguistic study on pragmatic interpretation of selected political utterances on hate speech in Kenya

AbstractThis study is motivated by the raging debate between the speaker and the hearer of politicalutterances on mutually acceptable interpretations of meaning in political utterances on hatespeech in Kenya. This debate between the speaker and hearer of political utterances on hatespeech reflects a variance on interpretation of meaning in political utterances on hate speech.This study sheds light on this variance by offering a pragmatic interpretation of politicalutterances on hate speech in...

Behavioural Approach To Political Protest: An Analysis Of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, 1970-1997

ABSTRACT Most studies in political protest lack behavioral content. They focus on group actions such as industrial strikes, street demonstrations, riots and sit-ins; without explaining the behaviour of the individuals who partake in them. They also lack perspectives on the dynamics of factors that influence the behaviour of individual protesters as well as the forms that their protests take. Consequently, scholarly understanding of political protest appears narrow, and most theories tha...

The United Nations And The Control Of Multinational Corporations

INTRODUCTIONMultinational corporations (MXCs) have been acclaimed for many decades as being instrumental to the process of facilitating the international production of goods and services. It is, however, only recently that national policy-makers, labour unions and scholars began to focus attention on the extent, nature and the implications of these business entities. As a corollary to other studies, this study attempts to highlight the growth of multi-national corporations, assess their...

An Investigation Of The Challenges Faced By Non- Governmental Organisations In Promoting Youth Development In Mutare Rural District From 2008- 2012.

ABSTRACTThe research investigated the challenges faced by NGOs in promoting youth development using the case study of Mutare Rural District in Zimbabwe. A developing country like that of Zimbabwe,past decades have revealed an extreme expansion in the growth of Non- governmental organisational sector both in social, economic and political spheres. NGOs are non-profit and humanitarian aid agencies that are devoted to the uplifting of lives of the poor, underprivileged, marginalized and underdev...

Disaster Preparedness And Management Mechanisms In Zimbabwe: A Critical Analysis Of The Tokwe Province

ABSTRACTThis study examined Zimbabwe’s disaster preparedness and management mechanisms. Itused the Tokwe Mukosi floods as a case study. The study employed both qualitative andquantitative approaches. The study had discussions with key stakeholders at provincial,district and community level as well as randomly sampled households. QuantitativeHousehold Questionnaires and Qualitative Key Informant Interviews were used to collect thedata. The study established that Zimbabwe’s disaster managem...


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