• The Political Consequences of the Protests against Neo-Liberal Reforms in Nigeria: The Case of OccupyNigeria Movement

    Author(s):
    Olalekan Adigun (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Social History of Archives, Sociology
    Subject(s):
    Social movements, Social power, Social media
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    OccupyNigeria, protests, deregulation, political outcomes, neo-liberal reforms
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69882M51
    Abstract:
    This paper analyses the mechanisms, outcomes, and consequences of the Nigerian protest movement using longitudinal qualitative research. To go about this, the paper looks at the protests in the context of neo-Liberal reforms, the essential trigger of the movement, its objectives, and its achievements are described. The movement started on January 2, 2012 as a direct response to the Nigerian government’s announcement of the commencement of fullscale deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry. The movement took public protests in Nigeria to a new level with lasting impacts on the political system. This paper observes the “non-institutional” mechanisms adopted by the protesters to achieve their objectives.
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