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3C Empresa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
A contrario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access  
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
ACCORD Occasional Paper     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Philologica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 135)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal  
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
África     Open Access  
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Al-Mabsut : Jurnal Studi Islam dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alliage     Free  
Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de la Universidad de Chile     Open Access  
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Andamios. Revista de Investigacion Social     Open Access  
Anemon Muş Alparslan Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Annals of Humanities and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anthurium : A Caribbean Studies Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Approches inductives : Travail intellectuel et construction des connaissances     Full-text available via subscription  
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Apuntes de Investigación del CECYP     Open Access  
Arbor     Open Access  
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Argumentos. Revista de crítica social     Open Access  
Around the Globe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Articulo - Journal of Urban Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Asian Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Astrolabio     Open Access  
Atatürk Dergisi     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Aboriginal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access  
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Bildhaan : An International Journal of Somali Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Bodhi : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Body Image     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
BOGA : Basque Studies Consortium Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Caderno CRH     Open Access  
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caminho Aberto : Revista de Extensão do IFSC     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Catalan Social Sciences Review     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Challenges     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access  
Ciencia y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access  
Ciencias Holguin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciências Sociais Unisinos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access  
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access  
Citizenship Teaching & Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Ciudad Paz-ando     Open Access  
Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Civitas - Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cogent Social Sciences     Open Access  
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Compendium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Comuni@cción     Open Access  
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Confluenze Rivista di Studi Iberoamericani     Open Access  
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
CRDCN Research Highlight / RCCDR en évidence     Open Access  
Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CTheory     Open Access  
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Culturas. Revista de Gestión Cultural     Open Access  
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desafios     Open Access  
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Empiria. Revista de metodología de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Sociales     Open Access  
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Family Process     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription  

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  • The CODESRIA Bulletin: a content analysis

    • Authors: Abdul Karim Bangura
      Abstract: The purpose of this essay is to provide a content analysis of the 316 articles in the CODESRIA Bulletin, from the first edition in 2003 to the 2015 edition (numbers 1 & 2). The essay was precipitated by the serendipitous finding that most of the authors writing on related topics for the journal, which is the leading publication of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), do not cite one another. It is therefore hoped that this essay will serve as a catalyst to foster such needed cross-fertilization and canonization among future writers, if these works are to prove profitable to the continent in particular and to global scholarship in general. Thus, the major question that guides this essay is the following: What do articles in the CODESRIA Bulletin look like? Probing this question is important because these works are vital for at least two reasons. First, they may show which themes on Africa are  important in one of the major scholarly journals focusing on the continent. Second, they can help a researcher in tracing the development of scholarship (interests, methods, and activities) on Africa. A qualitative and quantitative analysis of the contents of the articles can serve many useful purposes. At the most basic level, a simple tabulation can identify trends and changes in the works’ contents. A focused analysis may reveal a discernible pattern. Beyond that, a content analysis can be helpful in pointing out temporal or spatial differences in subject matter.Keywords: CONDESRIA, content analysis
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • Working together to improve the quality of mathematics education and
           students achievements: exploring the views of Ghanaian parents

    • Authors: Ernest Ampadu, Paul K. Butakor, Yaa Cole
      Abstract: Parental involvement in their children’s education and for that matter mathematics education has become one of the main areas of research interest. The purpose of this study is to explore the attitudes of Ghanaian parent-students towards their children’s education and the factor that influence their participation. An exploratory survey approach was used in this study, and a 38 item semi-structured questionnaire was used for collecting data. A total of 130 parent-students from enrolled in diploma and degree programmes in three universities took part in the study. Similar to the findings from other similar studies, the majority of these parents acknowledged the importance of parental involvement and indicated their willingness to be involved in their children's education. It was, however, interesting to note that majority of these parents have never seen or had access to the two main mathematics resources used in their children’s schools: the mathematics syllabus and the mathematics textbook. In addition, the majority of these parents see the teacher as the custodian of knowledge and seem to rely over on them for the success of their children. It is recommended that school and teachers have to be proactive in designing Maths Clubs and other activities to get parents actively involved.Keywords: Parents; mathematics education; perception; school climate; involvement
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • Entrepreneurship education: a vital instrument for youth empowerment,
           industrial development and consolidation of national integration in

