Imperiales Öl und vergessene Verbrechen

Grenzgebiete der Enteignung im Niger-Delta

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  • Michael Watts
  • Henrik Lebhuhn
  • Dorothea Schmidt

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32387/prokla.v43i170.280

Schlagworte:

Erdöl, Imperialismus, Afrika, Nigeria

Abstract

Nigeria is a petro-state with a vast shadow economy and shadow political apparatuses, in which the lines between public and private, state and market, government and organized crime are blurred and porous. Since the oil industry in the Niger delta became commercially viable in 1958, virtually every inch of the region has been touched by international oil corporations. As a result, a multiplicity of overlapping conflicts have evolved: From the new states and local government areas bankrolled by the oil revenue process, to reconfigured spaces of chieftainship and ethnicity in which a panoply of political movements struggle for the control over territory, to the violent spaces of the creeks controlled by insurgents and federal military forces.

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2013-03-01

Zitationsvorschlag

Watts, M., Lebhuhn, H., & Schmidt, D. (2013). Imperiales Öl und vergessene Verbrechen: Grenzgebiete der Enteignung im Niger-Delta. PROKLA. Zeitschrift für Kritische Sozialwissenschaft, 43(170), 71 -. https://doi.org/10.32387/prokla.v43i170.280

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