Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

THE IMPACTS OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE ON NIGERIA (FACULTY-CONFRENCE PAPER)

In the violent and shameless turnout, millions of Nigerians have been denied their right to choose their political leaders. The struggle for democratic offices by politicians is often violently manipulated on the street by a gang of thugs, recruited by same politicians, trained and to help them capture power. Political violence has been a bone of contention from the inception of Nigeria as a Nation-State. The impact of political violence cannot be over emphasized as its effects have grossly a...

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...

A COMPARATIVE IDEOLOGY OF PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS

Typically, political parties aid the political discourse in civilized societies and help foster national unity. It does this through fielding popular candidates for elective positions, especially candidates with the ideology that binds the political party not minding the ethnic and religious affiliation of the candidates. Despite the differences in ideas of various political parties in a country, the single unifying factor is that they all strive for the entrenchment of democratic ideals and ...

INDUSTRIALIZATION POLICIES AND THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY

AbstractIndustrialization policy is an element of the global concept of economic development of a country. Its construction and realization entail an assumption that the state, its divisions and institutions, participate in the process of shaping the industrial development. Industrialization is widely believed to be a catalyst for rapid growth and development of any economy. In Nigeria, the drive to transform her economy from non-industrialized state to an industrialized one h...

Industrialization policies and the Nigerian Economy 1

ABSTRACT The current structure of the Nigerian economy is typical of an underdeveloped country. After independence around 1960, African countries started with high hopes for rapid growth and development. Whereas the initial performance was remarkable, economic development slowed in the 1970s and stagnated in the 1980s. In response, the states’ attempts to reinvigorate economic growth through state-led investments and import substitution industrialisation strategies were unsuccessfu...