    • Authors: Dawood Omolumen Egbefo, Mayowa Olajide Abe
      Abstract: The concern of this paper is to explore Entrepreneurship Education (EE) as one of the vital tools for youth empowerment, industrial development and consolidation of national integration in Nigeria. To achieve this feat, the paper takes its roots from the role of EE in youth empowerment programmes, national integration and some integrative structures since 1960, how national integration, industrial development and youth empowerment became an issue in Nigeria, the role of entrepreneurship education in youth empowerment, industrial development and national integration, challenges of EE and its implication on youth empowerment, industrial development and national integration, the benefits of youth-empowerment in Nigeria and some challenges in the delivery of EE for youth empowerment and industrial development. To surmount these challenges, the paper examines the need for a synergy and the relevant agencies to be collaborated in the EE programme. In addition, there is the proposed strategy for effective implementation. Then the paper concludes and recommends that through EE, the nation’s quest for youth empowerment, industrial development and the consolidation of national integration could be realized in records time.Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Industrial Development, Youth Empowerment, National Integration and Nigeria
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • Material resources availability, parent subject perception and school type
           as correlate of student performance in secondary school Yorba language in
           Oyo State

    • Authors: J.A. Abijo, J.O. Oyekanmi
      Abstract: Students’ poor performance in the Yoruba language is being considered a serious problem by researchers and education stakeholders. Despite their efforts, no appreciable improvement is noticeable for hardly are enough researches on the extent to which school material resources availability, parental subject perception and school type correlate with students’ achievement in Yoruba Language which this study is out to investigate. Being an Ex-post-facto design of survey research type, multi-stage sampling technique was used to draw 400 parents of 820 Yoruba Language students and their 20 teachers from two Local Government Areas in Oyo State. School Material Resources Availability Inventory (r= .85), Parental Subject Perception (r=.75), and Yoruba Language Achievement Test (r=.70) were instruments for data collection. Four research questions were posed and data generated were analyzed using Multiple Regression Analysis at P< 0.05. Findings revealed relationship between school material resources availability and students’ achievement (r=.248); between parental subject perception and students’ students’ achievement (r=.244); and positive significant correlation between school type and students’ achievement (r=.250). Parental subject perception is most influential (β=.143) and school type (β=.126). Therefore, parents should have right perception of the Yoruba Language while Government provides school material resources and facilities to improve students’ performance in the Yoruba Language.Keywords: Material resources Availability, Parent subject Perception, School type, Student performance, Yoruba Language
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • Related party transactions and firms financial performance

    • Authors: Asian A. Umobong
      Abstract: The study investigated related party transactions and firm’s financial performance using Secondary data obtained from Nigeria stock Exchange. We tried to determine whether RPT is used by firms to manipulate and bloat Return on Asset, Return on Equity and Earnings per share of manufacturing firms. RPT was subjected to Hausmann test for selection of appropriate model and regressed against performance variables. Test of causality was conducted to determine whether causal relationship exist amongst variables of study. Result showed RPT has no significant effects on ROA and EPS and not used to manipulate ROA and EPS. Conversely, RPT has significant relationship with ROE without any causal relationship which may be attributable to the shareholding structure of the firms. The study confirmed positive relationship of RPT with ROA, ROE and EPS implying that increases in RPT increases performance and in contrast decreases in RPT decreases performance. Based on findings, we concluded that firms are currently not using RPT to bloat earnings but probably use it to enhance its effectiveness in collaboration with efficient transaction hypothesis. However, positive relationship espoused by the study indicates its potential of being used for manipulative motive.
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • Food insecurity and depression among single mothers in Kolokuma/Opokuma
           Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria

    • Authors: Endurance Uzobo, J. Undutimi Dudafa, Stanley Ebitare Boroh
      Abstract: This study is centered on household food insecurity and depression among single mothers in Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA of Bayelsa State. This study made use of the theories of both Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Family Stress Model as its theoretical framework. The study adopted a survey and co-relational study design. In doing this, a sample size of 246 single mothers was selected using the snowball sampling technique. The questionnaire was the main source of primary data collection. The descriptive statistics of percentages, frequency, mean and standard deviation were the basic analytical tool used for the analysis of socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents, while the inferential statistics of binary regression logistics and spearman correlation coefficient served as the tool for determining the relationship between variables. The findings of this study revealed that single mothers were disproportionally affected by food insecurity situations such as insufficient food, poor nutritional abilities, skipping meals, etc. Also, socio-demographic characteristics of single mothers have a relationship with food insecurity status of single mothers, and finally, food insecurity status of mothers play a role in single mothers’ depression. As such, food insecurity does not only have psychological effect on mothers but also on their health status and the wellbeing of their children. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that there should be concerted efforts by the government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to empower single mothers so as to reduce the economic burden characterized by food insecurity on them.Keywords: Food insecurity, Single Mothers, Depression, Family Stress theory, Maternal health
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • Corruption and public governance: implication for customer due diligence
           in Africa

