RISKS AND DISASTERS IN NIGERIA’S PETROCAPITALISTIC OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY: A PLURALISTIC THEORETICAL-CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
R. INGWE, P. K. BESSONG, C. UWANADE
ABSTRACT.- Risks and disasters in nigeria’s petrocapitalistic oil and gas industry: a pluralistic theoretical-conceptual framework. Nigeria’s petrocapitalistic society adds more adversities-promoting conditions to existing thinking about the risk society, claiming that risks pervade minds of the global society. Here, we examine risk’s meaning, susceptibility factors (including environmental, materialistic, and socio-cultural specifics) and selected disasters to justify the proposal of a pluralistic theoretical-conceptual perspective for framing risk research programme in Nigeria. It is suggested that an expanded risk research programme is required for contributing more knowledge on the subject towards risk policy integration to those of sustainable development in Nigeria.
Key words: risk, Nigeria, petro-capitalism, sustainable development, society, economy, environment
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