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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: 10)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Academicus International Scientific Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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Adıyaman Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 133)
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Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Alteridade     Open Access  
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 31)
Annuaire de l’EHESS     Open Access  
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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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: 4)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BARATARIA. Revista Castellano-Manchega de Ciencias sociales     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
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: 26)
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: 29)
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: 10)
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: 9)
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: 3)
Contemporary Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Contribuciones desde Coatepec     Open Access  
Convergencia     Open Access  
Corporate Reputation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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: 13)
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)
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: 60)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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: 13)
Equidad y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EspacesTemps.net     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: 7)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription  
FIVE : The Claremont Colleges Journal of Undergraduate Academic Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Flaubert     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Formation emploi     Open Access  
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Forum Marsilius-Kolleg     Open Access  

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  • Mary Mitchell Slessor (1848 – 1915) and Her Impact on the Missionary
           Enterprise in the Cross River Region, Nigeria

    • Authors: Augustine Odey Onah
      Abstract: Born December 2, 1848 in Gilcomston, Aberdeen, Scotland, MARY Mitchell Slessor, a five foot, red haired Scottish Missionary who pioneered her way into the jungles of Africa was undoubtedly one of the most outstanding missionaries who made tremendous contributions to evangelism, charity work, educational and healthcare services and publicized Nigeria in the map of the world. She faced many challenges living with the villagers, and at times, even had to be a peacemaker between tribesmen. Her work and strong personality allowed her to be trusted and accepted by the locals while spreading Christianity in Nigeria, promoting women’s rights, rescuing unwanted children and protecting native children. She died on 13 January, 1915 (aged 66) at Use Ikot Oku, Calabar, Nigeria. Beyond contribution to knowledge, this brief work is a legacy of Mary Mitchell Slessor’s contributions to the evangelization of Nigeria and Church History.
      PubDate: 2016-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • The Neglected Sector That Can Make a Difference Towards 2030

    • Authors: Chibuikem Charles Nnaeme
      Abstract: Unemployment is not only an economic concern but also a political, social and ethical challenge that National Development Plan (NDP)’ s vision 2030 aims to abate through its strategy for full employment. The NDP vision 2030 was so huge that it arguably undermined a major sector in employment creation in developing countries: the informal sector.1 The NDP is debatably unable to foster a viable alternative to joblessness that will decline the current dimension of unemployed labour force, the low-skilled labour. Joblessness in South Africa is highly linked to the level of skills or educational qualification at one’s disposal. This means that the bulge of unemployment, in general, is within those with less formal education qualifications. According to World Bank statistics, the bulk of unemployment in South Africa has been among the primary and secondary education leavers. This paper argues that the NDP 2030 undermined the impact of informal economic activities such as skills acquisition to uplift people out of poverty and unemployment.
      PubDate: 2016-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Human Resource Subjects Allocation and Students’ Academic Performance in
           Secondary Schools in Obudu Local Government Council, Nigeria

    • Authors: JA Undie, Joan Nike Ada
      Abstract: This study investigated human resource subjects’ allocation and students’ academic performance in Secondary Schools in Obudu, Nigeria. The relevant variables of teachers subject was used as independent variable while the dependent variables were students’ academic performance. Six hundred teachers from 20 secondary schools were sampled for the study through stratified sampling technique. Teachers’ placement was correlated with students’ academic performance in NECO examinations in English Language and Mathematics on the basis of schools while the relationship between teachers’ placement and extent of their task accomplishment were correlated on the basis of individual teachers. Teachers’ subject placement had positive direct relationship on students’ academic performance. Government and proprietors of schools should recruit competent teachers to reduce incidence of inverse relationship between teacher demand and supply.
      PubDate: 2016-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Aspects of the Negation Systems of English and Urhobo: A Contrastive
           Inquiry

    • Authors: Monday O. Akpojisheri, Stella I. Ekpe
      Abstract: The contrastive analysis of aspects of the negation systems of English and Urhobo was undertaken to reveal areas of difference and similarity. Negation in English and Urhobo was examined in the sentence types – declarative, interrogative and imperative. Data for the study were collected from texts written in English by native and non-native speakers of English. For Urhobo, data were collected from books and articles written in Urhobo by native speakers of the language. The data were juxtaposed, analysed and contrasted. It was found that the languages differ in the morphological marking of the category of negation. Urhobo adopts a process of vowel lengthening or duplication, which involves suffixation, as well as focus marking in some sentences, but without the negative marker “not”. It was also observed that in English, negative markers “not” and “don’t” are mostly used in declarative, imperative and interrogative sentences. These differences may constitute difficulties to Urhobo learners of English negation system. Learners would therefore need to be exposed to a wide variety of materials dealing with the negation system of English.
      PubDate: 2016-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Poverty Alleviation Programmes in Nigeria: Reflections on Methodology

