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Title:When corporate citizens 'second-class' national citizens: the antinomies of corporate-mediated social provisioning in Nigeria's oil province
Author:Akpan, WilsonISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Journal of Contemporary African Studies
Volume:27
Issue:1
Pages:105-118
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:oil companies
social services
social conditions
citizenship
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02589000802576715
Abstract:This article explores the contradictions of corporate-aided social provisioning and shows how such contradictions impact on social existence in three oil and gas-producing communities in Nigeria - Oloibiri, Ebubu and Iko in the Niger Delta states of Bayelsa, Rivers and Akwa Ibom respectively. It is based in part on the findings of the author's ethnographic work in the three communities in 2003. The analysis extends the growing scholarly debate that when the State abandons its developmental obligations to the citizenry, and business voluntarily steps on to the centre stage of social provisioning by way of corporate citizenship, the resulting interventions could have profound counter-developmental consequences, especially at the grassroots. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract]
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