JOHN LOCKE’S POLITICAL POWER VIS-À-VIS ABUSE OF POWER IN NIGERIA.

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JOHN LOCKE’S POLITICAL POWER VIS-À-VIS ABUSE OF POWER IN NIGERIA.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

TITLE PAGE……………………………………….……………..……..i

CERTIFICATION…………………………………………….…..…….ii

DEDICATION……………………………………………………..……iii

ACKNOWLEDGMENT…………………………………………..……iv

TABLE OF CONTENT………………………………………………….vi

BACKGROUND OF STUDY………………………………………….viii

 

 

CHAPTER ONE

VIEWS OF PHILOSOPHERS THROUGH THE AGES

1.1     Ancient Period………………………………………………………1

1.2     Medieval Period…………………………………………………….5

1.3     Modern Period………………………………………………………6

1.4    Contemporary Period……………………………………………….10

 

CHAPTER TWO

MEANING OF POLITICAL POWER IN JOHN LOCKE

  • Division of Political Power……………………………………….17
    • Legislative Power…………………………………………………18

2.1.2   Executive Power…………………………………………………..20

2.1.3   Federative Power …………………………………………………23

2.2     The Birth of Political Society………………………………………25

2.3     The Birth of Political Power……………………………………. …27

CHAPTER THREE

ABUSE OF POWER IN NIGERIA

3.1     Craze for Power…………………………………………..……….41

3.2     Despotic Rule in Nigeria…………………………………….…….45

3.3     Who Becomes the Leader………………………………….…..…47

 

CHAPTER FOUR

 EVALUATION AND CONCLUSION

  • Evaluation and Analysis………………………………………..…49
  • Conclusion…………………………………………………………58

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY………………………………..………………63

 

BACKGROUND OF STUDY

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Throughout the history man has always sought different methods of organizing himself into political states. He needed these methods for the systematic organization of himself according to what is befitting to his nature, since he is both a political and a rational animal that is capable of realizing himself fully in a well-organized political state. And so, the problem and question remains, how well organized and secured is his political society? Which method of such organization could be adopted? Thus, he has to seek ways to organize his political society and ensure his security. Such questions are the problems, which concerned political philosophies and philosophers. It can also be viewed as the major problem of an ideal state as we can see in Plato’s political philosophy. But as much as man’s nature yearns for this perfect and ideal state, where there would be equal right and justice, the idea of the ideal society has almost alwhttps://www.modishproject.com/protection-and-redress-for-victims-of-crime-in-nigeria-an-appraisal-of-the-roles-of-the-police-and-the-court/ays eluded him, owing to the complexity of man’s nature. That this yearning has led him to evolve several methods and systems aimed at the ideal political state is very evident in man’s effort to develop numerous political groups and elites. This is also very clear as regards different political parties that are formed by the political elites in Nigerian situation, today.

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