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: November 2010; 4(8)

November 2010

A case study in determining fairness of dismissal as a sanction for misconduct in South Africa

In determining whether a dismissal based on misconduct is fair, all the facts surrounding the misconduct must be considered. The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) commissioner had to determine whether or not a misconduct dismissal was fair. CCMA unfair dismissals arbitration proceedings constituted hearings de novo which meant that the CCMA commissioner had to make his finding, as to the...

Author(s): C. M. van der Bank

November 2010

Praetorians and school climate in Lagos-based higher schools

This investigation views insecurity in tertiary institutions as a product of the socialization process.  Following Truman’s exposition, it therefore uses the group theory as the basis for analyzing issues of safety in some higher schools in Lagos State.  It identifies the armed group, revealing the fact that there are many variants.  It argues that like all other organizations in the larger society,...

Author(s): Segun Afuape

November 2010

Modelling the nexus between defense spending and economic growth in asean- 5: Evidence from co-integrated panel analysis

The paper explores the nexus between defense spending and economic growth in the five ASEAN countries namely, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand over the period 1988 - 2007. The empirical analysis is based on co-integration and causality test at the individual level and panel level. The findings suggest the presence of unidirectional causality from economic growth to defense spending in...

Author(s): Rudra P. Pradhan

November 2010

Does the social relationship matter? The corporate social responsibility

A research into the impact of social capital (SC) on economic growth was focused mainly on civil society’s social capital (SC). The SC related to the enterprises has still received little attention. On the other hand, the design, implementation and evaluation of large-scale development projects have traditionally been efficiency-driven and dominated by engineering approaches that emphasize physical outputs and...

Author(s): Gediminas Mačys and Juozas Vijeikis