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Xenophobia and Migrants' Irritants in Nigeria-South Africa Relations: A Discourse

Peterside, Sapphire K. and Ibietan, Jide and Deinde-Adedeji, Oluwatimilehin (2020) Xenophobia and Migrants' Irritants in Nigeria-South Africa Relations: A Discourse. International Journal of Innovative Social Sciences & Humanities Research, 8 (4). pp. 48-60.

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The paper interrogates the undercurrents of xenophobia and its nexus with irritations from migration, and how these impinge on Nigeria-South Africa relations. The study is predicated on historical design with a reliance on secondary data which were thematically and textually analysed. The adoption of Realist Conflict Theory with emphasis on conflictual outcomes in the struggle for limited resources illuminated the discussion and findings of the paper. It is observable that Nigeria and South Africa are regional hegemons, and the relationship between them has been oscillating between competition, cooperation and rivalry. The two countries as economic giants in Africa would require sustainable framework for robust collaboration and timely response to manage issues or irritants that occasionally dampens their relations. Deliberate efforts and strategies are canvassed to neutralise anti-migrant sentiments that could exacerbate xenophobic tendencies which diplomatic instruments are currently attenuating.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historical, Irritants, Migrants, Relations, Xenophobia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2020 16:17
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2020 16:17

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