Greener Journal of Social Sciences

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Ogunmodede and Ebijuwa

Greener Journal of  Social Sciences Vol. 3 (1), pp. 050-057, January 2013

  ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 112412291

 

Problems of Conservation and Preservation of Library Resources in African Academic Libraries: A Review of Literature

 

*Ogunmodede, Thomas A., Ebijuwa, Adefunke Sarah

 

Olusegun Oke Library, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.

tamodede @ yahoo.com, funkies_2005 @ yahoo.com

 

*Corresponding Author’s Email: tamodede @ yahoo.com


Abstract:

Since expiry of the Cold War in the early 1990s, global conflicts have become internalized in character. This shows a large proportion of humanity still live in dysfunctional internalized political structures that generate conflicts. Thinking by members of the international community on these trends have been instructive. From Kosovo, to the former Yugoslav Republic, then to Sudan, there is the acceptance – tacitly it may seem, that peace could come only through outright break-up of existing dysfunctional polities. This paper highlights utilities of such recent international moves in the context of interrogating how we can enhance enduring peace in other locations. In this instance, I argue that, there is a dire need to elongate the principles of self-determination as a basis for re-formatting all failed/failing state structures in Africa. Such a radical departure readily incorporates an adjunct ‘right to secession’ as an attribute to all ‘national groups within a state in the context of an elongating of the self-determination principle.

Keywords: Secession, Universalism, Justice, Humanity, Self Determination.

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