    • Authors: Simon Odey Ering, Okorie Kalu Osonwa, Joshua O. Nweke
      Abstract: Policies and programmes aimed at addressing poverty have been initiated and pursued since Nigeria’s political independence in 1960. Most of these policies and programmes have had minimal or no significant effect in changing the well-being of the rural poor. The paper takes a critical reflection on methodology adopted in poverty alleviation programmes since 1960 in Nigeria. In it, we have argued that past poverty alleviation policies and programmes have been elitist and non-participatory, especially by the target population. In most cases the designs for poverty alleviations are characterized by improper conceptualization, grandiosity and lack of social justice even in implementation. Based on the findings, we recommended that poverty alleviation policies and programmes must involve the people (target group) from the initiation to the execution stages. We suggested a paradigm shift in the process of policy making and implementation to involve the local people (those at the grassroot), based on participatory development approach. This approach will make for sustainable development.Keywords: Poverty, alleviation programmes, theoretical reflections
      PubDate: 2016-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Coping With Job Stress in the Banking Sector: A Study of Guaranty Trust
           Bank Plc in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

    • Authors: Joshua O. Nweke
      Abstract: Job stress has adverse effects on both organizations and employees. Previous studies examining the causes of job stress paid little attention to stress management and coping strategies, especially in the banking sector. This study therefore aimed to determine the various ways employees in the banking sector could cope with workplace stress. The questionnaire instrument used in this study focused on respondents’ demographic characteristics and the coping strategies adopted in overcoming workplace stress. Twenty eight bank workers participated in this study. Symbolic interactionism and macro-analytic, state-oriented theories formed the framework. Results indicate that stress on the job reduces when employees i) do physical exercises like jugging, aerobatics and regular visit to the gym (89%), ii) have more control over their jobs (93%), iii) are allowed to handle family issues inbetween their duties (61%), iv) are allowed to work in their areas of specialization (100%), v) have conducive working environment (93%), vi) have job security (71%), vii) have no deadlines on job delivery (89%), viii) receive in-service training to keep them abreast of new trends on their jobs (86%), and ix) are granted leaves. In view of the foregoing, the study recommends that employers should assign employees responsibilities in their areas of specialization. They should also organize periodic seminars to keep workers abreast with the current trends in global banking system.Keywords: Banking, Coping strategies, Stress management
      PubDate: 2016-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Opposition Party, Political Ideology and the Consolidation of Democracy in
           Nigeria

    • Authors: Austin Aghemelo, Tunde Agara
      Abstract: Perhaps more than any other thing, the choice of and claims to the practice of democracy as a governmental format by virtually all nations of the world has lent credence to the fact that the world is globalising. The essential feature of democracy which lies in its concern for the participation of the member in the process by which the community is governed, equally gives to each citizen a public office, a place in the sovereign tribunal. The citizen in his political capacity therefore, becomes a public agent, thereby making government not a tool for impulsiveness but the instrument of collective deliberation. Democracy, therefore, is the substitution of the method of mutual consultation and voluntary agreement for the method of subordination of the many to the few enforced from above. Inherent in this is that any form of exclusion from participation becomes a subtle form of suppression. This is what allows for the recognition of opposition party and opposite views which has become an important mainstay of every democratic format. Nigeria has not fared well in respecting opposition and their views. This paper therefore proposes to trace the development of opposition party system in Nigeria from 1960 but will essentially argue that opposition parties have not fared well in Nigerian politics partly because there is no clear cut ideological difference between both the party in power and the opposition.Democracy is unthinkable save in terms of parties.E. E. Schattschneider (1942: 1)Above everything, the people are powerless if the political enterprise is not competitive. It is the competition of political organizations that provides the people with the opportunity to make a choice. Without this opportunity popular sovereignty amounts to nothing.E. E. Schattschneider (1960: 137)
      PubDate: 2016-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Activities of Faith-Based Christian Organizations and the Economic
           Empowerment of Female Members in Southern Senatorial District, Cross River
           State, Nigeria: Implications for Community Social Work and Non-Formal
           Education

    • Authors: C. Manyo Erim, Simon Ibor Akpama, Love Joseph Asor
      Abstract: The study investigated whether the activities of faith-based organizations influence the economic empowerment of their female members with varied implications for community social work and non formal in the southern senatorial district of Cross River State, Nigeria. The study population comprised eight thousand, eight hundred (8,800) female members registered in one hundred and fifty-nine (159) churches in the study area. From this population a sample of eight hundred and eight (880) members were drawn using stratified random sampling. Data collected were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA). The results showed that the activities of faithbased Christian organizations in vocational training empowered female members through skills acquisition, income generation, decision making, reduction in illiteracy rate, increased food production and healthy lifestyle. Provision of loan facilities by the organizations also exerted significant influence on the empowerment of female members in all the dimensions of economic empowerment except in the area of income generation. We suggest that the faith-based organizations should collaborate with foreigner donor agencies to further improve the social and economic wellbeing of their members. Also non-formal education programme providers should incorporate income generation activities into its literacy programmes.Keywords: Faith-based Christian Organizations, Economic empowerment., female, Cross River state, Nigeria
      PubDate: 2016-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention Activities of Faith-Based Christian Organizations and
           Empowerment of Female Members in the Southern Senatorial District of Cross
           River State, Nigeria

