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Ethnic minority conflicts and governance in Nigeria

Rotimi T. Suberu

Ethnic minority conflicts and governance in Nigeria

by Rotimi T. Suberu

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Published by Spectrum Books in Ibadan .
Written in English


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StatementRotimi T. Suberu.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii,98p. ;
Number of Pages98
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22611548M
ISBN 109780291199

Download Citation | Ethnic minorities and the land question in Nigeria | One of the most neglected aspects of the national question discourse in Nigeria is on the role of land as a site and source.   Nigerians hold ethnic and religious affiliations in high esteem; as such, members of one ethnic group view other ethnic groups as different from them. This is why Osaghae (, p. 11) defined ethnicity as “the employment or mobilization of ethnic identity and difference to gain advantage in situations of competition, conflict or cooperation”.

South Sudan produces the ethnic security dilemma where ethnic grievances prevailed due to unequal or unfair governance resulting in inter-communal violence between the Murle and Nuer tribes in Jonglei, South Sudan. The conflict led to the Murle demanding an independent state of their own, from Jonglei, due to lack of representation in the state. Get this from a library! Ethnic structure, inequality and governance of public sector in Nigeria. [Abdul Raufu Mustapha; United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.].

Nigeria is neither the first nor the last nation to come face to face with the ugly face of its past. In , the United States of America rose in democratic unison to right the systemic historic. Abstract. The Nigerian oil industry received extensive international media coverage following the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa in As leader of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Saro-Wiwa denounced the Nigerian government and the transnational oil corporations — especially Royal Dutch/Shell — for having caused considerable environmental and social damage to .


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Ethnic minority conflicts and governance in Nigeria by Rotimi T. Suberu Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria explores and analyses the underlying sources and salient features of recent ethnic minority conflicts in Nigeria, the largely controversial policies by which the Nigerian state has sought to contain these conflicts, and the prospects and preconditions for a more stable and equitable system of federal governance in the by: In Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria.

IFRA-Nigeria. doi/ Suberu, Rotimi T. “Ethnic Minority Problems and Governance in Nigeria: Retrospect and Prospect”.Cited by: 1. A key feature of recent Nigerian politics is the strident agitation by ethnic minority communities, and other presumably disadvantaged groups, over what is now widely referred to as the ”national question”.

This study seeks to undertake an analysis of two of the most turbulent cases of ethnic minority tensions and protests in contemporary Nigeria, paying particular attention to their. Ethnic minority conflicts and governance in Nigeria [Suberu, Rotimi T] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Ethnic minority conflicts and governance in NigeriaAuthor: Rotimi T Suberu. Nigeria’s current ethnic minority problems have been shaped by developments in the country’s recent and distant past.

Indeed, by most accounts, the fortunes of Nigeria’s ethnic minorities have varied in tandem with changes in the internal territorial configuration of the federation, in the composition and orientation of successive federal government administrations, and in the rules for Author: Rotimi T.

Suberu. Ethnic minority tensions and conflicts in southern Kaduna have probably engendered far more serious violence than any other forms of communal instability in recent Nigerian history. Because these conflicts and tensions have deep roots in northern Nigerian history, it is useful to examine this historical background before proceeding to discuss the complex facts and facets of ethnic minority Cited by: 1.

This book offers a thematic study of key debates in the history of the ethnic politics, democratic governance, and minority rights in Nigeria. Nigeria provides a framework for examining the central paradox in post-colonial nation building projects in Africa – the tension between majority rule and minority.

Isa-Odidi, Nabila, Ethnic Conflict in Plateau State: The Need to Eliminate the Indigene/Settler Dichotomy in Nigeria 12 No. 1 Hum. Rts. Br Johnson, D. P Jnr () ‘Igbo’ in Africana; Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience eds: K A Appiah and H L Gates (New York: Basic/Civitas Books).

(New York: Longman, ); Suberu, Rotimi T., Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria (Ibadan, Nigeria: Spectrum Books, ); Hechter (fn. 6), 57 For more on how this article's logic explains developments in the USSR and Russia, see Henry E. Hale, “Designing Ethnofederalism for Divided Societies: Why Russia Survives Where.

Nigeria has about ethnic groups that are broadly divided into ethnic “majorities” and ethnic “minorities”. The major ethnic groups are the Hausa-Fulani of the north, the Yoruba of the southwest, and the Igbo of the southeast.

These three “hegemonic” ethnic groups constituted per cent of the national population in the Keywords: Ethnicity, Ethnic crises, Good governance, Sustainable National development.

Introduction Nigeria is a country of over four hundred ethnic groups and numerous sub-ethnic groups with different backgrounds. Though, these ethnic groups exist independently of each other, they had interacted with one.

Get this from a library. Ethnic minority conflicts and governance in Nigeria. [Rotimi T Suberu; Institut français de recherche en Afrique.]. The basis for interrogating the issues of ethnic minorities and their experiences with conflict in Nigeria hinges on the implications of such conflicts for overall national development.

It is commonly understood that conflict-ridden societies generally have dismal records of economic development. Ethno-religious conflict is a form of conflict supposedly generated on the basis of real or imagined “difference” rooted in ethnic and religious identities. It is “supposedly” because of the need to avoid the essentialism that characterizes discourses on identity politics, especially the independent power assigned to these identities in.

Ethnic Conflicts, Democratic Governance and Administration in Nigeria: The Relevance of Hislope’s Generosity Moments Theory as a Solution.

Ethnic conflicts are some of the major challenges facing the world, and Africa in particular, today. These conflicts also have a compounding influence on other issues such as political, economic and social stability.

The case of ethnic conflict in Nigeria is illustrative of this point, and indeed multi-faceted and extremely complex. Abstract. The upsurge of ethnic identity conflict in Africa poses a challenge to the African state system and international political order. The present nature of the African state system provides the basis for ethnic identity conflict in different parts of Africa in countries such as Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Cameroon.

The search for forms of governance in multi-ethnic societies is an important issue which needs to be addressed in the transition from one world order to another.

It will require fundamental changes in our perceptions of global security, sovereignty, and multi-ethnic societies.

Most ethnic or minority conflicts today have a substantial. PDF | On Jan 1,Hilal Wani and others published Ethnic Conflict, Democracy and Good Governance: Case of Nigeria | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate. Many states are wrecked by ethnic dissension’ In the words of Nobert Gabiro (): ‘Among the most significant and growing challenges to peace, freedom, democratic governance and the rule of law in Africa are ethnic, racial, communal and religious intolerance and conflicts’.

Get this from a library! Ethnic Minority Conflicts and Governance in Nigeria. [Rotimi T Suberu].Ethnicity and Development in Nigeria. This Publication's Related Information. Projects; Ethnic Conflict and Development; Ethnic Diversity and Public Policies; Ethnic Structure, Inequality and Governance of the Public Sector; Publications; Achieving SDG A Global Review of Public Service Inclusion Strategies for Ethnic and Religious Minorities.This book offers a thematic study of key debates in the history of the ethnic politics, democratic governance, and minority rights in Nigeria.