Conflict Issues: The Nigerian Experience

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Nigeria is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse African countries, with an estimated population figure (as at October, 31st 2011), of over 160 million consisting of many distinct ethno-linguistic groups and split almost evenly between Muslims and Christians. These groups constitute a complex interaction of social, political and economic diversity that make up … Read more

The Theory of Conflict

Conflict theories are perspectives in social science which emphasize the social, political or material inequality of a social group, which critique the broad socio-political system, or which otherwise detract from structural functionalism and ideological conservatism. Conflict theories draw attention to power differentials, such as class conflict, and generally contrast historically dominant ideologies. Certain conflict theories … Read more

Understanding the Concept of Conflict

What is Conflict? Conflict, simplistically, could mean different things but with central themes like: to fight, battle, contend; to be antagonistic, incompatible or contradictory; be in opposition, clash, sharp disagreement or opposition as of interests, ideas, etc. It may mean an emotional disturbance resulting from a clash of opposing impulses. The Oxford Advanced Learners dictionary … Read more