How Sociological Forces have Shaped Power in West Africa


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How Sociological Forces have Shaped Power in West Africa
The people of West Africa are diverse, in that they represent dozens of language divisions, tribes and ideologies. At the same time, they are commonly affected by hegemonic power brought to their region by multinational companies because of the legacy of slavery, which was at its most extreme in the region. This paper serves to examine the balance of power between state and corporate actors and that of civil society in West Africa, focussing on how sociological forces have shaped the power balance between communities and individuals in the region. The paper will use the example of Shell Oil and the Ogoni people as an example.
For over 35 years, the Ogoni land in Nigeria has generated...
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