    • Authors: Olasupo A. Mutiullah, Solomon B. Adekunle
      Abstract: Certainly, corruption is not a new thing in human societies. It is an age-old menace which can cause tremendous harm to society. Corruption has attained the state of pervasive and phenomenal social behaviors in public service, which has not only eaten deep into the fabrics of African society, but also soiled the character of its people and is hampering the effective delivery of public governance in the continent. In this paper, corruption is principally examined as a governance issue, a challenge to African democratic functioning. It is a failure of both institutions and the larger framework of  social, judicial, political and economic checks and balances needed to govern effectively. Therefore, the paper sought to determine the causes and effects of corruption on service delivery in Africa. It is within this context that this paper explored Principal Agent Theory to explain the relationship between corruption, public governance, customer due diligence and the various aspects of development including economic growth and sustainable development. The paper recommended that the way and manner to encourage and assist individuals and financial institutions which work to promote and protect customer due diligence in Africa is to engage them with corruption issues and collaborate more closely with anti-corruption organizations. The paper also concluded that public-private technical assistance is needed for Africa to effectively implement anti-corruption interventions to reduce menace of corruption and recognize the value of good governance as roadmap to sustainable development.Keywords: Corruption, Public Governance, Customer Due Diligence
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • Challenges facing customer patronage of tourism destinations in
           South-South Region of Nigeria

    • Authors: Paul M. Nadube, Joy E. Akahome
      Abstract: This study aimed at investigating the most significant challenge facing customer patronage of tourism destinations in South-South region of Nigeria. To achieve this purpose, the challenges facing tourism destinations as a whole were examined. In this study, the survey research design was adopted and the population of the study consisted of tourism destinations in South-South region of Nigeria. Although there are two categories of tourism destination - recreation/attractions and hospitality, this study focused on the recreation/attractions centres. Records available to the researchers from the Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism, revealed a total of thirty-five (35) tourism destinations (recreation / attraction centres) in South-South region of Nigeria. Our findings revealed the following challenges facing customer patronage of tourism destinations in South-South region of Nigeria - unqualified and untrained hospitality manpower, poor facility esthetics of the destination, poor consumer purchasing power, political instability and violence, high rate of crime against humanity, deplorable road network, poor supply of electricity, unsafe airspace, inefficient telecommunication and internet services, poor facility aesthetics of the destination, national insecurity, multiplicity of levies and taxes, and high operational costs. However, the most significant of these factors is lack of consumers’ interest in recreation and leisure. It was therefore recommended that managers of tourism destinations should develop visual appeals of their destinations by exhibiting decent exterior painting and manicured landscape that would capture the attention of prospective customers. More so, the government should create an enabling environment for tourism destinations to thrive. This can be done by ensuring stability in the political environment, adequate protection of lives and property, safety of the airspace, provision of good road network; adequate supply of electricity, and other basic infrastructure, avoidance of multiple levies and taxes of operators in the hospitality market, and the maintenance of recreation and attraction centres in South-South region of Nigeria.Keywords: Challenges, customer patronage, tourism destinations, south-south region
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • An appraisal of the utilisation of social media for political
           communication in the 2011 Nigerian presidential election

    • Authors: Nnanyelugo Okoro, Tsegyu Santas
      Abstract: The study is a survey aimed at examining the utilisation of social media for political communication during the 2011 presidential election in Nigeria. The rationale behind the study was to determine whether voters’ choice of presidential candidates was influenced by their social media use. 249 respondents selected through random sampling responded to 249 copies of questionnaire administered. The results of the descriptive statistics show that majority of the respondents’ choice of presidential candidates during the 2011 presidential election was influenced by the use of social media as indicated by high value of mean (1.5805). Similarly, the respondents were of the opinion that the two selected presidential candidates were popular because they used social media in their political campaign (mean value of 1.5575). In addition, the respondents affirmed that their voting pattern during the 2011 presidential elections was influenced by social media usage. This was validated by a high mean value of (1.6667). Similarly, the result of the test of hypothesis indicated that voters’ choice of political candidates was influenced by political communication on social media. The findings further indicated that religious affiliations and ethnicity were also factors that influenced voter’s choice of candidates. In view of the findings of this study, it was therefore concluded that social media have redefined the landscape of political communication in Nigeria and it should continue to be used in future elections in Nigeria. It is also recommended that electorate should also ensure that they deemphasized ethnic and religious considerations in their voting patterns in future elections; only credible candidates should be voted into power.Keywords: Communication, Election, Politics, and Social media
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • The practices and challenges of public relations within two Ethiopian
           Towns: Harar and Dire Dawa

