High Stakes and Stakeholders: Oil Conflict and Security in Nigeria

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Political Science - 199 pages
Nigeria is Africa's largest oil producing country. Oil generates enormous wealth but also extensive and devastating conflict in the country. High Stakes and Stakeholders critically explores the oil conflict in Nigeria, its evolution, dynamics and most significantly, the interplay and consequences of high stake politics for the reproduction and persistence of the conflict. It presents a conceptual anatomy of state-oil industry-society relations and demonstrates how the embedded material interests and accumulation patterns of different stakeholders underlie, shape and complicate both the oil conflict and security. In addition, the book provides key insights into comparable conflicts elsewhere in the global south, developing a logical framework for resolving the oil conflict in Nigeria and for reforming the security sector. This book is valuable reading material for courses in international political economy, social ecology, development studies, African politics, conflict and security studies, and environmental law and management. It will also be of interest to policy practitioners, civil societies and the oil industry.
 

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Contents

The Rentier Space
1
The Domestic Security Environment and Perspectives on
14
The Historical and Institutional Contexts of the Oil Conflict
25
Shells Responsiveness to Domestic Threats
73
ExxonMobils Oil Operations and Security Threats
102
The State and Management of the Oil Conflict
139
Bibliography
183
Index
196
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Kenneth Omeje, Professor of International Relations at the United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya

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