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The 'we versus them' divide in Nigeria : rethinking traditional epistemologies

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dc.contributor.author Olatunji, Cyril-Mary Pius
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-22T09:38:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-22T09:38:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Olatunji, C.M., 2011. The ‘we versus them’divide in Nigeria: rethinking traditional epistemologies. Inkanyiso: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(2), pp.122-130. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-2815
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1945
dc.description Peer reviewed article published under Inkanyiso, Volume 3, Issue 2, Jan 2011, p. 122 - 130 en_US
dc.description.abstract Ethnicity, religion and politics are undisputedly the root of major problems in many African states. Clear examples of this can be found in Nigeria. Some scholars have argued that politicians use ethnicity and religious differences in order to create unnecessary rivalries and to settle political scores and fuel ethnic and religious violence in Nigeria. Others are of the view that religious and ethnic differences are responsible for political instability in the country. While some scholars suggest that the country should be divided along ethnic or religious lines, others argue that the size and diversity of Nigeria would guarantee enhanced competitiveness for the nation. Without necessarily taking sides in any of these arguments, the author examines the epistemological foundations of sustained ‘schism’ in Nigeria. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Ethics, religion and politics en_US
dc.subject traditional epistemology. en_US
dc.subject conflicts en_US
dc.subject Nigeria en_US
dc.title The 'we versus them' divide in Nigeria : rethinking traditional epistemologies en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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