Research Papers/Topics in Political Science and History

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT IN BWARI AREA COUNCIL ISSUES AND OPTIONS

ABSTRACT This study examines the Local Government Administration and Grassroots Development in Bwari Area Council: Issues and Options. The objectives of the study was to; examine local government administration as an instrument of grassroots development, to examine the factors limiting local government administration in achieving the goals of grassroots development and to examine the measures to promote grassroots development through the local government. The study made use of the statistica...

The Comparisons and the Contrasts of the Workings and the Power of the House of Commons and the House of Lords

Table of Contents 1) Introduction: The Workings and Structure of Parliament The House of Commons The House of Lords 2) An Analysis of Power and it's Distribution: Contrasts between the House of Commons/Lords Representation Financial Control Differences in pay and attendance Judicial Committee (Law Lords) Private Members' Bill (delaying a Bill) 3) Comparisons between the House of Commons/Lords: Scrutiny and Influence Legislation (Passage of a Bill) Control of Executive 4) Conclusion: The futur...

Gun control

The United States has 120.5 guns per 100 people, or about 393,347,000 guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world. 22% of Americans own one or more guns (35% of men and 12% of women). America’s pervasive gun culture stems in part from its colonial history, revolutionary roots, frontier expansion, and the Second Amendment, which states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, sh...

Examining The Causes Of Intra-State Conflicts In Zimbabwe And Their Impact On Human Security Agenda

ABSTRACT The country has been highly susceptible to intra-state conflicts since the attainment of independence, thus this research assessed the causes of intra-state conflicts in Zimbabwe and the impact of intra-state conflicts on human security agenda. The main objectives were to assess the causes of intra-state conflicts in Zimbabwe, to analyze how intra-state conflict affect human security and to proffer recommendations on how intra-state conflicts can be managed as part of the human secur...

Faculty Of Social Sciences, Department Of Politics And Public Management

ABSTRACT The research study sought to analyse the implications of Zimbabwe’s Land Reform Programme on its Relations with the SADC states as well as to proffer scholarly and policy recommendations that will lead to sound SADC relations of regional integration. A qualitative approach was adopted, utilising interviews and questionnaires to gather primary data. Secondary data was obtained from several publications, journals and government reports and reputable media publications. The study was ...

An Analysis Of The Factors Affecting The Participation Of Youth In Public Policy Formulation In Zimbabwe: The Case Of Mutare Urban From 2010-2016.

ABSTRACT This study is designed to analyse the factors causing the youth not to participate in public policy formulation in Zimbabwe using the case study being Mutare Urban from the year 2010-2016. Policy formulation is a vital stage in the public policy realm and the way the policy is made determines the levels of its success. Therefore the lack of youth participation in the formulation stage of the public policy results in the failure to effectively implement of the policy as well. A review...

An Investigation On The Nature Of Violence Against Women On Social And Online Media In Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT The research is an investigation on the nature of violence against women on social and online media in Zimbabwe. A review of the causes and factors that causes violence against women on social and online media was discussed, the reason why women should not be abused and also the legal structural policies protecting women in their homes. Theories were the support bases of the thesis. Only qualitative research method was used to gather information with the use of secondary and primary ...

Assessing Community Participation In Crime Control In The Wa Municipality Of The Upper West Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Crime remains a major challenge confronting societies, especially, urban communities which continue to experience influx of people with various criminal orientations. In maintaining safety in communities through crime control, the approaches hitherto in Ghana had been focusing on formal state institutions notably the Ghana Police Service to the neglect of community crime control actors. Apparently, there is a growing concern as to the need for community to participate in crime contr...

Implementing Gender Inclusive Educational Strategies In The Senior High Schools: Opportunities And Threats In The Berekum Municipality Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Investing in education that is gender inclusive is indispensable to economic empowerment of the people. Even though gender inclusive education is at the heart of international conventions and protocols, the desired quality is yet to be achieved. Consequently, the study seeks to investigate the implementation of gender inclusive educational strategies and practices in SHSs in the Berekum Municipality of Brong Ahafo Region. A convergence mixed method design was adopted for the study. ...

The Role And Responsibilities Of School Administrators On Curriculum Implementation In Basic Schools In The Wa Municipality

ABSTRACT The study sought to assess the role of head teachers in curriculum implementation in public basic schools in the Wa municipality with a view to finding out basic school administrators’ engagements in monitoring the implementation of curriculum. The objectives of the study were to examine how head teachers evaluate teachers to check teaching and learning standards, avail teaching and learning materials, motivate teachers and find out the communication channels put in place in schoo...

Cybercrime And Its Implications On Secondary Education In The Tamale Metropolis Of The Northern Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT This research is about the study of cybercrime and its implications on secondary education in the Tamale metropolis. Cybercrime activities have several implications on the various facets of students’ academic career at the Senior High School level and hence the main objective of this study was to examine the implications of cybercrime on secondary education. Differential association and general strain theories anchor the study. The 120 participants (respondents) in the study were ...

Teacher Behaviour And Its Effects On Pupils’ Attendance In Basic Schools In The Northern Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT “There is no exaggeration that a spacious building, costly equipment and very sound syllabus will serve some useful purpose only when there is a teacher in the classroom who is alive to the nobility of the profession” Agarwal 2005. This paper empirically examines the importance of a teacher and how his behaviour in school negatively affects attendance in basic schools in Northern Region of Ghana. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative methods and also used primary ...

Social Protection For Persons With Disabilities In The Nadowli-Kaleo District

ABSTRACT Social Protection provisioning for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Ghana is highly inadequate. Despite the passage of the Persons with Disability Act of 2006 (Act 715) to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [UNCRPD], PWDs in Ghana still face substantial barriers of entry into the workplace and for social and political participation. PWDs lack material supports; including health care, education and training, credit facilities and transp...

Social Protection And Vulnerability Reduction: An Assessment Of The Impact Of The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty Programme In The Lawra District

ABSTRACT Over the past decade, there has been a somewhat convergence in thinking regarding the contributions of cash transfers to social protection and vulnerability reduction. As a result, governments of most developing countries in Asia and Africa have begun embracing the idea of cash transfer through a rollout of various schemes all in a bid to address issues of poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion. This study analyses the contributions so far made by the Livelihood Empowerment Aga...

The Outcomes Of Female Adolescents’ Future Aspirations In A Patriarchal Society: A Study In The Wa Traditional Area In The Upper West Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT The adolescent stage is a critical transition period in the human development cycle in which a person undergoes personal, physical, and psychological development which shapes his or her goal attainment in life. However, in a patriarchal society which is characterised by a preference for a male child and male dominance over a female, most female adolescents’ future aspirations are hindered. The study was conducted to explore the future aspirations of female adolescents, life experi...


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