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Title:Oil, environment and resource conflicts in Nigeria
Editor:Ikelegbe, Augustine Ovuoronye
Year:2013
Pages:351
Language:English
Series:Politics and economics in Africa
City:Zürich
Publisher:Lit Verlag
ISBN:3825886832; 9783825886837; 3643903154; 9783643903150
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Niger Delta conflict
State-society relationship
oil companies
petroleum industry
sustainable development
government policy
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Abstract:This book presents a critical analysis of how oil and gas exploitation, with its huge negative impacts on environment, development, and human security, has led to civil agitation, state repression, violent conflicts, and insecurity within the Niger Delta in Nigeria. Analyzing public policy and corporate social responsibility practices, the book interrogates the conflicts' communal and regional dimensions in terms of causality, dynamics, and interventions. It also presents strategies and mechanisms for resolving the diverse dimensions of the resource conflicts. Chapters are based on presentations from the mid term International Round Table Conference on 'Public policy, oil and conflict' at the Centre for Population and Development, Benin City, Nigeria (year unknown). Contents: The resource and environmental conflicts in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria: an overview (Augustine Ikelegbe).-- Section I Oil, environment and sustainable development. The impact of gas flaring on rainwater quality in Erhorike, Delta State (Odjugo, P.A.O.); The effects of oil exploration on the primary economy of the Niger Delta (Onovughe O. Ikelegbe); Ecological crisis and health care delivery in the Niger Delta region: towards a GIS-based risk assessment approach (Amos Abu); The ecology-security nexus: oil, environmental pollution, communal unrests and national security in Nigeria (Iyabo Olojede, Banji Fajonyomi & Ighodalo Akhakpe). -- Section II State, oil and conflict. Oil, state policy and conflict in the Niger Delta (Orji Nkwachukwu); Public policy and the Niger Delta question: the case of interventionist development agencies (A.A. Agagu); The resource curse: oil, communal agitation and state repression in the Niger Delta (Augustine Ikelegbe); Oil, youths and urban governance: the case of Warri (Anthony I. Ogbemi-Ifediora). -- Section III Crisis of social responsibility. The crisis in relations: multinational oil companies and host communities in the Niger Delta (Augustine Ikelegbe); The nexus of corporate irresponsibility and state failure in Nigeria: an analytical framework (Remi Medupin); Oil and the politics of corporate social responsibility in the Niger Delta (Dauda S. Garuba). -- Section IV Oil, conflict and national security. Conceptions of Third World security and the management of the emerging threats in the Niger Delta (Christopher Isike); Implications of the Niger Delta conflict for national security in Nigeria (Audu, Gambo). -- Section V The challenges: charting the way forward. Environmental diseconomies and management strategies in the Nigerian petroleum industry: the need to evolve sustainable partnerships with host communities (Christopher O. Orubu, A. Yodele Odusola, and William Ehwarieme); The roles of non-farm employment and rural development in the resolution of the Niger Delta crisis (Okojie, E.I. & Ailemen, M.I.); The case for preventive mechanism as a strategy for resolving communal and ethnic conflicts in the Niger Delta (A.S. Akpotor & J.U. Azelama); Towards understanding and resolving environmental conflicts through research: an assessment of the Niger Delta Environmental Survey (B.A. Chokor). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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