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Author Kwazu, Fidelis Author.

Title Developing a Viable Strategy of Solving the Problems of Poverty in the Light of Human Rights A Case Study of Igboland in Nigeria Fidelis Kwazu [electronic resource]

Published Frankfurt a.M. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften 201311


Location Call No. Status
Edition 1st, New ed.
Physical description 271 p.
Series African Theological Studies 2
Thesis notes Doctoral Thesis
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.
Summary 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 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)
History notes 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).
ISBN 9783653031560
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