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Ethno-religious conflicts and democracy in Nigeria

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Human Rights Monitor , Kaduna, Nigeria
Social conflict -- Nigeria., Social conflict -- Nigeria -- Middle Belt., Ethnic conflict -- Nigeria., Ethnic conflict -- Nigeria -- Middle Belt., Conflict management -- Nigeria., Conflict management -- Nigeria -- Middle Belt., Democracy -- Nigeria., Nigeria -- Ethnic relations., Nigeria -- Religion., Middle Belt (Nigeria) -- Ethnic relations., Middle Belt (Nigeria) -- Religion., Nigeria -- Politics and government --
Statementedited by Etannibi E.O. Alemika & Festus Okoye.
ContributionsAlemika, Etannibi E. O., Okoye, Festus.
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LC ClassificationsHN831.A8 E84 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 330 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL19132857M
ISBN 109783607405

Of democracy in Maynot less than one hundred politically, ethnically and religiously motivated conflicts have occurred in Nigeria. This paper examines the persistent waves of ethno-religious and political conflicts and the threat they pose to the nascent democracy in by: 2.

Ethno-religious conflicts and democracy in Nigeria. Kaduna, Nigeria: Human Rights Monitor, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Etannibi E O Alemika. ETHNO – RELIGIOUS CONFLICTS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA: THE THREAT OF THE BOKO HARAM SECT Obagbinoko Clement Odiri Department Of Political Science Delta State University Abraka, Nigeria E-mail: [email protected] Abstract Nigeria unarguably has been a theatre of ethno-religious violence since independence.

Since the emergence of the nascent democracy inPlateau State, North Central Nigeria has become a permanent flashpoint of violent clashes. The State which had hitherto been one of the most relatively peaceful in Nigeria has been deeply enmeshed and suffused in political and ethno-religious conflicts characterized by genocidal.

Nigeria is a plural state with diverse ethnic and religious groups. Since the transition to democratic rule inJos, Plateau State, has experienced violent communal clashes. 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 shaping political consciousness.

Abstract. The heroism of a critical section of the Nigerian press under Nigeria’s military regimes in the s and s Ethno-religious conflicts and democracy in Nigeria book hardly in doubt.

This has been noted and celebrated both in academic and lay literature (Adebanwi,; Ajibade, ; Dare, ; Diamond, ; Director, ; Olukotun, ; Ojo, ). Ethno-Religious Conflict in Northern Nigeria: The Latency of Episodic Genocide by Grace Okoye A Dissertation Presented to the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences of.

Abstract. This article examines the explosion of violent ethno-religious and communal conflicts in Nigeria, contrary to the widespread expectation that the inauguration of the civilian administration would usher in democratic stability.

Based on the historical and political contexts (pre-colonialism, colonialism, post-independence), the author explores the premise that a shift is required in the research of peaceful resolution. Ethno-Religious Conflicts and the Dilemma of Democratic Sustainability in Nigeria Download Journal of Living Together, (1), pp., ISSN: (Print); (Online).

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: conflict, democracy, democratic sustainability, ethnicity, governance, Nigeria, religion. The phenomenon of ethno-religious conflicts in Nigeria has generated sustained academic interest evident in the number of extant literature in relation to the issues.

The nature, scale, forms. Historical Roots of Ethno-Religious Crises And Conflicts in Northern Nigeria: Revised Edition [Turaki, Yusufu] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Historical Roots of Ethno-Religious Crises And Conflicts in Northern Nigeria: Revised Edition Abstract. After about thirty years of military dictatorship, Nigeria found herself again in the mainstream of democratic governance.

While this development was seen by some people as an avenue to explore dividends and goodies of democracy, others saw it as an opportunity to express grievances, the outcome of which is the occurrence and re-occurrence of ethno-religious and political conflicts.

Nigeria continues to witness incidents of ethno-religious and other identity-based conflicts which tear at its fragile unity and obviate efforts at national unity and national development. Indeed, incessant, violent and bloody riots have become a defining characteristic of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic (Alubo, ; Egwu, ).

This article critically examines the elusive search for a true national identity in Nigeria amid persistent ethno-religious conflicts and violent attacks in Nigeria today. The central thesis of this article is that political mobilization drawn along politicized ethno-religious lines has precluded the emergence of a true national identity in Nigeria.

