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: 402

Table of Content: March 2011; 5(3)

March 2011

Gender issues in human resource management in Nigerian public service

The paper deals with gender issues in human resources management in Nigerian public service. It observes that successful government in Nigeria has not pursued an employment policy aimed at gender balanced, hence, female gender has suffered untold subordination and discrimination, whereas the state is supposed to accord them equal right and opportunities with their men counterparts. Despite efforts put in place at...

Author(s):   Fatile, Jacob Olufemi and Adejuwon and Kehinde David

March 2011

The Nigerian civil war, 1967-1970: A revolution?

  The paper seeks to cast the Nigerian civil war of 1967 to 1970 within the mould of a revolution. In achieving this aim, the paper necessarily explores the theory of revolution and at the same time carries-out a comparative analysis of civil wars that later morphed into revolutions within the international political system. The Nigerian civil war has never been referred to as a revolution. Rather, the military...

Author(s):   Falode Adewunmi James

March 2011

War on terror: Pakistan’s apprehensions

  After the 9/11, Pakistan has become a front line state in US “war on terror” even though quite reluctantly, but since becoming a partner it has played a crucial role in this war. However, it also has certain serious apprehensions in this process. There is a general feeling amongst the masses and also the decisions makers of Pakistan that once the US “war on terror” is over, Pakistan...

Author(s):   Umbreen Javaid

March 2011

US policy of capitalization and its discontents in Africa: A post-Marxist reading of postcolonial responses in art, film and social ‘writings’

  This interdisciplinary paper investigated the impact of US capitalization policy on Africa and the postcolonial responses of Africans to these forces of internationalism by applying post-Marxist theory to a selection of social ‘writings’, creative works of art and films. It examined the post-World War II environment that necessitated the politics of capitalization by the emerging US Core and...

Author(s):   Alfred Ndi

March 2011

Nigeria’s experience in dealing with public service ethical dilemmas

  The overarching thrust of this article is to share Nigeria’s experience in dealing with normative ethical dilemmas towards fostering sound public service fitness and better governance. The experience indicates that these dilemmas arise from critical relations involving “civil servants” and “political office holders”, “civil servants” and “citizens”, and...

Author(s):   Gabriel A. Gundu

March 2011

The political economy of conflict resolution in a natural resource economy: The case of Nigeria’s Niger Delta

  This paper embarks on a comprehensive study of the entire peace initiatives adopted to resolve the Niger Delta conflict in Nigeria with a view to uncover the relationship between the character of the Nigerian State, the emergence and the continual nature of the crisis. With the aid of fragmented organizational structure theory, the paper discovered that there is a strong relationship between the character of...

Author(s):   Eze, Malachy Chukwuemeka  

March 2011

Early childhood education: Its policy formulation and implementation in Nigerian educational system

This paper dealt with childhood education as a preparatory step for primary education, a starting point for the child’s general development and the foundation of Nigerian education system, using the mother tongue as a means of communication and as medium of instruction. The paper emphasized that if pre-primary education is to serve its purposes as stated in the National Policy of Education in Nigeria amongst...

Author(s): E. D. Nakpodia