Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

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...

Examining Interconnection and Net Metering Policy for Distributed Generation in the United States

Following requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, most U.S. states require utility companies to adopt interconnection and net metering policies, allowing customers to become prosumers who both consume and produce electricity, generating electricity using distributed renewable energy technologies, connecting to the existing electric utility grid, and receiving compensation for excess electricity generation. This paper reviews existing interconnection and net metering policies instituted...

A National Pragmatic Safety Limit for Nuclear Weapon Quantities

This study determines the nuclear pragmatic limit where the direct physical negative consequences of nuclear weapons use are counter to national interests, by assuming all unknowns are conservatively optimistic. The only effect considered is nuclear winter (" nuclear autumn " in the low weapons limits) and the resultant effects on the aggressor nation. First, the ability of low nuclear weapon limits is probed for maintaining deterrence in the worst-case scenario of attacking the most-populous...

Could 79 People Solarize the U.S. Electric Grid?

Although wealth inequality has many established negatives, this study investigates a potential positive, unprecedented wealth concentration makes it possible for solutions to large and seemingly intractable problems to be deployed by convincing a relatively small number of individuals to invest. In order to probe this potential outcome of inequality, this study quantifies the number of people necessary to radically reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global climate destabiliza...

Emergence of Ethnic Militia Movements in the Niger Delta Region: From Voice to Armed Struggle in The New Democratic Nigeria (1999-Till Present)

With enormous human and natural resources potentials, Nigeria occupies a strategic position in the development of the African continent. The Niger Delta ravaging conflicts remains one of the biggest challenges of the democratic era since 1999, which is the main concern of this book. Through qualitative analysis and evaluation of the theory of grievance and collective action and that of social deprivation model, the book examines why the continued proliferation of militant groups in the ...

Cattle Ranching A Panacea to Herdsmen Crisis in Contemporary Nigeria.

Herdsmen crisis is a menace faced by Nigeria before now. This project work attempt to show how the crisis came to existence and ways this menace can be curb from the country. The researcher both used primary and secondary data when making his findings. One on one personal interview were mostly used to gather the primary data while the newspaper and thesis were used to gather secondary data. The researcher used chisquare test to test these data gathered. In conclusion of this project work the ...

IMPACT OF TERRORISM ON GLOBAL MIGRATION

This is a project work that researched into terrorism, its various facets of manifestations and impacts on local country, Nigeria and other countries of the world, Africa especially. It looked into terrorist and their intentions, various control measures of terrorism, acts of terrorism and the migration issues attached with terrorism. This project when done, provides recommendations on control measure to terrorism and migrations issues such as maintenance of refugee and the Xenophobic attack ...

WOMENS POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF KOGI CENTRAL SENATORIAL DISTRICT)

Abstract This study investigates the factors that limit women’s participation in Nigeria’s politics using as a case study, the period between 2011 and 2016, with emphasis on Kogi central senatorial district. Among these factors are socioeconomic development, the country’s cultural heritage, historical legacies and institutional designs. The study engages both primary and secondary sources, including field survey and questionnaire. A total of 100 women were selected from the senator...

Osu Caste System and it's implications on political development in IMO state

         The Igbo are egalitarian by nature. They are known to be a people who believe in the mutual complement of everybody’s efforts and mutual unity among all parts that form the whole. However, the dehumanizing Osu caste system has divided the Igbo and alienated some segment of the Igbo society. The main aim of this study is to find out the effects of the Osu caste system on socio-political development in Imo state. This study uses primary and secondary sources of data collection u...

Terrorism and Nigerian Economy; An Assessment of the Boko Haram Insurgency

AbstractThis study investigate terrorism and Nigerian economy, an assessment of the Boko Haram Insurgency. The study adopted secondary method of data sourcing. The frame work of content analysis was used in analyzing the data collected from newspaper, leaflet, relevant text books, pamphlet, published and unpublished works etc. Findings from the study,  reveals that given the complex nature of terrorism, it has caused economic and psychological problems for countries all over the world. 

Impact of Godfatherism on Nigeria politics from 1999-2015 (A CASE STUDY OF OYO STATE)

ABSTRACT    Godfatherism as a phenomenon is one of the dominant features of contemporary politics. It is an ideology which deprives the people of their fundamental human rights of not benefiting from the dividends of democracy. The transition from military rule to democracy in the fourth republic in Nigeria rekindled the hope of Nigerians after over three decades of militarization of Nigerian state characterized with high rate of impunity, corruption, oppression and insecurity....

USAID AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HEALTH SECTOR, 1999 - 2018

Logical Data Framework Research Questions Hypotheses Major Variables of the hypotheses: Independent (X) Dependent (Y) Empirical Indicators of Variables Sources of data Method of Data Collection/ Research Design Method of Data Analysis/ Theoretical Framework 1) Has the USAID’s Reproductive Maternal and Child Health program reduced maternal mortality in Nigeria, between 2008 ...

PATRON-CLIENT POLITICS AND THE NATIONAL QUESTION IN NIGERIA: INTERROGATING THE NARRATIVES

Nigeria as a nation is faced with much political contradictions and the basic among them seems to be how best to deal with the national question that has been bogging her since independence. These contradictions of the post-colonial era have created a deep political mark and congealed interest on both sides of the political divide. In this two divides are those that are reaping from the already existing status-quo-ante and perceive no reason for change rather believe that such political, econ...

The Paradox of Industrial Cash Crops Production: How Cash Cropping Undermines Developing Countries Food Security Through Land-grab, De-peasantization and Disappearing Diversity

This article examines how Industrial cash crops (ICs) undermine food security in developing countries through land grab, causing depeasantization and disappearing crop diversity. By using three previous research on Ghana, Ethiopia and Indonesia the complexities involving land dispossession, cash crop monoculture, dependency on the market for food, and livelihood crises are brought into focus. The analyses show reasonable linkage between cash crops production and food insecurity. Subsistence f...


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