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The Wilsonian Conception of Democracy and Human Rights: A Retrospective and Prospective

Published: Mar 27th, 2014

by Korwa G. Adar Introduction The principles of democracy and human rights have been persistent, if at times secondary, themes within the rhetoric of American foreign policy toward Africa since… Read More

The Challenges Facing Nigeria’s Foreign Policy in the Next Millennium

Published: Mar 25th, 2014

by Ebenezer Okpokpo Introduction Since Nigeria became independent in 1960 its foreign policy, like that of most other countries, has witnessed successes and failures. The current debate on President Obasanjo’s… Read More

Governance, Wealth Creation and Development in Africa: The Challenges and the Prospects

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by John Mukum Mbaku Abstract Available evidence shows that human conditions in most African countries have deteriorated significantly in recent years. In fact, since many African countries began to gain… Read More

The Legacy of J.J. Rawlings in Ghanaian Politics, 1979-2000

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by John L. Adedeji Abstract Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana’s leader since the December 31, 1981 coup until the 2000 elections, was a Flight Lieutenant in the Air Force and a… Read More

Zimbabwe’s Triple Crisis: Primitive Accumulation, Nation-State Formation and Democratization in the Age of Neo-Liberal Globalization

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by David Moore Abstract This paper utilizes classical and ‘modernization’ theoretical perspectives on primitive accumulation, nation-state formation and democratization to analyze the ‘conjunctural’ aspects of the current Zimbabwean crisis. Taking… Read More

Alternative Electoral Systems and the 2005 Ethiopian Parliamentary Election

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by John Ishiyama Abstract What if an alternative set of electoral rules had been used to govern elections when an authoritarian regime introduces its first real competitive elections? Would this… Read More

Nigeria’s Fourth Republic and the Challenge of a Faltering Democratization

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

by Dhikru Adewale Yagboyaju Abstract Nigeria’s present democratization, which culminated in the country’s Fourth Republic on May 29, 1999, started amidst great hope and expectations. Although the military regime that… Read More