African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 384

Table of Content: February 2011; 5(2)

February 2011

Bridging research across the subfields of international relations and comparative politics: The case of a secessionist movement in Southern Sudan

This article demonstrates the potential for rigorous and systematic bridging research across the subfields of comparative politics and international relations. Examining the issue of secessionist movements and a detailed case study of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), the article contends that understanding both ‘domestic’ and ‘international’ issues are crucial for such...

Author(s): David P. Thomas

February 2011

Resource governance and conflict in the Niger Delta: Implications for the Gulf of Guinea Region

  Gaps between the definition of expectations, grants of power and verification of accruals from resources, especially oil and gas, tend to undergird the governance processes in most states that comprise the Gulf of Guinea. These gaps have been responsible for the various problems that have become part of, and which have engendered violence and conflict in the region. As a major stakeholder in the politics and...

Author(s): Ezirim, Gerald Ekenedirichukwu

February 2011

An examination of privatization policy and foreign direct investments in Nigeria

The Federal Government establishment of and subsequent growth of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in compliance with the Keynesian theoretical paradigm, was for over two decades a fundamental component of development strategy in Nigeria. The SOEs were needed to provide social services and utilities and serve as engine of social and economic development. However, they served the purpose for which they were established for...

Author(s): I. I. Omoleke, B. Salawu and A. O. Hassan

February 2011

Democratic governance and the management of oil conflict in Nigeria’s Niger Delta: Policy options and challenges

Nigeria oil producing region has for long remains a site of contention between the state and local groups fighting for conscious environmental practice, resource control and development. During the long years of military rule, repression and military occupation were the core of state response to agitations and protests of the people in the region. The nation’s returns to democratic rule spur hope that things will...

Author(s): Saka Luqman

February 2011

The politics of retirement income security policy in Ghana: Historical trajectories and transformative capabilities

The study of pensions, retirement or old age income support policies in the developing world has been relegated to the background largely because such programs are limited in scope and cover only a small fraction of the population, mostly formal labour market employees. However because pension policies address issue relating to income security at the latter stages of life, it is crucial that we understand how they were...

Author(s): Michael W. Kpessa

February 2011

The weakness of opposition parties in Botswana: A justification for more internal-party democracy in the dominant Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)

Botswana’s opposition parties are too weak to unseat the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). To substitute for weak opposition, this paper advocates for more internal democracy in the BDP for Botswana’s democracy to consolidate. The BDP has leadership elections but few other elements of internal democracy. Policy-making is centralised on the party leadership to the exclusion of party membership. The leadership...

Author(s): Kebapetse Lotshwao