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: April 2011; 5(4)

April 2011

Inquiry on self-interested foreign aid: Insights from the ODA-migrations link in SSA countries

  This paper is an attempt to assess the broadly confirmed self-interested mood that drives donor States in allocating aid to poor countries. It specifically argues that Official Development Aid (ODA) makes African people move from their poor contexts to more wealthy ones with which donor countries expect to have more profitable relations. This reasoning leads to wonder whether the more ODA a poor country...

Author(s):   Muhindo Mughanda

April 2011

Challenges and prospects of physical development control: A case study of Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria

  Development control is one of the measures applied by physical planning agencies particularly, local planning authority but in the case of Festac Town, Lagos, Nigeria, Federal housing authority (FHA), do ensure that developers do not deviate from building plans approved for them in the course of implementation (construction) on the plot earmarked for such. This is aimed at enhancing environmental quality,...

Author(s):   Ogundele, F. O., Ayo, O., Odewumi, S. G. and Aigbe, G. O.  

April 2011

The political responses to the global economic and financial crises in Francophone Africa from 1980 to 2010: A paradigm shift?

  This article analyzed and compared the political responses to Africa’s twenty-first century versus twentieth century economic and financial crises in order to explicate the dynamics of policy innovation and continuity. Based on studies of Francophone countries, this comparative institutional analysis proposed direct attention to how ideas (paradigms), interests (strategies of the elites), institutions...

Author(s):   Landry Signé

April 2011

The myth and reality of women in politics: A discourse of the core issues

  This paper examines the myth and reality of Women in politics and the attendant core issues. In the process, the historical dimension and/or, backdrop of Women’s political actions and inactions were critically examined while the concept of politics was analyzed. Within this analytical context, the seeming increasing political fortunes of women in Nigerian politics in the context of the role they are...

Author(s):   S. T. Akindele, O. O. Adeyemi and K. Aluko    

April 2011

Violence, terrorism and security threat in Nigeria’s Niger Delta: An old problem taking a new dimension

  This paper offers a new and broader look at the violent agitation and domestic terrorism in the region highlights the missing link in previous studies and fills this gap in literature. Premised on projections and analysis based on experiential knowledge of facts on ground, this paper analyzes and explains the Niger Delta crisis within the Frustration-Aggression theory and argue that frustration is the bane of...

Author(s):   Declan Azubuike Amaraegbu