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The Role Of The Commonwealth Organization In Global Governance, 1945-2020.

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dc.contributor.advisor Kolapo, Femi Toyin, Isaac 2022-10-05T14:36:02Z 2022-10-05T14:36:02Z 2022-09 2022-09-21
dc.description.abstract Despite the Commonwealth Organization being one of the oldest intergovernmental organizations and the only international organization that survived the Cold War, its role in global governance has been neglected by scholars in the field of International Relations. This is because many do not see it as an international organization but as a mere shadow of the defunct British Empire. This study examines the extent to which the Commonwealth of Nations (CWN), as an international organization, has successfully brought together countries from all levels of development (developed, developing, and undeveloped) into equal partnership. The study examines the organization's role in global governance, the evolution of its membership and the dynamics of its cooperation. It identified four distinct epochs of the evolution of the CWN and particularly on the “new” Commonwealth which came into existence in the 1940s. The research explored the raison d’etre of each of these stages to understand the nature of the Commonwealth cooperation and the organization’s roles in offering solutions to world problems and utilizing global opportunities. The study argues that the organization emerged as a global vanguard for democracy and the promotion of human rights. It employs various strategies to compel or promote change in its member states that were accused of gross violation of the Commonwealth principles as in the case of the military junta-led Nigeria between the 1980s and 1990s. These strategies included persuasive diplomacy, economic and political sanctions, peer pressure, and promises, including, for example, suspending Nigeria from the organization. The study assesses the effectiveness of the organization's use of these strategies on Nigeria and observed that the Commonwealth possesses the best multilateralism and conflict resolution approach than any other international organization. It assesses the role of the Commonwealth in Nigeria’s return to democracy as a case study of how the Commonwealth became a significant force in promoting and sustaining peace, order, stability, development and good governance as an Institution of global governance. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en
dc.subject Global Governance en_US
dc.subject Multilateralism en_US
dc.subject Commonwealth Organization en_US
dc.subject International Organization en_US
dc.subject Pro-democracy movement in Nigeria en_US
dc.subject Evolution of the Commonwealth en_US
dc.subject Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group en_US
dc.subject Commonwealth Heads of States and Government (CHOGM) en_US
dc.subject Nigerian Foreign Policy en_US
dc.subject Nigeria and the Commonwealth en_US
dc.subject Commonwealth and Global Governance en_US
dc.subject Commonwealth an International Organization en_US
dc.subject Commonwealth and Conflict resolution / Management en_US
dc.subject Nigeria Commonwealth Ogoni Nine Abiola Kudirat Ken Saro-Wiwa Hafsat en_US
dc.subject Abach Commonwealth NADECO, en_US
dc.subject June Twelve Ninety Ninety Four Election en_US
dc.subject Nigeria Commonwealth Crises/ Conflict and International Community en_US
dc.subject Nigeria return to democracy en_US
dc.subject Commonwealth and the promotion of human rights and democracy en_US
dc.subject Commonwealth and Sustainable Development Goals, en_US
dc.subject Commonwealth and Millennium Development Goals en_US
dc.subject Commonwealth and the United Nations en_US
dc.title The Role Of The Commonwealth Organization In Global Governance, 1945-2020. en_US
dc.title.alternative The Role Of The Commonwealth Organization In Global Governance, 1945-2020, With Reference To Nigeria As A Case Study. en_US
dc.type Thesis en History en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of History en_US
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