    • Authors: Chala Teresa Geremew
      Abstract: This paper examined the practices and challenges of public relations within two government organizations in Ethiopian towns. It assessed the roles and functions of public relations within the organizations in Harar and Dire Dawa towns, pertinent to the contemporary global views of the practices of public relations. The paper observed that the issues of public relations is still at its pre-historic stage which deals with propaganda, publicity, and manipulation. This is seen as a serious problem been practiced by employees of the public relations organizations. The paper is based on quantitative data generated through an introspective Likert-Scale questionnaire. The respondents in the study were selected using simple random sampling technique. A descriptive data analysis of the practices and challenges of the public relations was used to communicate the findings of the study. The paper revealed that the practice of public relations in the towns under study is very deprived and highly challenging for effective performance and implementation of public relations activities. The reason being that the major perspectives of public relations roles and functions are not clearly identified. Hence, public relations practitioners should get involve in strategic management, decision making and implementation of organizational planning.Keywords: Harar and Dire Dawa, management, marketing, organization, public relations
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • Symbolic water imagery in the drama of J. P. Clark-Bekederemo

    • Authors: Omeh Obasi Ngwoke
      Abstract: This essay examines symbolic water imagery in the drama of J. P. Clark-Bekederemo. It is necessitated by the lack of a critical enquiry into that aspect of the renowned dramatist’s creative use of water imagery, its literal and figurative counterparts having been examined already. Hinged on the theory of imagery, the study observes that Clark-Bekederemo is adept at manipulating locally-derived imagery in his drama, and that water imagery forms the nucleus of that local imagination. The study discovers that the symbolic water images used in the plays are largely conventional, but that in spite of their conventionality, the playwright deploys them to such private purposes as the enhancement of the plays’ tragic import, the reinforcement of their Ijaw settings, and the enunciation of the socio-religious and cultural life of the same society, whose citizens constitute the bulk of the plays’ dramatis personae. It concludes by stressing that symbolic water imagery is an integral and functional component of Clark-Bekederemo’s dramatic imagination.Keywords: Imagery, Symbolism, Water, Drama, J. P. Clark-Bekederemo
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • Oil politics and violence in postcolonial Niger Delta drama

    • Authors: Oyeh O. Otu, Obumneme F. Anasi
      Abstract: Oil is the dominant motif, defining metaphor, and most importantly, site of contestation and oppositionality in postcolonial Niger Delta literature, particularly in the 21st century. This paper examines how oil politics engenders and fosters neo-colonial  exploitation, internal colonization and disruptive socio-political and economic relations within and among Niger Delta communities. The plays in this study reveal that the Niger Delta is under socio-economic, political and environmental “terrorism” of the Federal Government of Nigeria, multinational oil companies, and reprobate, self-seeking sons and daughters of the Niger Delta. However contributory issues of ethnicity and marginalization may be to the crises rocking the Niger Delta, the crux of the matter, this paper argues, is that by polluting Niger Delta communities (youth groups, chiefs, economic and political elite) with the viruses of greed, corruption and violence, the collective aspirations and goals, patriotic spirit, unity, collective struggle of the peoples of the region have been gravely undermined. The inevitable consequence is that the Niger Delta has become a hotbed of oppression, corruption and violence. This study is important for using the postcolonial theory to analyze the “internal colonization” of the oil-rich Niger Delta region by the corrupt and oppressive Nigerian state, rather than exploring the conventional binary opposition between an innocent/helpless African state and an oppressive colonial or neo-colonial European power. In essence, this paper argues that oil politics has turned the Nigerian state against its own citizens in the Niger Delta region. The region is now like a house divided, and as such contemporary postcolonial Niger Delta drama can be described as drama of individualism characterized by a dog eat dog culture.Keywords: Niger Delta, Nigerian drama, postcolonialism, internal colonization
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • Exploiter la littérature en classe du Fle: Allah N’est Pas Obligé
           D’ahmadou Kourouma

