Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

Armed Intervention and the Challenges of Maritime Security in the Gulf of Aden, 2008-2011

ABSTRACTThe economic collapse and civil war that ensued in Somalia after President Siad Barre gave rise to piracy, armed robbery and dumping of toxic wastes in and around the Gulf of Aden. The attendant humanitarian crisis attracted the intervention of the international community. This study evaluated armed intervention and the challenges of maritime security in the Gulf of Aden between 2008 and 2011. The objectives were to: (i) determine whether the application of the principle of political ...

The Role Of Party Politics In Promoting Good Governance In Uganda: A Case Study Of Kampala Capital City Authority

AbstractThe purpose of this study was to establish the role of party politics in promotinggood governance in Uganda in general and KCCA in particular. This was premised onthe argument that whereas party politics have been embraced by many countriesacross the globe with the fall of communism, and in spite of the fact that it is seen as apanacea for democratisation and good governance, most of the countries that haveembraced party politics are far from realizing good governance. The main ...

Influence Of Interfaith Mediation Centre In The Management Of Conflict In Bauchi State Nigeria: 1960-2015

ABSTRACTConflict among social groups is one of the major challenges affecting peaceful coexistence in the world. In Africa, particularly Nigeria, conflicts are associated with religion, ethnicity, and post-election violence which result in adverse effects on people and their livelihood. Nigeria has witnessed conflicts like Kaduna crisis, Jos crisis, and Bauchi State crisis. Bauchi State has experienced conflicts between herdsmen and farmers as compared to other states in Nigeria. The prevalen...

Youth Socialization In Ethnic Politics In Nairobi City County: The Case Of Kibra Constituency.

ABSTRACTPolitics is necessary for survival, and youth are socialized in politics in many ways. However, the manner in which individuals are socialized in politics at the youthful age affects their adult life. This research sought to investigate the level of ethnic political orientations and the formation of such political orientations in Nairobi County with a focus on Kibra Constituency (KC). Kibra Constituency was important because political aspirants import voters f...

The Principle And Practice Of Parliamentary Independence: Interrogating The Case Of Kenya, 1963-2014.

ABSTRACTThis study interrogates the principle and practice of parliamentary independence in Kenya. It investigates factors that have contributed to lack of independence and assertiveness in the Kenyan parliament from 1963-2014, with a view to exposing challenges and pitfalls. This study is necessary because a lot of studies by scholars have focused on democracy and democratization but not on the importance of parliament as a driver of the democratic process. Further, a lot of studies have fai...

Inter-Ethnic Conflicts Between The Gabra And Dassenetch Communities Of Marsabit County, 1960 - 2011

ABSTRACT African societies and the developing nations have been undergoing difficult times in terms of ethnic conflicts and antagonisms. The Northern part of Kenya is infamous for the frequent conflicts and counter conflicts as communities are pitied against each other since the pre-colonial times. Against this bedrock this study explored inter-ethnic conflicts between the Gabra and Dassenetch communities of Marsabit County between 1960 and 2011. The study was guided by three objectives which...

The Politics Of Poverty Reduction In Ghana: The Case Of The Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metropolitan District Of The Accra Metropolitan Assembly

ABSTRACT Urban poverty in Ghana is an emerging phenomenon which is gradually gaining much attention as the focus has always been on rural poverty. The poor in urban areas experience low incomes, insufficient infrastructure and social services, living in slums, etc. which hinder their progress. This case study of urban poverty is on the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metropolitan District (AKSD) of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), which is an urban area that has experienced urban poverty over ...

Conflict And Conflict Resolution In Ghana: The Case Of The Dagbon Conflict

 ABSTRACT The African continent has witnessed a number of bloody conflicts since the end of the cold war leading to serious consequences including political, social, economic and humanitarian problems. Although Ghana enjoys considerable peace compared to Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and others, it is venerable to intermittent communal violence as well as ethnic and chieftaincy conflicts. The Northern Region, in particular has witnessed protracted conflicts over chieftainc...

Neoliberal Reform And Food Security In Ebonyi State, 1999 -2013

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the interface between neoliberal reform and food security in EbonyiState, between 1999 and 2013. While observing that agriculture had in the past contributed toboth national and state prosperity and food security, the study also noted sharp decline in theperformance which coincided with the Nigeria’s implementation of neoliberal policies undercivil rule in 1999. Most of the policies targeted the agricultural sector, include: deregulation ofagricultural m...

The Diaspora And Nigeria-Ghana Relations (1979-2010)

AbstractThe migration of Africans within West Africa is far from being a recent phenomenon. People moved within and across the ethnic lines before the colonial era, but in recent times the number of African emigrants has risen significantly, especially in the 21st Century. African diasporas within the African continent, especially in the sub-region of West Africa are often overlooked actors in the area of development and integration. Therefore, this study examined the roles of diasporas in Gh...

South-South Co-Operation And Nigeria-Brazil Economic Relations; 1999-2012

During the last two decades, there have been an accumulation of development experience and wisdom in developing countries as many have developed substantial knowledge and acquired capacity and experience in science and technology development and environmental management. This has engendered the potential for experience sharing among the South and development-replicating values through South- South Cooperation has resulted in mutually beneficial bilateral relationships. Extant studies ei...

Impact Of Training On Productivity In Enugu State Civil Service, 1999 – 2006

ABSTRACTThe thesis “Impact of Training on Productivity in Enugu State Civil Service, 1999 – 2006”was an attempt to make contribution to the ongoing debate on the Nigerian Civil Servicetraining and productivity that has been raging since the Nigerian Third and Fourth Republics.It is not only an obvious but critical fact that Nigerians both in public and private sectors havebecome interested on the Nigerian civil service, especially during the civilian dispensation of1999 – 2006...

Economic Diplomacy And Nigeria – China Relations (1999-2007)

ABSTRACTChina is essentially a state par excellence, a strong state like the United Stateswith expansionist behaviour and attitudes. Demographically, China has thelargest population in the world, 1.3 billion inhabitants that is more than theentire African continent. It has the third largest stock of foreign directinvestment after the United States and United Kingdom. Its ideology has beenthe socialist market economy which embodied elements of pragmatism, freemarket and state dirigisme....

United States-Israeli Relations And Security In The Middle East, 2008-2015

ABSTRACTThe historical ties between the United States and Israel is a crucial factor in determining theUnited States Middle East policy. The policy thrust of successive American leaders in theMiddle East has been to preserve the state of Israel and help it to maintain military andeconomic advantage over her neighbors. However, the relationship between the presentAmerican Administration and her Israel counterpart has been strained over disagreements onthe best strategy to adopt in co...

Community Based Organisations (Cbos) And Rural Development In Enugu State: A Case Study Of Age Grade System In Nkanu East Local Government Area.

ABSTRACTThere has been an increasing clamour for scraping of the Local Governments since they havefailed in their duties as means of bringing development to the rural areas. As a result ofnegligence on the part of the local government in developing the community, the local peoplehave resorted to self-help development. The study examined whether age-grades have fostereddevelopment in Nkanu East Local Government Area or whether lack of funds hinders them fromcontributing effectively t...


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