A CRITIQUE OF FUNCTIONALISM AS A THEORY OF THE CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIAL SYSTEM

By IZUOGU SUNDAY ANTHONY Department of Sociology Imo State University, Owerri Summary The paper is a critique of functionalism as a theory of the contemporary Nigerian social systems. Functionalism as one of the sociological theories deals with the study of the social systems in the society. The contributions of its major proponents such as Emile […]

A CRITICAL SYNTHESIS OF REFUGEE POLICY IMPLEMENTATION AND PRACTICE: EXCLUSION AND CONTAINMENT OF REFUGEES IN GLOBAL CONTEXT

BY MACDONALD E. IGHODARO, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Criminology) Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria Summary The paper analyzes the discourse of refugee containment policy initiatives and how they violate established international human-rights and refugee law. The issues fostering containment and forced repatriation of African refugees are explored by examining […]

MIGRATION, REMITTANCE AND FAMILY WELFARE: A NEXUS TO SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN BENIN CITY, NIGERIA

BY ALENKHE ODIANONSEN AUGUSTINE. Department of Sociology University of Ibadan princealenkhe@gmail.com & OMIGIE OSEYE SUNDAY. Department of Social Work University of Benin sunnyuniben@yahoo.com Summary: Migration has been a phenomenon since the existence of man on earth, migrants leave their homeland for a host community where they intend to find succor and make some returns back […]

INFRASTRUCTURE AND NIGERIA’S INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT: THE CONNECT

By ANIETI N. UDOFIA Department of Political Science and Public Administration University of Uyo, Uyo Nigeria Mail: aniudofia_owo@yahoo.com & UDOFIA S. BASSEY Department of Political Science School of Arts and Social Sciences College of Education Afaha Nsit Summary Infrastructural inadequacy is a major problem confronting developing countries in their quest to achieve sustainable industrial development. […]

CRISIS OF INDUSTRIALIZATION IN NIGERIA: ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND POLICY OPTIONS

IGBINEDION SUNDAY OSAHON Department of Economics and Statistics University of Benin, Benin City. PM.B. 1154, Edo State.Nigeria And EBOMOYI Ikponmwosa Department of Political Science University of Benin, Benin City, P.M.B. 1154, Edo State. Nigeria Summary This paper explores the industrial crisis facing Nigeria. This crisis has been a consistent theme in the underdevelopment challenges confronting […]

CRIME AND SEASONALITY IN NIGERIA: A SPATIO-TEMPORAL DISCUSSION OF THE SITUATION IN UYO URBAN

By ANIEKAN S. BROWN Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Uyo – Nigeria. E-mail: brown.aniekan@yahoo.com & CHUKWUDI C. EZIKEUDU University of Calabar – Calabar Summary Extant literature on crime in Nigeria has placed emphasis on the institutional summersaults of the Nigeria Police and the aggressive behavior of deviant citizens. There appears to be a […]

CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA: CAUSES, CONSEQUENCES AND THE WAY FORWARD

BY AKOR LINUS Department of Sociology Faculty of Social Sciences Kogi State University P.M.B 1008 Anyigba, Nigeria E-mail: akor_linus@yahoo.com GSM: +234 803 618 5090 Summary Corruption is a complex, omnipresent and multi-faceted phenomenon with multiple causes and effects and takes on various forms in different contexts. Corruption impedes development and reduces the capacity of nations […]

A CRITIQUE OF FUNCTIONALISM AS A THEORY OF THE CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIAL SYSTEM

IZUOGU SUNDAY ANTHONY Department of Sociology Imo State University Owerri SUMMARY The paper is a critique of functionalism as a theory of the contemporary Nigerian social systems. Functionalism as one of the sociological theories deals with the study of the social systems in the society. The contributions of its major proponents such as Emile Durkheim, […]