Oil, Democracy and the Promise of True Federalism in Nigeria

Oil, Democracy and the Promise of True Federalism in Nigeria


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The Niger-Delta region is prone to conflicts and restiveness as a consequence of oil activities and under development, which, ultimately induce poverty. Oil, Democracy and the Promise of True Federalism in Nigeria attempts to demonstrate this unfortunate byproduct of federalism in Nigeria. Calling for resource control and the practice of True Federalism, the contributors of this volume identify some of the major endemic problems for the Niger-Delta people. It is in this light, that the contributors have presented the contending views on the challenges and opportunities on Nigeria's path towards the practice of True Federalism. Offering solution ideas for Niger-Delta development and the promotion of a peaceful coexistence, this comprehensive volume proposes hopeful, yet powerful arguments for the Niger-Delta region.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761839286
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 04/04/2008
Pages: 510
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.44(d)

About the Author

Augustine A. Ikein, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Economics, Finance and Policy Studies, at Delaware State University. Professor Ikein was also a recipient of the United States Fulbright Fellowship Award and a Visiting Fulbright Scholar to University of Port Harcourt, 1998-1999. Steve Azaiki, Ph.D., is the former Secretary to Bayelsa State Government 2002-2005 and is the current President of the World Environmental Movement for Africa (WEMFA) in Nigeria. D.S.P. Alamieyeseigha, Ph.D., was the First Executive Governor of Bayelsa State of Nigeria, 1999 through 2005.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Foreword Chapter 3 Introduction to Nigeria and the Politics of Niger Delta Development Chapter 4 The History of Oil, Niger Delta and the Development of Nigeria Chapter 5 Niger Delta: The Geography, People and Development Chapter 6 Niger Delta and Indigenous Development Chapter 7 Introduction to the Nature of Pre-Industrial Environmental Management and Ecological Stewardship in Nigeria Chapter 8 Oil and Gas Politics in the Niger Delta Chapter 9 Oil and Federalism Chapter 10 The Conceptual Framework and Strategy for Niger Delta Development: A Niger Delta Development Commission Perspective Chapter 11 Niger Delta Development [NDDC]: A Federal Government Perspective Chapter 12 Niger Delta Development Chapter 13 Niger Delta Development: A United Nations Development Program: A Donor Agency Perspective Chapter 14 The Role of Science and Technology for the Promotion of Sustainable Development in the Niger Delta Region Chapter 15 Sustainable Livelihood, Poverty Alleviation and Development in the Niger Delta Region: What Lesson from the IFAD/UNDP Credit-Input Strategy for NDDC? Chapter 16 Poverty and Social Insecurity in the Niger Delta: What Lessons can be learned from IFAD/UNDP Anti-Poverty Program? Chapter 17 Governance, Democratization and Development of the Niger Delta Chapter 18 Democracy, Democratization and Participatory Development: A Case for Women in the Twenty-First Century: Niger Delta Region Chapter 19 The Niger Delta Question: The Imperatives for Peace and Progress Chapter 20 The Niger Delta and the Izon (Ijaw) Nation in Politics, War and Peace Building Chapter 21 Contemporary Issues and Realities of the Niger Delta Situation: The Demand of Youths Towards Sustenance of Peace Chapter 22 The Environmental Challenge of Developing the Niger Delta Chapter 23 Environmental Conflicts: The Case of the Niger Delta Chapter 24 Energy, Environment and Security: The Niger Delta Factor Chapter 25 Environmental Management in a Depressed Economy Chapter 26 Energy, Environment and Disasters: The Niger Delta Experience Chapter 27 Sustainable Development and the Environment: Managing the Interface Chapter 28 Federalism, Resource Control and the Quest for Social Justice Chapter 29 A Community Guide to Understanding Resource Control Chapter 30 Resource Control as Panacea for Sustainable Peace and Development of the Niger Delta in a Democratic System: A Niger Delta State Governor Perspective Chapter 31 Nigeria, Federalism, the Constitution and Resource Control Chapter 32 Resource Control and the Law: Beyond the Supreme Court Judgment Chapter 33 The Position of the Niger Delta on Nigeria's 1999 Constitution Chapter 34 The Role of Resource Control and Restructuring in the Political Economy of Nigeria Chapter 35 The Role of Trade Union Workers and the Quest for True Democracy Chapter 36 Strategies for Investment Promotions in the Niger Delta Region: A Group Report Chapter 37 Democracy and Development of the Niger Delta in the 21st Century Part 38 Bibliography Part 39 About the Authors Part 40 About the Contributors Part 41 Index

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