The Civil State In John Locke’s Political Philosophy

The Civil State In John Locke’s Political Philosophy: Its Relevance To Nigerian Democracy

CHAPTER TWO

  • THE ORIGIN OF CIVIL STATE

2.1          The State of Nature                                                                                  At the beginning of the second Chapter in the Second Treatise on Government, Locke tells us that if we are to have a good understanding of political power of the civil government, we should discover how it all originated. Locke’s notion was that men were in the state of nature prior to the foundation of civil state, and he stressed the necessity of knowing this prior condition of men by stating that: Continue reading The Civil State In John Locke’s Political Philosophy

Study Of Thomas Hobbes’s Social Contract With John Locke’s Social Contract In Their Political Philosophy

A Comparative Study Of Thomas Hobbes’s Social Contract With John Locke’s Social Contract In Their Political Philosophy

CHAPTER TWO 

2.0          HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

2.1     THOMAS HOBBES (1588-1679)

Thomas Hobbes, lived during the most crucial period of early modern English history: English civil war, waged from 1642-1648.13 Hobbes was born on the 15th of April, 1588 in Westport, a Parish on the North Western side of the small town of Malmesbury in North Wilshire. He lived for ninety- one years. His father, an Continue reading Study Of Thomas Hobbes’s Social Contract With John Locke’s Social Contract In Their Political Philosophy

Hannah Arendt On Violence Vis-À-Vis The Quest For Political Power Through Violence In Nigeria

Hannah Arendt On Violence Vis-À-Vis The Quest For Political Power Through Violence In Nigeria

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

1.1          STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

While trying to echo Max Weber’s definition of state, C.W Mills categorically defined politics as a struggle for power and the ultimate form of power is violence.[1]  This equation of power and violence seems to corroborate the earlier postulations of the Chinese dictator Mao Tse-tung that power grows out of Continue reading Hannah Arendt On Violence Vis-À-Vis The Quest For Political Power Through Violence In Nigeria

Social Media Use In Political Campaign In Anambra State

Social Media Use In Political Campaign In Anambra State (A Study Of 2015 Senatorial Election In

Aguata L.G.A)

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

  • Background of the Study

The emergence of the internet as the new mass medium of the 21st century now changes the mass media substantially. Information can be distributed at high speed, low cost and broad scope as a result; there is egalitarian access to the production and the consumption of news (Prat and Stromberg, 2011). Continue reading Social Media Use In Political Campaign In Anambra State

Causes and Consequences of Political Hooliganism in 2011 General Elections

Causes and Consequences of Political Hooliganism in 2011 General Elections in Bauchi State.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY

This study covered the fourth Republic particularly the 2011-General election. The study lay emphasis on the causes and consequences of political hooliganism in Bauchi State. It hinges on those areas that poses threats and resulted in violence in the 2011-General Elections in Bauchi state. Continue reading Causes and Consequences of Political Hooliganism in 2011 General Elections