Research Papers/Topics in Political Science And History

PARTY POLITICS AND DEMOCRACY: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY (U.S.A) AND THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (P.D.P.) NIGERIA

Comparative studies are most times deemed to be a “seamless whole” and can either be qualitative or quantitative, comparative research as it is also called can take many forms. Two key factors are time and space, which involves historical comparism. This research project is a comparative study of two dynamic political structures in two different parts of the world, with quite a huge difference in time and space. Its looks farfetched as there has been no substantial paper on this research ...

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND REGIONAL SECURITY A STUDY OF ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES

At the end of the Cold War, Africa was ravaged by conflicts in various regions and that required the intervention of ECOWAS to preserve her regional security. Several instruments were therefore established for the management of conflicts through the ECOWAS Revised Treaty (1993) and other protocols. However, there are problems with the implementation of the conflict management mechanism with negative impact on regional security. Accordingly, the rationale for this study is the desire to ...

POL 126: Citizen and the State

CONTENTS PAGE Introduction …………………………………………… 1   Course Aims…...………………………………………. 1   Course Objectives ……………………………………...  1   Working Through This Course ………………………… 2   Course Materials ……………………………………….. 2   Study Unit ……………………………………………… 2 Textbooks an...

NIGERIAS ROLE IN LIBERIA AND SIERRA-LEONE CRISIS

1.1              BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The Liberian conflict was the first to reveal the scale of governance deficits in African states. West Africa was home to many authoritarian regimes, which were shored up by superpower allies during the Cold War and which could no longer count on that support in a new dispensation (Kuna, 2013). Thus, it was possible to reveal the structural instability in many of these stat...

NIGERIA PEACE KEEPING CONTRIBUTION

1.1              BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY The Liberian conflict was the first to reveal the scale of governance deficits in African states. West Africa was home to many authoritarian regimes, which were shored up by superpower allies during the Cold War and which could no longer count on that support in a new dispensation (Kuna, 2013). Thus, it was possible to reveal the structural instability in many of these stat...

FAILURE OF INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES AS THE BANE OF NIGERIAS NATIONAL SECURUTY

TABLE OF CONTENT CHAPTER ONE 1.1    INTRODUCTION 1.2    NATIONAL SECURITY, TERRORISM AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE 1.3    THE REALITY OF NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGE IN NIGERIA CHAPTER TWO 2.1 LITERATURE REVIEW 2.2 SECURITY OPERATIONS 2.3RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT AND SECURITY OPERATIONS 2.4 MANAGEMENT EVALUATION AND CONSTRAINTS OF THE INTELLIGENCE IN SUPPORT OF SECURITY OPERATION...

Rap Music As A Tool For Socio-political Change In Africa

Hip Hop/rap has proved to be a critical means to develop and disseminate political consciousness as can be seen from the lyrics of rappers like Nas, Common, Talib Kweli, Ice cube, and Hip Hop groups like De la Soul, The Roots, all in the United State of America. In Nigeria, Eedris Abdul Kareem, Sound Sultan, Eldee the Don and I, (Street Poet), with some others have lyrically contributed to socio-political state of the country.My rap single released in 2007 titled Nigeria we hail, which has t...

Colonialism and the Post-Colonial Nigeria: Complexities and Contradictions 1960 - 2015: A Post-Development Perspective

  This  paper  re-engages  in  the  post  –colonial  debate  using  a  post  -development  theoretical  framework to  interrogate  the  post-  colonial  Nigeria  in  relation  to  economic  development.  It  argues  that  the  colonial  state contrived  an  incongruous,  entity  called  Nigeria  and  in  particular,  a  derisive  developmentalism.  A conceptualization  of  some  of  the  salient  issues  associated  with  these  complexiti...

Political violence and its implications on National development in Nigeria 20011 - 2015

Abstract : Political violence has become a problem of great national and international concern and because of its socio economic and political consequences.its implications on National  development cannot be overemphasize. Secondary source of data collection was adopted in the course of this research. It theoritical  framework  includes, relative deprivation and frustration aggression theory,systemic theory and group conflict theory. 

Human Right Abuse And Democratic Sustainability In Nigeria (1999-2014)

ABSTRACTHuman Rights are ontological, inherent and intrinsic to all human beings in as much as they are human, irrespective of nationality, sex, ethnicity, origin, colour or any other status. These rights can be protected in a functional democratic setting that anchors its foundation in the rule of law. In democracy, the rule of law protects the rights of individuals, preserves order, and limits powers of government. In Nigeria’s democracy, the reverse seems to be the case. Human rights are...

Real representation in somalia

real representation -of presidential election in somalia

The Political Economy Of Nigeria – China Relations 1999 – 2010

Abstract  The relation between Nigeria and china has grown so much in recent years. This relation is governed by agreements which cut across political, trade, investment, aid, technical and military. The implementation of these agreements is uneven as China is strategically on the advantage side and Nigeria perpetually on the disadvantaged position. Therefore, the study examines the key features and patterns of the economic relations between Nigeria and China in order to establis...

ELECTORAL VIOLENCE AND DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF 2011 AND 2015 GENERAL ELECTION IN NIGERIA

TABLE OF CONTENTTitle PageCertificationDedicationAcknowledgement AbstractCHAPTER ONE:1.0 Statement of the Study1.1 Scope and Limitation of the Study1.2 Methodology1.3 Literature ReviewCHAPTER TWO2.0 Introduction2.1 Conceptualizing Electoral Violence2.2 Remote Causes of Electoral Violence2.3 Immediate Causes of Electoral ViolenceCHAPTER THREE3.0 Electoral Violence in Historical Context3.1 Transition Elections3.2 Consolidation ElectionsCHAPTER FOUR4.0 Analyzing Electoral Vio...

THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC OPINION ON PUBLIC POLICY IN NIGERIA: AN APPRAISAL OF 2010-2012

ABSTRACTThis research work that analysis on the impact of public opinion on public policy in Nigeria from 2010-2012 while narrowing it down to the economic policy of deregulation or fuel subsidy removal of 2012. Broadly divided into five chapters, the work breakdown how governmental decisions are being influenced by the opinions of the people in the democracy of Nigeria. History had it that before the discovery of oil, agriculture gave Nigeria about 70% of her income until now oil has earned ...

The Role Of Media In Nigerian’s Nascent Democracy

ABSTRACTThe media are an indispensable agent of development in any nation given their invaluable contribution to governance as a watchdog and partner in progress with other arms of government. In a developing country like Nigeria, the mass media have been instrumental to the delivery and consolidation of the current democratic experience.Within this context, this paper examines the role the media have played and continue to play in the socio-political and socio-economic reengineering of struc...


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