    • Authors: Chinwe Jane Okolo
      Abstract: Les premières méthodes SGAV semblent avoir délaissé les textes littéraires au profit des documents dits authentiques. On s’inquiétait de pouvoir travailler les quatre compétences avec des textes littéraires. Mais la didactique actuelle du FLE démontre que l’on peut bien travailler les quatre compétences avec des textes littéraires dans tous les niveaux d’apprentissage du FLE. L’échec scolaire qui est répandu parmi les diplômés en français après quatre ou cinq années d’études de français au sein des départements de français des universités nigérianes exige des rénovations et la mise à jour des pratiques de classe des enseignants de français. En conséquence, l’enseignant de la littérature devrait non seulement travailler les textes littéraires à petites doses, mais aussi se soucier de travailler les quatre compétences sans perdre la valeur de l’enseignement littéraire pendant les cours de la littérature. Par la suite cet article propose l’exploitation d’un extrait d’Allah n’est pas obligé d’Ahmadou Kourouma au niveau A2 du CECR.Mots Clés: Extrait, FLE, Littérature, Roman
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • A distinctive aspect of translation: the cultural

    • Authors: Chidinma Okeogu
      Abstract: Simply put, translation can be said to be the re-expression of the meaning contained in a language A into another language B. Translation involves language and can equally involve culture. Culture is the way people from the same linguistic background live their lives. This includes their customs and traditions, moral values, habits; food, eating patterns, fashion and styles in clothing etc. Culture is expressed in language and so includes the practice and usage of language in a society, expressions, proverbs and metaphors. Langue is a means of communication. It is human speech either written or spoken. Language like culture expresses norms, value systems, ideas, concepts and customs. It defines man's environment and his experiences in life. The totality of man’s activity is expressed in language. Thus, both translation and culture are expressed through language either through verbal or non-verbal communication. Translation through language becomes an important tool in the dissemination of cultural knowledge. How do you translate the word “pancake” into the Igbo language knowing that the English “pancake” differs from the French “pancake”? How do you translate some Igbo words/proverbs or Yoruba words used by some Nigerian authors into English? This paper will focus on the distinctive aspect of culture in translation. It will also try to proffer solutions as to how to resolve problems emanating from cultural view points.Keywords: translation, culture, communication, language, bilingual
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • Potential future risk of cholera due to climate change in northern Nigeria

    • Authors: Auwal F. Abdussalam
      Abstract: Cholera is one of the infectious diseases that remains a major health burden in West-Africa and especially in Nigeria. Several studies have raised concern that climate change may exacerbate the risk of the disease in the future. Projecting the future risk of this disease is essential, especially for regions where the projected climate change impacts, and infectious disease risk, are both large. Projections were made by forcing an empirical model of cholera with monthly simulations of four meteorological variables from an ensemble of ten statistically downscaled global climate model projections for Representative Concentration Pathways 2.6, 6.0 and 8.5 scenarios. Result indicates statistically significant increases in cases during April-September for RCPs 6.0 and 8.5 in both near (2020-2035) and far (2060-2075) future. The months with the largest increases coincide with the months (May and June) in which maximum temperature increases are also large. Cases only showed potential increases in the wettest months of July and August in the far future projections for RCPs 6.5 (8.3 and 7.9%) and 8.0 (17 and 21%) respectively.Keywords: Climate change; Cholera; Projections; Nigeria
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
  • Civic political culture, participatory governance and political
           development: an X-ray of its interdependent context

    • Authors: Isiaka Olalekan Aransi, Kazeem Oyedele Lamidi
      Abstract: This study x-rayed the significance of civic political culture on participatory governance and its potentialities on political development. It adopted theoretical postulations in analyzing the subject matter. The analytical model showed a diagrammatic presentation of the relationship among participant culture features, elements of participatory governance and its effects on political development. Literatures were largely drawn from secondary sources. The content(s) of data gathered were appropriately analysed. This study, therefore, concluded that civic political culture has direct significance on participatory governance: it makes the creation of law and social order to be people-driven; and enhances citizens’ involvement in the political self-determination.Keywords: Participatory Governance, Civic Political Culture and Political Development
      PubDate: 2017-02-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 1 (2017)
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