Justice and Development in Africa: The Role of Religious Studies

Donatus I. Njoku


The study focused on how justice can influence development in Africa with multi-sovereign states, multi-ethnic and multi-linguistic dimensions that has exerted on the polity and policy implementation with democratic and multi-phased governance in Africa. The study specifically aimed at finding out if the objectives of religious studies could help in justice and development in Africa? Two research questions guided the study and a hypothetical statement was raised. The population of the study consists of all the religious educators in both federal and state universities within the South-East Geo-political zone of Nigeria made up of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states out of which 100 educators were selected using sample random sampling techniques. Questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. Data was analyzed using mean while hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance.

Keywords: Marginalization, corruption, oppression, injustice, politics, fair play, rule of law, ethnicity, religion, interest etc.

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