Developing a Viable Strategy of Solving the Problems of Poverty in the Light of Human Rights: A Case Study of Igboland in Nigeria by Fidelis KwazuDeveloping a Viable Strategy of Solving the Problems of Poverty in the Light of Human Rights: A Case Study of Igboland in Nigeria by Fidelis Kwazu

Developing a Viable Strategy of Solving the Problems of Poverty in the Light of Human Rights: A…

byFidelis Kwazu

Hardcover | August 26, 2013

Pricing and Purchase Info

$92.25

Earn 461 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Poverty is a multi-dimensional concept which is complex in its origin as well as in its manifestations. Oppression and denial of Human Rights can contribute to poverty. However, this oppression and exploitation of the poor is not to be understood simplistically but as a systemic injustice rooted within the context of well organized socio-political and cultural structures of oppression. This study is a concerted effort to identify, articulate and highlight the existence, the causes and effects of poverty in Nigeria, particularly in Igboland, where Human Rights infringements have contributed to poverty. It also aims at alerting the respective governments to their administrative inadequacies that are contrary to social ethics and have given rise to poverty. It concludes by discussing viable strategies of alleviating poverty in Igboland.
Fidelis Kwazu is a catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Onitsha. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the Urban University, Rome and a doctoral degree in Social Ethics from the University of Würzburg (Germany).
Loading
Title:Developing a Viable Strategy of Solving the Problems of Poverty in the Light of Human Rights: A…Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:August 26, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631642962

ISBN - 13:9783631642962

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Table of Contents

Contents: The description of poverty and Human Rights – Oppression and denial of Human Rights contributing to poverty – Oppression and exploitation of the poor as a systemic injustice rooted in socio-political and cultural structures – Weak government, political instability and corruption – Mismanagement of Nigeria’s resources – Colonization and capitalism in Nigeria breeding poverty – Ways of alleviating poverty – Capabilities approach with solidarity as viable strategy to poverty alleviation.

Editorial Reviews

«Fidelis presents in his work a very remarkable analysis of poverty and Human Rights. It is the integration of Amartya Sen’s and Martha Nussbaum’s Capabilities approach with the principle of solidarity as practiced in Igboland. Fidelis has made an important contribution to knowledge here which is invaluable to students of various fields of inquiry as well as more advanced scholars and professionals engaged in the fight against the abuses of Human Rights and mitigation of poverty.» (Dr. Uchenna Okeja, Department of Philosophy, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main)