Oil and accountability issues in the Niger Delta


The focus of this chapter is on community-level processes and politics as the site for accountability struggles, though these are linked to a wider context in which the state (federal and local), and transnational corporations are important actors. In order to understand how community-based politics relates to overarching questions of accountability and oil, this chapter draws on participatory research conducted using popular theatre, in which communities tell their own stories about rights and exclusion, and in this way identify for themselves where change is needed.

Owing to copyright restrictions, only the first 3 pages are attached, together with a link to the book at Zed Books.


Abah, O. S.; Okwori, J. Z. Oil and accountability issues in the Niger Delta. In: Rights, Resources and the Politics of Accountability.. Zed Books, London, (2006) ISBN 9781842775547

Published 1 January 2006