    • Authors: Simon Ibor Akpama, Costly Manyo Erim, Emenike John Umesi
      Abstract: The study investigated the HIV/AIDS prevention activities of faith based Christian organizations in the southern senatorial District of Cross River State, Nigeria. One hypothesis guided the study which was conducted using the ex-post facto research design. A validated instrument was used for data collection from a study population of eight thousand eight hundred (8800) female members of the faith based organizations. Eight hundred and eighty (880) members were selected for the study using stratified random sampling and the resulting data were analysed using the one way analysis of variance. The results showed that HIV/AIDS activities of faith-based Christian organizations significantly influenced the empowerment of female members in all six dimensions of empowerment which included skills acquisition, income generation, decision making, reducing illiteracy rate, increased food production and healthy lifestyle. Based on these findings, it was recommended that the faith-based Christian organizations should collaborate with relevant agencies, community based workers and non-formal education providers to improve HIV/AIDS prevention service delivery in the study area.Keywords: Prevention, Activities, HIV/AIDS, Empowerment, Faith Based Christian Organizations
      PubDate: 2016-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Cost Information and Business Strategy: A Synergistic Approach to Ensuring
           Valid Business Decision and Growth

    • Authors: Sunday O. Effiok, Peter K. Bessong
      Abstract: Cost accounting information is one of the enduring tools of management for planning, decision making and control. If this information is wrongly applied, it can jeopardize the revenue aspect of the business and by extension the overall performance of the entity. This paper examines cost information and business strategy as a synergistic approach to ensuring valid business decisions and growth. The ex-post facto and descriptive research designs were used to elicit information from respondents. The paper adopted the ordinary least square analytical technique for data analysis. Findings revealed that inadequate cost information, obsolete costing techniques and ineffective corporate governance impact on organizational performance. We suggest that corporate entities should place more priority on cost information, novel costing techniques and effective corporate governance to facilitate growth, especially in the real sector of the economy in a volatile business environment.Keywords: Cost information, business strategy, corporate governance, growth
      PubDate: 2016-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Rewriting Abdulmutallab: A Crisis Management Guide in National Development

    • Authors: Garhe Osiebe
      Abstract: This paper centers on the situation in Nigeria resulting from the President’s vacation of office in 2009 and the implications of this on the country’s foreign policy operations at a time a young Nigerian male had been arrested for attempting to blowup an American passenger airline on Christmas day. A public interview granted by Nigeria’s then Foreign Affairs Minister on the BBC’s HARDtalk themed on these issues and a Press Conference hurriedly arranged at the Minister’s behest at the UN’s Headquarters in New York a day later form the core of the paper’s critique which draws on relevant theoretical perspectives.Keywords: Abdulmutallab, terrorism, crisis management, political communication
      PubDate: 2016-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Rhetorical Strategies in Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the
           Savannah

    • Authors: Monday Ojevwe Akpojisheri
      Abstract: The paper examines rhetorical strategies in Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah and how they are used by characters for the purpose of persuading their listeners. Data for the study were selected specifically from chapters nine and twelve of the novel and analysed for their rhetorical effects based on the Gricean co-operative principle of conversation and argument. The two main speakers identified in the chapters were successful in persuading their audiences by making use of relevant strategies of reference to authorities, local and familiar materials, beliefs, attitudes and values of their listeners. This made them show a high degree of sincerity in their presentations, making it possible for them to achieve their aims of speaking.
      PubDate: 2016-01-11
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016)
       
  • Organized Violence: Ngwa Peoples' Perception of Causes, Types and
           Community Impacts

    • Authors: Kingsley Chigbu, Beverly Black
      Abstract: Organized violence, such as terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery, reprisal attacks, rape, and murder are serious epidemic, affecting institutions, communities, and individuals on a global scale. In Nigeria, between 2001 and 2011, incidences of organized violence increased from about 0.6% to about 99.4%. The Ngwa tribe (eastern Nigeria) has been particularly impacted by the increase in organized violence. This qualitative study purposefully sampled adults from the Ngwa (N=22), living in the U.S. examined their perceptions of the meaning of organized violence, its causes and its impact The study used an online and self-administered survey comprising 21 items.. Data were analyzed using the NVIVo software package for qualitative analysis. Implications for policy and future research efforts with regards to the prevention of organized violence in Nigerian communities are discussed.Keywords: Organized violence; Ngwa people
      PubDate: 2015-01-14
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2015)
       
 
 
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