The 'Civil Society' Problematique: Deconstructing Civility and Southern Nigeria's Ethnic Radicalization, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The 'Civil Society' Problematique

Deconstructing Civility and Southern Nigeria's Ethnic Radicalization, 1st Edition

By Adedayo Oluwakayode Adekson


340 pages

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This volume deftly undertakes both a theoretical deconstruction of the concept of civil society (and related themes, including civility) and an empirical analysis of the radicalization process in Southern Nigeria .


'This is a detailed and lavishly documented study, which contributes impressive theoretical, conceptual and empirical insights to existing knowledge.' - Ayodeji Olukoju, University of Lagos, Modern African Studies

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Overview of Study 3. Review of Literature 4. Summary of Results-Ijaw Youth Council 5. Summary of Results-Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra 6. Summary of Results-Oodua Peoples Congress 7. Analysis of Theoretical Anomalies and Regime Policy 8. Analysis of the Process of Radicalization 9. Implication of Findings and Conclusion. Appendices. Bibliography.

About the Author

Adedayo Oluwakayode Adekson is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The African Development Imperative. In this capacity, he oversees and propels TADI's youth-focused initiatives, liaises with other entities for partnership cultivation and maintenance purposes, and superintends logistical matters affecting this incipient organisation. Adekson, who was born in the United States and spent part of his formative years in Nigeria, took an undergraduate degree in International Studies and a Masters degree in International Development (with extensive coursework at George Washington University) at American University's School of International Service. He holds Masters and doctoral degrees in Political Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and is an alumnus of the Nonprofit Management Executive Program at Georgetown University. In the recent past, Adedayo Adekson has worked in research, teaching and administrative capacities in North America, Central America and Europe, and undertaken extensive field research in Nigeria for his Masters and doctoral theses. Specifically, he has been affiliated with entities as diverse as the Academy for Educational Development (now christened FHI 360), The World Bank's Development Research Group, Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland, the United Nations-mandated University for Peace, UNESCO Centre at Ulster University, the Great Lakes Colleges Association/Global Liberal Arts Alliance and Michigan State University.

About the Series

African Studies

History, Politics, Economics and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Nationalism