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: July 2013; 7(4)

July 2013

Torture, capitalism, and the new white man’s burden

The not so recent distribution of the Abu Ghraib photos throughout the United States and the world brought forth the detection of a practice that is commonly used by the U.S. and its “satellite states.” For the mainstream U.S. American public, it was a shocking and horrifying discovery.  For others, such as Carlos Mauricio who “had flashbacks when he saw the guy with the hood (at Abu...

Author(s): Wesley C. Kraft-Davis

July 2013

Understanding the minds, problems and aspirations: An untold story about the Egyptian dilemma

  Journalism exits in a cultural context, which must be understood within its local socio-political and economic context before it can be accurately evaluated. Egypt is in a state of flux and is considered a classic example of how journalism practice has been affected by the current distributional changes that altered the rules, and positioned journalism at its lowest ebb since the 'Open Door Policy'...

Author(s): Ibrahim Saleh

July 2013

Southern African Customs Union (SACU): A viable building block for the African economic community

The AU, in April 2006, passed a resolution on the rationalisation and harmonisation of Regional economic communities (RECs). A moratorium and suspension of recognition of RECs followed in July. Eight RECs were consequently identified as the building blocks to the African economic community (AEC). Interestingly, in Southern Africa, the youngest REC, the EAC has been identified as one of AEC’s building blocs...

Author(s): George Chikondi Lwanda

July 2013

Party affiliation in new democracies: Local reactions to the split of the ruling party in Malawi

The split within Malawi’s ruling party in 2005 offers an opportunity to investigate underlying perspectives about what it means to belong to a political party in a new democracy. Although a mirage of a three-party system emerged after the first multiparty election in the early nineties, Malawi is a typical case where the fluidity of party membership is an ongoing process. By reading the existing literature on...

Author(s): Ragnhild Louise Muriaas

July 2013

Legislative regulation and financial institutions in environmental assurance in developing countries: Case study of mining in Ghana

The use of financial institutions and legislation are some of the regulatory mechanisms for ensuring an effective Environmental Financial Assurance (EFA) implementation. Third party involvement in regulation could mitigate regulatory implementation inefficiency in developing countries. This research uses Ghana as a case study to examine the effectiveness of these two regulatory mechanisms...

Author(s): Eric Twum