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: 382

Table of Content: July 2015; 9(7)

July 2015

Moving beyond ‘Illiberal Democracy’ in Sub-Saharan Africa: Recalling the significance of local governance

The developmental history of today’s liberal democratic states demonstrates a clear parallel between liberal state practice and functioning local government institutions.  This simple fact has implications for today’s policymakers interested in the political liberalization of sub-Saharan Africa’s newly declared “democracies.”  Yet, among the many debates taking place in...

Author(s): Christopher LaMonica

July 2015

Insurgency and humanitarian crises in Northern Nigeria: The case of Boko Haram

Insurgency has become a threat to global peace and security in the 21st century due to the fact that it constitutes the highest contributor to humanitarian crises in the form of rise in human casualties, internally displaced persons, refugee debacles, food insecurity and the spread of various diseases. The paper sets out to analyse the impact of Boko Haram insurgency on humanitarian crises in Northern Nigeria with...

Author(s): Imasuen Emmanuelar

July 2015

Environmental policy in the Czech Republic: Synergy cooperation among agencies

Environmental issues must be supported by all parties. International, national, and local agencies should manage the environmental issues seriously and consistently. European Union as an international or regional organization in Europe promoted sustainable development to the member states where the Czech Republic announces a policy of the Environmental Policy to invite participation of all relevant institutions and...

Author(s): Siswanto Ahmed

July 2015

Reframing post-Mugabe justice: A critical need for a truth and reconciliation commission

This paper interrogates conditions by which deeply divided societies such as Zimbabwe can move forward through a recognition paradigm often used by Truth Commissions (TCs). The study is located within a dispute that troubled societies cannot fully reconcile as long as pre-existing grievances are not addressed. The principal argument is that there have been human rights abuses under President Mugabe’s presidency...

Author(s): Admore Tshuma