THE NIGERIA STATE AND PEASANTS

ANTIMONIES OF MARGINALISED SOCIAL CATEGORY

  • Kenneth Ogechukwu NWOYE Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA
Keywords: Political economy, Dependent state, class theory

Abstract

This paper explores the way and manner the Nigerian state responds to changing demands of peasants and how successive policies and programmes tend to undermine, marginalize and destroy the peasants’ way of life. Despite enormous state pressure and control, the peasantry has continued to resist change and adaption not necessarily because of their strength as a group but largely due to failure of state policies and programmes to integrate and subdue them. Using the class theory, the study explores the conflicting and often contradictory relationship between the state and peasant in Nigeria. It concludes that the peasantry, despite years of repressive state policies, remains a strong potent social force and that we need more theoretical and methodological search for us to come to terms with complexities of peasant mode of behaviour

Author Biography

Kenneth Ogechukwu NWOYE, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, NIGERIA

Department of Political Science

Published
2021-03-19
How to Cite
NWOYE, K. (2021). THE NIGERIA STATE AND PEASANTS. Social Science Research, 5(1). Retrieved from https://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/SSR/article/view/1244
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