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: 403

Table of Content: May 2013; 7(2)

May 2013

The need for political awareness for Africa’s younger generation

Is it democracy that in Africa, where majority of its population are below forty years old, elect majority of its leaders, who are above sixty years of age, to power? Are we really satisfied with the way our countries are being governed by leaders of that age group whom are not in touch with the realities/expectations of the moment? Take for example, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Cameroun, Malawi and Liberia where the heads of...

Author(s): Maurice Ekpenyong

May 2013

Oil as a source of political conflict in Niger Delta

The presence of natural resources in some countries has lead to eradication of poverty and development but in other countries the same resources contribute to misery and underdevelopment. This can well be seen in the case of Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The region which is rich in resources particularly oil has been economically deprived. The various ethnic minorities which reside in the area are struggling with...

Author(s): Sarabjit Kaur

May 2013

Public expenditure management reforms and national development: A critical evaluation of Obasanjo’s administration, 1999-2007

The article examines Obasanjo’s public expenditure management reforms in Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. Anecdotal evidence indicated that public expenditure management (PEM) projects of the various regimes in Nigeria had been at best non-facilitator in fostering Nigeria’s Development. However, an evaluation of PEM during Obasanjo’s regime from 1999 to 2007, offers a heuristic insight into the political...

Author(s): Eze, Malachy Chukwuemeka and Nnedum, Obiajulu Anthony Ugochukwu

May 2013

Prison health in Nigeria: A sociological discourse

In many developing countries including Nigeria, prison conditions are far from being humane, and prison health is yet to be seen as a profitable social project. This is often displayed in the various forms of social interactions obtainable among prisoners, prison staff and the larger social system. Prisons in Nigeria over the past years have been in deplorable conditions with increase in disease burden among inmates....

Author(s): Agunbiade Ojo Melvin

May 2013

The ASEAN factor in Iranian foreign policy

In the current systems, international organizations are operating stability and making an opportunity for integration and cooperation between governments. In this regard, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is very important as one of the major regional organizations in terms of political, economic and security trends and can provide economic and welfare goals in the region through providing basic goals. The...

Author(s): Abolfazl Isa Abadi Bezchelouei

May 2013

Regime survival strategies in Zimbabwe in the 21st century

Zimbabwe at the turn of the new millennium has received widespread condemnation particularly with the implementation of the controversial land reform programme. Such criticisms and attacks on the government threatened the existence of the regime; as such the regime employed various strategies to ensure its survival in an anarchical environment. The image portrayed abroad has been tattered as some of the survival...

Author(s): Simbarashe Moyo

May 2013

Federalism constraints and opportunity in Pakistan

This paper made an effort to examine the constitutional fundamentals of federalism in Pakistan. Its focal point is on the major constitutional developments made in Pakistan for the promotion of federalism, by examining the problems faced by federalism. This is because of the fact that the federal form of government is more proper for those societies which are diverse in nature. A greater part of the societies in...

Author(s): Azmat Ali Shah

May 2013

Democratic consolidation, fiscal responsibility and national development: An appraisal of the fourth republic

The return of civil rule to Nigeria in 1999 brought a lot of hope for speedy national development in the country. This was because, unlike under the country’s prolonged military rule, democratization was expected to usher in openness, accountability and, more importantly, fiscal responsibility. However, in the twelve years that the fourth republic has operated, there has been scant regard for fiscal...

Author(s): Dhikru Adewale YAGBOYAJU

May 2013

Much ado about nothing? The limited effects of structural adjustment programmes and the highly indebted poor countries initiative on the reduction of external debts in sub-Saharan Africa: An empirical analysis

Reassessing the rationale underlying the emergence of structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) in the 1980s, this article looks more specifically at the effects of the heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) initiative on the debt burden in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Using data from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it illustrates how in spite of important degrees of economic growth during the last...

Author(s): Mathieu Petithomme