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Title:Environment and economics in Nigeria
Editors:Falola, ToyinISNI
Paddock, AdamISNI
Series:Routledge African studies
City of publisher:London
ISBN:0415895928; 9780415895927
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:petroleum industry
economic development
multinational enterprises
oil companies
environmental degradation
Niger Delta conflict
About person:K.B. Saro-Wiwa (1941-1995)ISNI
Abstract:This volume focuses on environmental issues in Nigeria and how they relate to economic development and political problems. The introduction, by Toyin Falola and Adam Paddock, offers an overview of environment in Nigerian history beginning with the precolonial period. The chapters that follow are organized into the following parts: 1. Environment and development; 2. Oil and politics; and 3. Environmental, sociocultural and political dimensions. Contributions in Pt 1: From kerosene to avgas: international oil companies and their expansion in sub-Saharan Africa, 1890s to 1945 (Kairn Klieman); Environmental impact of post-colonial mining activities on the Jos Plateau (S.U. Fwatshak); Biological-based warfare in central Nigeria: an aspect of pre-colonial military science and technology (Olayemi Akinwumi and Mailafiya Aruwa Filaba); Religion, science and conflict: problems for a sustainable environment for human and economic development (T.T. Asojo and S.O. Ijaola); Pt. 2: Oil multinationals: 'environmental genocide' and socioeconomic development in Nigeria's Niger Delta (Donald O. Omagu); Illiberal State, oil expropriation and environmental degradation in Nigeria's Niger Delta region (Dele Ashiru); State and governance of multinational corporations: Shell Petroleum Company in the Niger Delta (Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba); 'Big motor and dirty house': Ken Saro-Wiwa's fight with Royal Dutch Shell and Nigeria (Michael Sharp); Religion in the development of environmental ethics in Nigeria: Niger Delta in perspective (S.O. Ijaola and T.T. Asojo). Pt. 3: From oil rivers to the Niger Delta: the paradoxes of domination and resistance in colonial Nigeria (Charles Ukeje); Education transformations and traditional medicine in Nsukka, Nigeria (Jamaine Abidogun); Depictions of sociopsychological dimensions of the Niger-Delta crises in recent Nigerian drama (Alexander Kure); Creativity and nature: Fagunwa's tradition and environmental sustainability (Arinpe Adejumo); Conclusion: Nigeria and the global environment (Toyin Falola and Adam Paddock). [ASC Leiden abstract]