FOREIGN POLICIES OF AFRICA AND THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

1.0 INTRODUCTION In discussing the foreign policies of Africa and the developing countries, it is not possible to discuss the foreign policies of each individual African country or developing country, rather we see their foreign policies articulated in various multilateral bodies and their activities like the Non-aligned Movement, Economic Community of West African States, Organization…

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NEGOTIATING SKILLS

1.0 INTRODUCTION Notwithstanding the extra-ordinary advantages of joint problem-solving, many negotiators lack training in the skills necessary for its most effective use. This in part, is because in many cultures only negative values are placed on “conflict” and the skills required to confront and manage it effectively are not sufficiently valued to be taught at…

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UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING EFFORTS CONTENTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION Peacemaking missions of the United Nations have changed substantially since their inception in the 1940s. Early “first generation” peacekeeping missions were aimed to terminate armed conflict. Military observers would be placed between opposing armies, with consent, pending political settlement of their dispute. Peacekeeping missions monitored truces and cease-fire and provided buffer zones while…

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THE POWER THEORY

1.0 INTRODUCTION We will examine the power theory in this unit. We should at this juncture remember that the issue of power and how it is used is central to the study of Political Science and international relations. The power approach is a way of understanding relations among nations in contradistinction to the legalistic and…

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