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- DescriptionThe Niger Delta Region has in the past two decades experienced protracted violent conflicts. At the roots of these violent conflicts are the genuine quests of the people for sustainable development that is based on social justice, equity, fairness and environmental protection. Although richly endowed, the region is hopelessly poor. This paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty has been attributed to a myriad of factors ranging from Nigeria's centralized federalism, to eth-regional domination, corruption, poor governance, and oil-related environmental degradation. Development in the Niger Delta is vital t only to the stability and prosperity of Nigeria, but also to global energy security. This book provides unique insights into the challenges of development and peace building in the Niger Delta, and insights into other resource-rich but poverty-stricken, conflict-prone regions of the world.
- Author BiographyOkechukwu Ukaga is Executive Director and Extension Professor at the Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership at the University of Minnesota. Ukoha O. Ukiwo is Lecturer in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at the University of Port Harcourt. Ibaba Samuel Ibaba is Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Niger Delta University.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication17/05/2012
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleRoutledge African Studies
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note5 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white tables, 5 black & white line drawings
- Weight272 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Edited byIbaba Samuel Ibaba,Okechukwu Ukaga,Ukoha O. Ukiwo
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