Books from Department Of Political Science and Public Administration

After almost two decades of protests, violence and armed resistance in which civil society, communities and militants played the vanguard roles, accompanied by massive militarization and military actions, the Niger Delta entered into a new period in its history in October 2009. Based on the promise of the federal government to address the problems of the Niger Delta as part of a seven point agenda, the militants in the region accepted a federal amnesty, disarmament and cessation of…
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Public administrators work in organizations that are legal entities.  Such organizations are established by law and operate within the framework of the law.  This means that administrators must be guided by the provisions of existing laws in the performance of their duties.  Consequently, an understanding of some principles of administrative law will help to ensure taht public administrators perform their duties effectively.  This will help to prevent conflicts and tensions between management and staff on the one hand…
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Human rights violations are usually associated with conflict. That is why a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, argued that “today?s human rights violations are the causes of tomorrow?s conflicts” (Bishop, 2001:2). Similarly, Kenny (1997:1) asserted that “human rights violations are a cause, and not merely a consequence of insecurity and instability.” This means that addressing the problem of human rights violations may serve to deescalate conflict by instilling a sense of trust, confidence and justice…
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With only a few years until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon stated in The Millennium Development Goal Report (2010), "Time is short, We must seize this historic moment to act responsibly and decisively for the common good," These well-chosen words strongly urge governments to engage constructively and decisively in actions that can help actualize the goals.  The Secretary-General also noted, "We have made important progress in this effort,…
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Nationalism, no doubt, is a covert and overt support
mechanism or ingredient needed for the survival of a state.
This is because it encompasses the orientation or the state
of mind of the people and the manifestation of action which
constitute functional input into the socio-economic and
political workings of a-state.
However, the conceptualization of nationalism differs
from state to state and region to region depending on political
experiences. For instance, where the concept of state hood
preceded nation…
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The concept Public Administration is a fusion of two basic dictions that are germane to the field of Public Administration. The first is the term Public, which could be
said to be synonymous with governmental activities that exist or designed to serve the interest of the people. Thus, the term is associated with government activities or
business. Administration on the other hand is the organization and management of men and materials resources geared towards accomplishing organizational

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-Shile one could convincingly argue that the existence of free and fair
elections as a mechanism for the change, transfer or retention of power
by the government of a state is not synonymous to democratic
government in that democracy is an encompassing concept and
practice that embodies free and fair elections and other features such as
the existence of independent electoral body, independent judiciary,
entrenchment of fundamental human rights among others.
The point however, is that, free and fair…
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In several ways, globalization and the spread of neoliberal ideas have shaped and continue to shape the economic and social systems of every region, including Africa.  Increasing internationalization, the growing influence of multinational corporations and other holders of private capital, and the roles of international financial institutions, most notably the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), have exerted enormous influence on domestic policies in many African countries.  Sometimes the need to conform to the new universal…
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The main focus of this chapter is to identify and discuss the positive and negative impacts of gobalisation, and by so doing find out if the latter outweighs the former.  To do this, we divide this chapter into seven parts.  The first part introduces the chapter, while the second and third parts conceptually define or clarify feminism, globalism and globalization.  The fourth part tries to establish a nexus between feminism and globalism but the fifth part identifies and…
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We are in a fast globalizing world in which Nigeria cannot be left behind.  The emergence of Nigerian women in politics, governance and many boardrooms across the landscape of corporate governance came to limelight in the Fourth Republic.  Global trends towards transformation in gender issue have led to a rethinking of the existing social order that used to be male territory.  The cultural, economic and religious factors that kept women languishing in the lower cadre are being challenged. …
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Liberalization as a policy of globalisation encourages large scale acquisition of land.  The implementation of the policy of liberalization in Nigeria’s oil industry has resulted to increase intensification of oil exploration activities.  The result of this event is the annexation of large scale of arable land in rural communities for oil exploration related activities.  Women make up large proportion of land user in the rural communities while their traditional livelihood activities depend on land.  It is obvious that…
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This chapter focuses on research designs under the following headings: survey and experimental research designs.  Survey research designs comprise descriptive, historical, and ex-post-facto research designs while experimental research designs.

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