Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

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...

The Role Of Media In Zanu Pf’s Factionalism During The Period 2014 - 2015

Abstract  This research was an analysis of the role of media in the Zanu Pf”s factionalism that occurred in the year 2014 to 2015. An extraction of the role played by the media in the stages of factionalism and how the prescribed laws and regulatory measures failed to control and avert political uncertainty in the party and the country at large . Theories were the support base of the thesis. Qualitative research method was used to gather information with the use of secon...

Policy Challenges In Nigeria-South Africa Migration In The 21st Century

AbstractThis work looks at the relationship in the Nigeria-South Africa migrationpolicies as developing countries in the processes of human migration anddevelopment. The work offers a critical analysis of the concept of Nigeria-South Africa migration in the 21st century and draws attention to thefundamental problems of Nigeria-South Africa migration. The work thengives a broad overview of the patterns of migration policies in thedeveloping countries of Nigeria and South Africa. It outlines so...

Nato And The Politics Of Humanitarian Intervention In Libya

ABSTRACTThe study investigated the link between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Politicsof Humanitarian Intervention in Libya. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as ageopolitical region controls a large share of the world’s crude oil deposit, which guzzles easymoney into the hands of its leaders. This enables the leaders to constantly have strong grip onstate power by either buying off or silencing opposition and dissent voices. The studyexplains how economic interest of the...

The Theory And Practice Of Democracy In Ebonyi State: A Case Study Of The Rule Of Law, 1999-2010.

ABSTRACTSuccinctly, the theory an practice of the rule of law is a concept whichreplete with other phenomena. This research study is established toevaluate the type of politics going on in Ebonyi state, also to verify whetherthe constitutional provision reigns supreme in Ebonyi State during thedemocratic regime. The rule of law and its correlative preservation forhuman right had been customary to the people from the primordial andtime immemorial, prior to Igbo Ethnic origin vis-à-vis Ebonyi ...

Implications Of The Law Of The Sea For African Territorial Waters And High Seas: A Case Study Of Nigeria’s Marine Policy 1960-1998

ABSTRACTThe sea by its very nature is international and has remained an object of intense competitionand scramble among maritime nations at different epochs in history. The Third UnitedNations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOSIII), in 1982 is not only acomprehensive legal instrument that embodies one of the latest codifications and progressivedevelopment of international law, but is also a legal base for the Ocean policies of nationstates.This study examines the implications of the law...

Oil And National Development In Ghana, 2007-2014.

ABSTRACTSince Ghana attained independence in 1957, successive Governments have pursued, withvarying degrees of success, policies, programmes and projects to accelerate the growth ofthe Ghanaian economy and raise the living standards of the people. These are policies,programmes and projects around which national and development partner’s efforts arecoordinated. The discovery and exploration of oil, no doubt has increased Ghana revenuebut this has not fully translated to socio-economic develo...

Intergovernmental Financial Relations And Local Government Autonomy In Nigeria: A Case Study Of Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area Of Enugu State, 1999-2012

ABSTRACTThis study investigated Intergovernmental financial relations and local government autonomy inNigeria : A case study of Igbo-Etiti local government Area of Enugu State. To accomplish thistask, we were able to determine if the structure of Intergovernmental financial relations inNigeria enhanced autonomy of Igbo-Etiti local government; ascertained whether the structure ofIntergovernmental financial relations undermined infrastructural development in the localgovernment and examined whe...

Niger Delta Crises And National Security In Nigeria: Appraisal Of The Amnesty Programme

AbstractThe Niger Delta – the geographical heart of oil production in Nigeria has been a breeding groundfor militants for some years now. This is because the discovery of oil and its exploitation hasushered in a miserable, undisciplined, decrepit, and corrupt form of ‘petro-capitalism’ whichproduces conflict accelerating factors. Devastated by the ecological costs of oil spillage andunderdevelopment, the Niger Delta has become a centre of violence. In an attempt to solve theNiger Delta ...

Economic Planning And Management In Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis Of Sap And Needs

ABSTRACTThe study is a comparative analysis of SAP and NEEDS in economicplanning and management in Nigeria. It seeks to understand if there is anyrelationship between SAD and NEED in economic planning andmanagement and the prospect that NEEDS will succeed were SAP failed.Documentary data sources of textbooks, journals, newspapers andmagazines among other secondary sources were used extensively in thestudy. Anchoring analysis on the depending theory, the study noted thatNEEDS is an oil wine in...

Manpower Training And Utilization In Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State, 2009-2015

ABSTRACTThis study evaluated manpower training and utilization in Nsukka local government area,Enugu State, 2009-2015.The objectives of the study are: to determine whether manpowertraining has translated to infrastructural development in Nsukka local government area and toexamine whether inappropriate placement of trained staff undermine the level ofinfrastructural development in Nsukka local government area. The study used both thequantitative and qualitative methods for data collection and ...

Challenges affecting peace and reconciliation in the 21st century Zimbabwe, Selected Case studies include the economic meltdown of 2008, Land reform, 2000-2008 Political Violence and the memo

ABSTRACTThis study is aimed at unveiling the challenges that have been faced by Zimbabwe in the 21st century. This study mainly focuses on the challenges that have had a negative impact to peace and in some instances reconciliation. The research branched out the challenges into economic, social and political categories so as to create a proper path of how they affect peace. In other sections of this research the dimensions of the categories shape shift into two distinct parallels which are ex...

AN EVALUATION OF MOTIVATIONAL POLICIES IN ENHANCING EMPLOYEE PERFOMANCE IN PARASTATALS. A CASE STUDY OF THE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AGENCY

ABSTRACTMotivation is crucial for organizations to function; without motivation employees will not put up their best and the organisations performance would be less efficient. The situation is even more serious in developing countries where working conditions are unattractive. It is in view of this that this study was conducted to assess the role of motivation on employee performance in parastatals: a case study of the rural electrification agency. The case-study approach was adopted for the ...


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