The broad objectives or aims of this research work are simply to know the meaning and contributions of multi-party system and the development of democracy in Nigeria. And these specific objectives are as follows: 1. To find out the relationship between multi-party system and democracy development in Nigeria.

Ethno-Religious Conflicts And The Travails of National Integration In Nigeria's Fourth Republic. By ‘Lanre Olu-Adeyemi. Department of Political Science And Public Administration. Adekunle Ajasin University. PMB Akungba-Akoko.

Ondo State. [email protected] Febru. Conflict is a major problem in any given society and it is often inevitable. Since the re-introduction of democracy in Nigeria inNigeria has become a permanent flashpoint of violent conflicts. These conflicts are political, ethnic, or religious in nature, and.

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Political, ethno-religious or social conflicts often spring from the pursuance of divergent ideas, aspirations and interests expressed by a group of people or individuals under particular environmental conditions.

Nigeria, like many African countries, is a multi-ethnic country with over ethnic groups, where Islam and Christianity are the two predominant religious beliefs. If conflict in Nigeria means the absence of democratic behaviour, it follows, therefore, that conflict in Nigeria is interwoven with the absence of democratic governance.

Gurr (): has also shown that the incidence of conflicts at the global level declined in recent years with the deepening of democratisation.

Inter-ethnic and religious conflict resolution in Nigeria. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, © (OCoLC) Online version: Inter-ethnic and religious conflict resolution in Nigeria.

Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. Political narratives as historical realities: is Jos conflict an ethno-religious conflict. / Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi "Nigeria is not a banana republic": student unionism and policy brutality in Nigeria, / Rasheed O.

Olaniyi - Culture, democracy and governance in Nigeria / Celestine J. Igbokwe-Ibeto and Ighodalo Bassey Akhakpe.

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Nigeria is a multi ethno-religious society with a great potential for social and economic development, although this development is seen by many people as an easy way to enjoy the democratic dividends; others see it as a way to express their grievances.

Therefore, the result is the persistence occurrence of ethno-religious and political conflicts. Furthermore, no religious conflict in the nation is purely religious without ethnicity playing its way in it. Nigeria, as a nation, is bound by various ethnicities or ethnic groups, thus Higazi noted that, ‘the dominant discourses in the conflict refer to political exclusion on the basis of ethnicity and religion Studies on the role of journalists in the Jos ethno- religious conflicts are enormous, but none examines this phenomenon through the theoretical lenses of mediatisation and news framing to understand the logic that underpins the construction of conflict narratives.

While mediatisation describes media logic in news production, news framing suggests the way the narratives which constitute news. Since ethno-religious conflicts are inevitable in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society like Nigeria, there is the need for government to move from conflict resolution to the stage of conflict prevention; provision of adequate and effective security in each state that will respond promptly to any ethno-religious insurgence.

Ethnoreligious Conflict in the Late Twentieth Century: A General Theory. Lexington Books. 11– ISBN Thomas, Martin (October ). "Crisis management in colonial states: Intelligence and counter-insurgency in Morocco and Syria after the First World War".

Intelligence & National Security. 21 (5): –   The gruesome clashes among some of Nigeria’s disparate ethno-religious groups have become a nightmare that haunts the country and constitute a threat to. “The Role of Liberation Theology in the Sustenance of Democracy in Nigeria”, Journal of Christian Religion and Education, 5(1), pp.

Aliyu, S.S. (), “The socil Context of Ethno. Nigeria, like many African countries, is a multi-ethnic country with over ethnic groups, where Islam and Christianity are the two predominant religious beliefs. Since independence, inNigeria has struggled to control ethno-religious conflicts.

Currently, these conflicts are on the increase with the formation of various ethno-religious.Democracy and Ethno-Religious Conflicts in Jos, Plateau State () Ogbuleke Loveday Enyinnaya Peace and Conflict Studies Programme, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria Abstract This study examined democracy and ethno-religious conflicts in Jos, Plateau State in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic.Ethno - Religious Crisis and Nigerian Democracy.

Onodugo ifeanyi chris. Department of public administration, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Dr benjamin a.

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Amujiri. Dept of public administration and local government, University of Nigeria Nsukka. Nwuba, bethram ndibe. Dept. Bussiness administration and management Federal.