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Sustainability from the bottom up: women as change agents in the Niger Delta

Charisma Acey

in Women's Emancipation and Civil Society Organisations: Challenging or Maintaining the Status Quo?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447324775
eISBN:
9781447324799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324775.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the roles of women as architects and agents of social change in the environmentally degraded Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Oil revenues account for the majority of Nigeria’s ... More


Hijacking the Imagination: How to Tell the Story of the Niger Delta

Jennifer Wenzel

in The Disposition of Nature: Environmental Crisis and World Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286782
eISBN:
9780823288885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286782.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines texts about the Niger Delta in several genres (Ogaga Ifowodo’s poem The Oil Lamp; fiction by Uwem Akpan, Helon Habila, and Ben Okri; the photo-essay anthology Curse of the Black ... More


“Drawing Lines upon Maps”: Commerce and Conquest in the Niger Delta

Paul K. Macdonald

in Networks of Domination: The Social Foundations of Peripheral Conquest in International Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199362165
eISBN:
9780190217952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362165.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers British conquest in Nigeria in the late nineteenth century at the height of the “Scramble for Africa.” It highlights difficulties a conqueror faces when expanding into ... More


Nigeria: A vicious cycle: The growth of terrorism and counterterrorism in Nigeria, 1999–2016

Jennifer Giroux and Michael Nwankpa

in Non-Western responses to terrorism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526105813
eISBN:
9781526135988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105813.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Violence in Nigeria has a tendency to shape-shift - from violent crimes, such as kidnapping and robbery, to various expressions of political violence, such as terrorism and insurgency, as well as ... More


Timing and Sequencing in Peacebuilding: The Case of Nigeria’s Niger Delta Amnesty Programme

Ukoha Ukiwo

in Building Sustainable Peace: Timing and Sequencing of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198757276
eISBN:
9780191817212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757276.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses the factors that informed the timing and sequencing of the Nigeria’s Niger Delta amnesty programme. It argues that the amnesty programme only became feasible in 2009 because of ... More


 Resurgence and the New Order in West Africa: Primal Pillar

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Synopsis: The chapter describes the creation of a new social order to replace the one based on slavery and the slave trade, with new structures of local leadership setting a new standard. The chapter ... More


Green African States and International Relations

Carl Death

in The Green State in Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215830
eISBN:
9780300224894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215830.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

Transnational and international relations are also crucial to the production of green state effects, and this chapter profiles a range of examples, from climate change diplomacy, to environmental aid ... More


Oil Frontiers: The Niger Delta and the Gulf of Mexico

Michael Watts

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0010
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines the legal, political, and cultural practices that have established the oil frontier as a primary productive realm of global petrocapitalism and a highly tenuous space defined by ... More


Effects of Sea-Level Rise and Subsidence on Deltas

Thomas S. Bianchi

in Deltas and Humans: A Long Relationship now Threatened by Global Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199764174
eISBN:
9780197563083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199764174.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

As I briefly mentioned in Chapter 3, the global mean sea level, as deduced from the accumulation of paleo-sea level, tide gauge, and satellite-altimeter data, rose by 0.19 m (range, 0.17–0.21 m) ... More


Petro-Magic-Realism Revisited: Unimagining and Reimagining the Niger Delta

Jennifer Wenzel

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0011
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter focuses on Nigerian author Ben Okri’s 1987 short story “What the Tapster Saw” as an illuminating example of petro-magic-realism, a literary mode that arose during the Nigerian oil boom. ... More


Governance and Piracy in Nigeria and Somalia

Ursula Daxecker and Brandon Prins

in Pirate Lands: Governance and Maritime Piracy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190097394
eISBN:
9780190097424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190097394.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter first describes geographic and temporal trends in the frequency of attacks in Nigeria and Somalia. It then reviews the development of piracy in both countries, paying particular ... More


The Ever-Changing Delta

Thomas S. Bianchi

in Deltas and Humans: A Long Relationship now Threatened by Global Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199764174
eISBN:
9780197563083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199764174.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

After his visit to Egypt in the year 500 B.C.E., Herodotus compared the triangular shape of the lowland region, where the Nile and sea meet, to the Greek letter Δ, thereby introducing the term ... More


Introduction

Laura M. Hartman

in That All May Flourish: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190456023
eISBN:
9780190456054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190456023.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter establishes flourishing as an ethical issue. The chapter explores unequal human flourishing, as well as human flourishing that comes at the cost of ecosystem health, both of which occur ... More


Electoral democracy, foreign capital flows and the human rights infrastructure in Nigeria

Victor Adetula and Olugbemi Jaiyebo

in African perspectives in international investment law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781526151278
eISBN:
9781526161031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526151285.00016
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

The objective of this chapter is to examine the extent to which the human rights system in Nigeria is being repositioned to engage the increasing influx of international economic players and to bring ... More


The Industrial Revolution and Its Discontents

Jeremy L. Caradonna

in Sustainability: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199372409
eISBN:
9780197562932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199372409.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

The stock narrative of the Industrial Revolution (ca. 1760–late 1800s) is one of moral and economic progress. Indeed, economic progress is cast as moral progress. The story tends to go something ... More


‘Ruins’ of the ForestSocial Complexity and Tropical Cities

Patrick Roberts

in Tropical Forests in Prehistory, History, and Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198818496
eISBN:
9780191917264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818496.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

The above quote from a recent Hollywood film presentation of Colonel Percival Fawcett’s obsessive early twentieth-century search for the remains of the Lost City of Z (Gray, 2016) highlights the ... More


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