Power, powerlessness, and globalization
The key issues of the globalization process relate to the historic background of centuries of Western accumulation of power through realpolitik; US cultivation of semi-colonial satellites in Japan and East Asia endowed with economic empowerment in the post World War II period through a policy of benign hegemony; the rise of China, followed by India, as globalizers intent on preserving their sovereignty and independent...
Patrimonial rule in Olusegun Obasanjoâ€™s Nigeria
Since the fall of the Berlin wall or the end of the cold war in 1980s, many African leaders appear to be championing the cause of democratic transition in their states whereas in the real sense of it they directly or indirectly engage in systems that are quite antithetical or in contradistinction to the project in question. The paper, therefore, appraises the Obasanjo’s eight years administration arguing that his...
Global Hegemonism and the rise of Comprador Intellectualism
One of the attendant effects of globalisation and the hegemonising forces unleashed thereof has been the rise of comprador intellectualism. This is a genre of intellectual analysis which by its failure to elaborate on the class character of globalisation tends to uphold, consciously or unconsciously, the dominant liberal doctrine underpinning globalisation. The tragedy associated with this intellectual capitulation is...
The regulation of the institution of matrimonial engagement in the new Romanian Civil Code
The paper aims at analysing the institution of matrimonial engagement both in the Old Romanian Law and in the new Civil Code (Adopted 1 October, 2011)- that came into force by law no. 287 of July 17th, 2009 on the Civil Code republished through Law no. 71/2011, the new Civil Code. The 2nd Book of the new Civil Code, entitled “On Family” dedicates its 2nd title to marriage, and in...
Icj Judgment On Bakassi Peninsula And Lake Chad: Litmus Test For Peace And Integration In Africa
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled against Nigeria on the disputed Bakassi (Backassey) Peninsula and parts of Lake Chad territory with Cameroun on 10 October 2002, and Nigerian government has complied to a large extent. Ordinarily, the case has been foreclosed from further discussion. But, like any other human judgment, it has created its own problem bordering on security and integration of West...