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: May 2011; 5(5)

May 2011

Kwame Nkrumah and the proposed African common government

  Between 1957 and 1966, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana fought vigorously for the creation of a Union of African States with a Common African Government. His optimism for the unity and cohesion of Africa as a lever for continental development was unparalleled. However, his dream never became a reality due to stiff opposition from African leaders, most of whom feared the loss of their sovereignty, and the West, due to...

Author(s):   Aremu Johnson Olaosebikan

May 2011

Elections as a strategy for democratization and conflict transformation: Liberal peace and the 1996 elections in Sierra Leone

  This paper examines the 1996 elections in Sierra Leone and its connection to the twin processes of democratization and conflict transformation in that country. It interprets those elections as part of an emerging liberal peace agenda which since the 1990s has become the dominant approach to managing conflicts, peace-building, societal reconstruction and democratization favoured by international policy...

Author(s):   Zubairu Wai

May 2011

Contemporary approaches to sustainable development: Exploring critical innovations in traditional leadership in Ghana

  The paper examines the complexities between traditional and political leadership, science and technology and sustainable development in the context of developing countries. Particular resource information was drawn from Ghana’s experience. Available literature was also reviewed. The participatory methodology was used for data collection. This included Literature review or review of existing research...

Author(s):   Jones Lewis Arthur and Michael Kofi Nsiah  

May 2011

Explanation of deliberative democracy in philosophical thoughts of Jurgen Habermas

  As democracy has a generative nature, there is a continuous discussion and study about its principles, teachings, objectives and conceptual development. The current article follows theory research and scientific explanation of effect and reflections of theoretical – philosophical foundation of Jurgen Habermas (born in June, 18, 1929) for making his consultant democracy discourse. In other words,...

Author(s):   A. M. Shahramnia

May 2011

Political parties and instability in Oyo State in the Nigerian Fourth Republic

  Political parties are an important institutional component of liberal democracy and successful electoral machination and processes. Parties produce the candidates, set the parameters of issues and political agenda within which elections are to be fought and are furthermore expected to perform these duties from one election to another (IDEA, 2000: 226-227). Political parties are a form of human organization...

Author(s):   B. O. Akingbade