THOMAS HOBBES STATE OF NATURE AND INSECURITY IN NIGERIA

38

THOMAS HOBBES STATE OF NATURE AND INSECURITY IN NIGERIA

Abstract

The insecurity situation in the country has led many to wonder if Nigeria has not returned to the state of nature where, according to Thomas Hobbes, life was solitary, nasty, brutish and short. The country is facing its greatest challenge ever since the fierce civil war that almost threw her into extinction. Consequent upon the failure of successive governments since 1999, to institute good governance that would secure the socio-economic well-being of the average Nigerian, there has been a resultant political backlash. The prevalence of hunger and poverty are enough dangers to challenge the legitimacy of any constituted authority. Using Thomas Hobbes version of the state of nature, the research showed that the security crisis in Nigeria today is as a result of the failure of the state to guaranty lives and property thus; people have resorted to might is right as a means to survive

  • Get Full Work -N4000
  • __________________
  • This topic contains:
  • Chapter 1-5
  • Abstract
  • References
  • Appendix/If applicable