SOCIOLOGY OF VILFREDO PARETO: NIGERIA IN CONTEXT

OLAYINKA AKANLE, JANET A. OGUNDAIRO, GBENGA S. ADEJARE, ADEFOLAKE ADEMUSON

Abstract


Theories remain cornerstones of understanding social realities and this is especially so in social and sociological theories. It is, as a matter of fact, impossible to sustainably professionally explain social realities and phenomena without affinity and allusions to sociological and social theories. It is against this background that this article examines and explains the Nigeria’s leadership conundrum, existential comatose, social debacles, structural fixations and retrogressions as well as political and economic logjams within the theoretical prisms of Pareto Sociology to contribute strategically to the unanswered development questions of Nigeria. While this article is intrinsically theoretical, it is practical, polemic, pragmatic, discursive and engaging in manners that are relevant not only the academy, scholarship and literature but also to practice and leadership in Nigeria, Africa and globally.
Keywords: Vilfredo Pareto, Youth exclusion, Development sociology, Leadership and Governance, Nigeria

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