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Urbanization and inverted peazantization in Nigeria: Implications for sustainable development

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Urbanization and peasantry were previously unrelated variables. The urban setting in the past, accordingly symbolized the qualitative trajectory of human habitation. The rural lands in such former times harboured the peasants, who certainly were the underclass. We argue in this study however that in the developing countries, typified by Nigeria, urbanization is now characterized by an incidence of inverted peasantization. The subaltern members of society in such developing systems have seemingly vacated the countryside and are currently largely in the urban areas. The rural settings are comparatively, currently places to find comfortable residences and lucrative engagements. In the paper, we have made a case-study of the Nigerian condition. We have attempted to underscore the implications for sustainable development in the case-study country, of the brand of urbanization that occasions the incidence of inverted peasantization,
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  • Department of Public Administration and Local Government, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
  • Department of Public Administration, Abia State College of Health Sciences and Management, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
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