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: 401

Table of Content: May 2010; 4(5)

May 2010

Satisfaction with democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Assessing the effects of system performance

This paper examines the relationship between system performance and satisfaction with democracy in sub-Saharan African countries. On the basis of comparable survey data from the third round of Afrobarometer from 2005, we have assessed a number of economic and political performance indicators. In doing this, we employ an elaborate theoretical framework and multilevel analysis. The results show that system performance is...

Author(s): Michael Guldbrandtsen and Svend-Erik Skaaning

May 2010

Social capital, indigeneity and identity politics: The Jos crisis in perspective

The thrust of the paper is to critically examine how the concept of social capital can be a useful tool in the building and advancement of peace, community trust, cooperation and access to justice in conflict-torn environments like Nigeria; that is, social capital to serve as a mechanism to mediate and/or moderate the inter and intra-communal conflicts and enhance the capacity of the Nigerian state to pursue and promote...

Author(s): Chris C. Ojukwu and C. A. Onifade

May 2010

The dialectics of reform: The theory and methodological praxis of reform

From a purely theoretical perspective, this article explored the concept of reform which is usually taken for granted. It built a typology of the concept in terms of content, context, scope, cause, strategies, actors, outcome, etc. with the simple objective of providing a suitable conceptual framework for evaluating social, economic and political reforms in an operationally useful manner. Using this typology, the...

Author(s): Okechukwu Basil C. Nwankwo

May 2010

Political parties and the prospects of democratic consolidation in Nigeria: 1999 - 2006

The existence of vibrant political parties is a sine qua non for democratic consolidation in any polity. In Nigeria’s First and Second Republics, political parties were regionally based, and their activities led to the collapse of those experiments. This paper explores an important aspect of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic politics, which is about the role of the PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) in general and...

Author(s): O. Robert Dode