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Interrogating Nigeria's International Role Conceptions in an Age of Global Climate Change

Folarin, S. F. and Olorunyomi, B.R. and Yartey, Adaina (2012) Interrogating Nigeria's International Role Conceptions in an Age of Global Climate Change. African Journal of Social Policy and Administration, 5 (1). pp. 178-186. ISSN 2141-0127

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Nigeria's foreign policy from independence has been proactively African. This implies that Nigeria imposes on itself the burden of committing its resources to salvaging Africa socioeconomically and politically. While this has come under vigorous scrutiny and sharp criticisms because of its huge cost for national development; Nigeria's African and international roles have tended to be a functionaNst one, which has not really changed and been reviewed to meet new global and African challenges. In the face· of a global climate change with Africa at the receiving end, what would be Nigeria's roles? The traditional roles of Nigeria have been in the area of economic and financial help and combating of regional security issues. However, the current climate 'war' appears io be more destructive than the usual conflict, hunger and diseases: The paper scrutinizes. Nigeria's national environmental policy and the foreign policy role conceptions, to see the content and context of Nigeria's panacea and roles in the struggle to check global warming. Using the National Role Conception methodological, theoretical and conceptual approaches, the paper examines the nation's own peculiar climate problems (from the Delta to Lagos and the Savanmih) and how it takes the local context to the global theater.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Role Conceptioiz, Foreign Policymaking, Climate Change, Environmental Policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 11:49
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2016 12:26

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