Environment and Conflict: The Place and Logic of Collective Action in the Niger

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Seller: roxy*media*uk (238.786) 98.1%, Location: England, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 142974811505 Title: Environment and Conflict: The Place and Logic of Collective Action in the Niger Delta Author: Agbonifo, John Publisher:Taylor & Francis Publication Date:Jul-04-2018 Pages:137 Binding:Hardcover Dimensions:6.25 (W) x 9.25 (H) x 0.50 (D) ISBN:1409437337 Subject:Political Science / General Description: Environmental degradation is a fast-growing problem that not only threatens to erode future development and undermine economic prosperity, but also victimizes and displaces ordinary peoples and communities in some of the most fragile areas of the world. Often grassroots opposition and mobilization is seen through a secular lens, implying that collective action is merely material and provincial. In this book John Agbonifo argues for a decolonization of the environment and to see the environment from the perspective of local communities. He examines the case of the Ogoni struggle against the Shell oil company, and asks how may we understand the struggle of the Ogoni against the state and Shell? Was the conflict merely about a minority ethnic drive at securing provincial advantages in distributional matters, or the legitimate actions of a local community aimed at preserving its environment and livelihood? Exploring the material and symbolic, provincial and nationalist dimensions of Ogoni motivation, Agbonifo's book is the first serious attempt to discuss these issues. The book will appeal to scholars and students of the Niger Delta conflicts, resource-related conflicts and social movements, in Africa and elsewhere. Those researching in the fields of development studies, political geography, civil society and collective action will also find it useful. -- Taylor & Francis Publishing Brand new Hardcover. All orders get full access to our online status tracking service, allowing you to view realtime order progress. Your order will be dispatched from England via Royal Mail 1st Class, although please allow 4-5 days for delivery. We state up-front delivery cost and speed so please don't mark us down. Please note that first editions are rarely first printings. Postage charges: £2.80 for United Kingdom, £5.00 for all foreign countries. For overseas deliveries needed quickly we also offer UPS Express Saver (listed as "International Tracked Postage"), with weight based pricing starting at £60.00. Unfortunately due to requiring immediate payment on each item means we cannot offer combined postage discounts. Condition: New, Format: Hardback, Language: English, Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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