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Title:Have we heard the last? Oil, environmental insecurity, and the impact of the amnesty programme on the Niger Delta resistance movement
Author:Agbiboa, Daniel EgiegbaISNI
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy (ISSN 0305-6244)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Niger Delta conflict
environmental degradation
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03056244.2013.816946
Abstract:This article draws on the theories of relative deprivation (RD) and Edward Azar's protracted social conflicts (PSC) to explain how the twin woes of oil and environmental insecurity are implicated in the Niger Delta conflict. The article presents a new empirical angle on the existing Niger Delta narrative by assessing the impact of the 2009 amnesty programme on resistance movements in the oil-rich region, while focusing on the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). The article argues that the amnesty programme stops short of addressing underlying issues that continue to nurture sustained grievances in the Niger Delta. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]