Structural Adjustment, Agrarian Change and Rural Ethnicity in Nigeria

Structural Adjustment, Agrarian Change and Rural Ethnicity in Nigeria

Author: 
Egwu, Samuel G.
Place: 
Uppsala
Publisher: 
Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
Phys descriptions: 
124p
Date published: 
1998
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ISBN: 
9-1710-6426-5
ISSN: 
1104-8425
Call No: 
330.341.4(669) EGU
Abstract: 

The period since the early 1980s when the Nigerian economic crisis began in earnest has coincided with an increase in the incidence of ethnic conflicts in the country. Even the rural areas, previously regarded as spheres of ethnic harmony have not been able to escape the spread of violent inter-communal and inter-ethnic clashes. This report represents an attempt to understand the sources of ethnic tensions in contemporary Nigeria. In doing so, the relationship between economic decline, structural adjustment and ethnic clashes is explored. The central focus of the discussion is on the problem of rural ethnicity, a much neglected dimension of the political economy of ethnicity in Nigeria.

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Series: 
Nordiska Africainstitute Research Report No. 103

CITATION: Egwu, Samuel G.. Structural Adjustment, Agrarian Change and Rural Ethnicity in Nigeria . Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 1998. - Available at: http://library.au.int/structural-adjustment-agrarian-change-and-rural-ethnicity-nigeria-5