The 'Civil Society' Problematique: Deconstructing Civility and Southern Nigeria's Ethnic Radicalization (Hardback) book cover

The 'Civil Society' Problematique

Deconstructing Civility and Southern Nigeria's Ethnic Radicalization

By Adedayo Oluwakayode Adekson

© 2004 – Routledge

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

Dr. Adedayo Oluwakayode Adekson is Assistant Professor of International Peace Studies at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica. Born in the United States and raised in Nigeria, he has served as a Consultant to the World Bank's Development Economics Research Group (DECRG), and worked within several non-governmental organizations, including the Academy for Educational Development (AED), and a for-profit think tank in Washington, DC. Dr. Adekson holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in International Studies, International Development and Political Science from the School of International Service (SIS) at American University and the University of Maryland, College Park.

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