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Imhonopi, , David and Urim, U.M. and Waribo, Young and Kasumu, T. O. and Igbadumhe, Friday (2016) THE POLITICS OF CHANGE, PRECARIATISED YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR MARKET POLICIES IN NIGERIA. In: The International Sociological Association Conference, JULY 10TH TO 14TH, 2016, UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, AUSTRIA.

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The insecurities suffered by the youth precariat class in Nigeria derive from labour market insecurity, employment insecurity, skill reproduction insecurity, income insecurity and representation insecurity, all of which point to largely steep economic, social and political insecurities. This labyrinth of insecurities, particularly as it manifests in bulging youth unemployment, further marginalises this class, and exacerbates its precarity. Since members of this class respond in the most vicious way by pulling at the fabric of social cohesion and peace or in the least by running a criminal economy aimed at achieving economic assuagement, serious commitment must be made by the political and economic managers of the state to address youth unemployment crisis in Nigeria. Particularly, a lot is expected from President Muhammadu Buhari whose anti-corruption and people-oriented policy disposition is expected to sire a democratic regime that will address the contradictions in the body polity and economy, paving way for greater youth employment in the country. This study adopts the Political Economy paradigm for its analysis and a qualitative approach in its collection of data to investigate how President Muhammadu Buhari’s Politics of Change can be combined with relevant labour market programmes in giving hope and a sense of belonging to the precariatised youth class in Nigeria. These disenchanted and precarious young Nigerians must be provided with decent livelihoods that can wean them off their resort to criminality and antisocial behaviours which some have adopted as survivalist measures to escape the hard social and economic realities in the country

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Politics, Politics of Change, Precariatised Youth Unemployment, Labour Market Policies, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
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: 09 Sep 2016 12:01
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 12:01

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