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Urim, U.M. and Imhonopi, , David and Ahmadu, Frederick O. (2014) GENDER, POLITICS AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA. In: Trajectory to industrial development in Nigeria. Department of Sociology, Covenant University, Lagos., pp. 14-23.

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There is a nexus that binds the troika of gender, politics and industrial development. This chapter aims to interrogate this nexus and how gender politics has undermined the role and participation of women in industrial development in Nigeria. Nigerian women, like their African counterparts, have suffered from years of marginalisation, exclusion and underachievement owing to sociocultural albatrosses, some of which are antediluvian and anthropogenic in nature. Even government’s policy thrusts to enact industrial development over the years have been gender blind and insensitive. This has produced ugly and unexpected policy outcomes which have only exacerbated rather than addressed the problem. The authors of this chapter contend that there is need to engage a politics of paradise built on the fundaments of social transformation, women empowerment, gender-sensitive industrial development and gender equality. Through this politics of paradise, age-long sociocultural metal trusses in the path of women could be removed while repositioning them for a more positive and greater participation in industrial development in Nigeria

Item Type: Book Section
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 Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 12:27
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 12:27

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