The movements of 2011 were motivated by multiple grievances, but the common underlying factors were socioeconomic grievances and a rejection of the neoliberal program.
Rapidly rising international food prices caused the urban middle class to experience acute food insecurity, which is linked to the unrest resulting in the Arab Spring.
Neo-liberalism in the self-proclaimed guise of an eutopia allows violence against other utopias, thus validating the very concerns espoused by classical liberal scholars.
Alternative development programmes, and supply-side policies in general, have been ineffective in combating illegal drug production at the national and regional level.
The nature of sovereignty exposes the definition of state failure and, as such, the challenge to the Westphalian model that failed states represent.
Failed states signal that the Westphalian model lacks empirical support and is a simple political construction that deserves greater theoretical scrutiny.
Whilst Nigeria’s history of colonialism can partly explain the difficulties of achieving a functioning federalism, its ‘resource course’ is also a significant hindrance.
With an increasing world population and changing weather patterns, governments must rapidly address concerns regarding international policy on food security.
The absence of preemptive and positive complementarity in the ICC’s proceedings is the largest obstacle to creating a lasting benefit for African state judicial systems.
To correctly assess contemporary reevaluations of development theory, we must understand its origins and their effect on how the global community views development today.
Critics of human security argue that its adoption has done little to change the behaviour of states or alleviate pressures of everyday life of the most vulnerable.
Constructivism captures the political nature of the climate change issue and is able to put it in its respective historical and social context.