Poverty-Conflict Nexus: The Contentious Issue Revisited
Most scholars, who have contributed to the Poverty-Conflict debate, took the positionthat poverty on its own cannot cause conflict, though a few others think otherwise.Focusing on Africa, this paper in contributing to this debate, briefly looks at the large-works of scholars including their theoretical and empirical positions. It then considerssome of the primary variables: economic, political, and ethnicity that can help in theexplanation of poverty-conflict issue. Employing the human-needs perspective, the paperargues on politics that is the role of government and how its level of corruptioninfluences the way in which poverty affects conflict that hinders development in Africa.
How to Cite
Ikejiaku, B. V. (2012). Poverty-Conflict Nexus: The Contentious Issue Revisited. European Journal of Sustainable Development, 1(2), 127. https://doi.org/10.14207/ejsd.2012.v1n2p127