Oil Politics and Violence

Written By Max Siollun
Oil  Politics and Violence
  • Publsiher : Algora Publishing
  • Release : 04 December 2021
  • ISBN : 0875867081
  • Pages : 268 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Oil Politics and Violence written by Max Siollun which was release on 04 December 2021, this book published by Algora Publishing. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: "An insider traces the details of hope and ambition gone wrong in the Giant of Africa, Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. When it gained independence from Britain in 1960, hopes were high that, with mineral wealth and over 140 million people, the most educated workforce in Africa, Nigeria would become Africa s first superpower and a stabilizing democratic influence in the region. However, these lofty hopes were soon dashed and the country lumbered from crisis to crisis, with the democratic government eventually being overthrown in a violent military coup in January 1966. From 1966 until 1999, the army held onto power almost uninterrupted under a succession of increasingly authoritarian military governments and army coups. Military coups and military rule (which began as an emergency aberration) became a seemingly permanent feature of Nigerian politics. The author names names, and explores how British influence aggravated indigenous rivalries. He shows how various factions in the military were able to hold onto power and resist civil and international pressure for democratic governance by exploiting the country's oil wealth and ethnic divisions to its advantage."--Publisher's description.

Oil Politics and Violence

Oil  Politics and Violence
  • Author : Max Siollun
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 268
  • ISBN : 0875867081
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Summary : "An insider traces the details of hope and ambition gone wrong in the Giant of Africa, Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. When it gained independence from Britain in 1960, hopes were high that, with mineral wealth and over 140 million people, the most educated workforce in Africa, Nigeria would become Africa s ...

Oil Politics and Violence

Oil  Politics and Violence
  • Author : Max Siollun
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 268
  • ISBN : 0875867081
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Summary : "An insider traces the details of hope and ambition gone wrong in the Giant of Africa, Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. When it gained independence from Britain in 1960, hopes were high that, with mineral wealth and over 140 million people, the most educated workforce in Africa, Nigeria would become Africa s ...

Displacement and the Politics of Violence in Nigeria

Displacement and the Politics of Violence in Nigeria
  • Author : Paul Ellsworth Lovejoy,Pat Ama Tokunbo Williams
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0875867081
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Summary : This volume examines the religious, ethnic, and class basis of political insecurity in Nigeria that has resulted in the maintanance of military rule in the 1990s. Political repression and secular strife have made it difficult for the democratic opposition to end military dictatorship....

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  • Author : Cyril Obi,Siri Aas Rustad
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-02-10
  • Total pages : 268
  • ISBN : 0875867081
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Summary : The recent escalation in the violent conflict in the Niger Delta has brought the region to the forefront of international energy and security concerns. This book analyses the causes, dynamics and politics underpinning oil-related violence in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It focuses on the drivers of the conflict, ...

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  • Author : Cyril I. Obi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 38
  • ISBN : 0875867081
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Summary : Revised version of a paper"Structural instability and governance in Sub-Saharan Africa - perspectives to conflicts and conflict prevention", 2003....

Oil Politics

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  • Author : Nnimmo Bassey
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03
  • Total pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0875867081
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Summary : The essays here contribute to developing and deepening an understanding of the ecological challenges ravaging Nigeria, Africa and our world today. They illustrate the global nature of these terrors. These essays are are intended as calls to action, as a means of encouraging others facing similar threats to share their ...

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Crude Existence
  • Author : Kristin Reed
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-15
  • Total pages : 323
  • ISBN : 0875867081
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Summary : After decades of civil war and instability, the African country of Angola is experiencing a spectacular economic boom thanks to its most valuable natural resource: oil. Focusing on the everyday realities of people living in the extraction zones, Reed explores the exclusion, degradation, and violence that are the fruits of ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1621
  • Total pages : 212
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Petro sexual Politics

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  • Author : Heather M. Turcotte
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 484
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People politics Pipelines and the Curse of Baku Oil

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  • Author : Douglas J.E. Rycroft
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 152
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  • Author : Christoph Vogel
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2011-11-04
  • Total pages : 39
  • ISBN : 0875867081
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Summary : Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Africa, grade: 2,0, University of Cologne (Institut für Afrikanistik), course: Konfliktherd Nigeria, language: English, abstract: Mineral wealth and concomitant phenomena of violence state weakness and corruption have been widely brought into contact by numerous scholars, as ...

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  • Author : Shola Omotola
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 31
  • ISBN : 0875867081
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The State Accumulation and Violence

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  • Author : Nyemutu Roberts
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 74
  • ISBN : 0875867081
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Beyond Blood Oil

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  • Author : Leif Wenar
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-08-15
  • Total pages : 206
  • ISBN : 0875867081
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Summary : Beyond Blood Oil expands on the themes and proposals laid out in Leif Wenar's previous book and engages a distinguished group of scholars to explore philosophical arguments, assessing the prospects of his practical policy proposal. The book addresses how oil resources can undermine democracy and discusses moral obligations of those ...

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  • Author : Nicholas Shaxson
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0875867081
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Summary : Each week the oil and gas fields of sub-Saharan Africa produce well over a billion dollars' worth of oil, an amount that far exceeds development aid to the entire African continent. Yet the rising tide of oil money is not promoting stability and development, but is instead causing violence, poverty, ...