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: 368

Table of Content: November 2014; 8(8)

November 2014

PBC- A commission for hegemonic peace building?

The United Nations’ (UN) organ, the Peace-building Architecture (PBA) directed by Peace-building Commission (PBC) is yet to become a distinct player in peace-building. Arguments articulate well how it continues to find it difficult to tackle challenges that mar world wide support for peace-building. It seems to display behaviours that are assumed in the modernization theory and has a vague approach to the concept...

Author(s): Keorapetse Mmoloki Gabatlhaolwe

November 2014

Arab African Northern revolt states (2010-2014): The missed path of re-institutionalization and democratic transformation

The quick current of revolt spread rapidly from Tunisia to Egypt, and then from Egypt to Libya, in one timing date, threatening entrenched regimes and the status quo. For example, Libya’s revolt turned into a bloody civil war, spilling over armaments, everywhere in the country. By the end of 7th of February, 2014, the General National Congress will end its mandate, which will lead into political vacuum in the...

Author(s): Milad ELHARATHI

November 2014

America and Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) Gas Pipeline

India and Iran share a historical and long term economic relation that has formed the basis of close bilateral relationship. In contemporary World politics, energy resources play an important role and are considered as the engines of economic growth and development for a country. India’s growing energy demand and Iran’s vast energy resources make the two nations natural economic partners. For India, Iran...

Author(s): Bhat Mukhtar Ahmad

November 2014

National power and the search for a generalized theory of terrorist target selection: An introduction to the Uyo School

The assumption that terrorist organizations (TO) select their target(s) putting into consideration its own limited resources and the impact of the selected target on the national power of the victim state has been the underlying assumption of the Uyo School. In the face of the increasing search to uncover the determinant of terrorist target selection which has become central in terrorism literature does the Uyo School...

Author(s): Robert O. Dode and Henry U. Ufomba

November 2014

Elites and exclusive politics in Sub-Saharan African

This paper examines democracy as a major and popular form of government which is finding ground across the African continent. The study also examines the degree to which political power is concentrated in the hands of elites while the ordinary citizens are relegated to voting alone when elections are due shortly after which they are soon forgotten in the governance of state affairs. Conducted with the use of secondary...

Author(s): Ibrahim Baba

November 2014

Analysis of the current democratic wave in the Arab world: Lessons and implications

The Arab world which occupies the vast desert land of the Middle East is one of the most blessed in natural resources and with a peculiar socio-political setting distinct from the West. This oil rich region which has over the years been governed by monarchical rule witnessed an unrest that started at the end of 2010 attracting interest in the western democracies, in the middle and near eastern nations, whose instability...

Author(s): Edun, Abdulkareem Jimoh and Lawal, Azeez Tunbosun

November 2014

A critical analysis of whether Zimbabwe can achieve economic development through its ‘Look East Policy’

The aim of the paper is to critically analyse the potential of Zimbabwe’s foreign policy, specifically the Look East Policy at stimulating economic development and growth. This analysis is based solely on selected secondary material. In response to external and internal pressure, the government of Zimbabwe redesigned its foreign policy outlook with the aim of establishing relations with countries in the East like...

Author(s): Shingairai Belinda Mudavanhu

November 2014

The influence of Treaty Design on the participation of Developing and Developed Nations in International Environmental Agreements (IEAs)

It is an observed fact that developing and developed countries participate in International Environmental Agreements (IEAs) to different levels. Do IEA provisions exert differential levels of influence on the participation of developing and developed countries? This paper relies on multivariate regression analysis to examine the relationship between key IEA provisions and the participation of developing and developed...

Author(s): Chenaz B. Seelarbokus

November 2014

Unipolar world in crisis as Russia challenges U.S and allies, dragging other disgruntled countries along

For more than two decades after the collapse of Soviet Union and concomitantly, cold war, United States of America became dominant world power, with western powers queuing behind her. Preoccupied by domestic political and economic problems that led, in the first instance, to the collapse of the octopus (Soviet empire), the old rival and foe receded from international politics and other engagements. United States and her...

Author(s): F. A. Olasupo