Dynamics of Politics and Democracy

Dynamics of Politics and Democracy is an international peer-reviewed and scholarly journal that promotes high-quality interdisciplinary research on wide areas of democracy and political science. Dynamics of Politics and democracy welcomes submissions of scientifically-developed research manuscripts aiming to address serious issues related to politics and democracy.

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Dynamics of Politics and Democracy is an international peer-reviewed and scholarly journal that promotes high-quality interdisciplinary research on wide areas of democracy and political science. Dynamics of Politics and democracy welcomes submissions of scientifically-developed research manuscripts aiming to address serious issues related to politics and democracy.

Published
2022-03-29

Articles

The effect of society participation, budget, and organization on the effectiveness of pond maintenance program in Kobalima District, Malaka Regency

Purpose: The discussion of this research is Society Participation, Budget, and Organization on the Effectiveness of Pond Maintenance Program in Kobalima District, Malaka Regency. Research Methodology: This study uses quantitative research methods with sampling techniques in research using the Slovin formula and data analysis techniques using regression, namely looking for the effect of each independent variable on the dependent variable, and the instrument used in this study is intended to produce accurate data by using a Likert scale. Results: Each independent variable, namely society participation, budget, and organization, partially has a significant influence on the effectiveness of the pond maintenance program. Simultaneous society participation, budget, and organization also have a significant effect on the effectiveness of the pond maintenance program. Limitations: Research variables are complex and research results may change in the future. Contribution: Research findings can serve as a basis for evaluation and the basis for maintaining existing good performance in promoting an effective pond maintenance program.

The Indigeneity Clause and the Mismanagement of Ethnic Diversity in Nigeria

Purpose: Nigeria is characterized by ethnic diversity and the quest to achieve ‘unity in diversity’ led to its adoption of federalism as the basic structure and principle of governance. Over six decades after independence, the country remains sharply divided along ethnic lines, and national unity remains a mirage. While there is a burgeoning body of research on the causes, manifestations, and consequences of ethnic diversity mismanagement in Nigeria, few attempts have been made to analytically study the effects of constitutional provisions on the phenomenon. The study, thus, examined the effects of the indigeneity clause in the Nigerian constitution on ethnic diversity management in the country. Research methodology: The study is based on a review of secondary data on Nigeria’s constitutional provisions and institutional processes. Results: It identified that the indigeneity clause in the country’s constitutions has created different notions of citizenship and further exacerbated differences between ethnic groups in the country. The clause established two classes of Nigerians, indigenes, and settlers, and the ensuing ‘us against them’ culture lies at the root of ethnic tensions witnessed in the country. Limitations: Other issues, apart from the indigeneity clause, may also lead to the mismanagement of ethnic diversity in the country. Contribution: The findings and recommendations of the study provide a veritable template to help ensure good ethnic diversity management in Nigeria and other multi-ethnic states.