The Quest for Integral Development in Nigeria

Its Social Ethical Requirements

by Michael Diochi (Author)
©2006 Thesis XXXIV, 638 Pages


This profunditous study concerns the integral development of Nigeria, with a focus on its politico and socio-economic factors. Development, as a concept, is often and mistakenly allied with growth and progress. However, the aims and via of development are hinged in human dignity and inalienable rights, coupled with its resultative obligatory duties. Unfulfilled electoral manifestos and duties of Nigerian political bourgeoisies, and incessant and improper military interventions, were harmfully additive to the paralysation of the country’s integral development. Remedially, social ethics had laid emphasis on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, promotion and protection of the common good, and the priority of individual rights to those of the state. In the Nigerian situation, stresses were laid on: the eschewment of political virulence; injection of complete humanism in the economy; proper state intervention in the plight of the poor; preservation of human rights and the common good; utilisation of the subsidiarian and solidarian principles; and the formation of human capital as an instrument in the combation of pauperism.


XXXIV, 638
ISBN (Softcover)
Sozioökonomischer Wandel Applicability of Social Principles Political Heritage Nigeria Katholische Soziallehre Social Ethic Economic Factor
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. XXXIV, 638 pp., num. fig. and tables

Biographical notes

Michael Diochi (Author)

The Author: Michael Ndubueze Diochi is a native of Agbaja in Ehime-Mbano of Imo State, Nigeria. Since his priestly ordination in 1980 he has served as a parish vicar in various parishes in Umuahia & Okigwe. He taught English language, Econs & Religion at Ugiri & Nneato Secondary Schools. As a missionary at Sierra Leone he served as a chaplain at Fourah-Bay University, military & police chaplain, & parish vicar and Manager of schools. He served as a parish chaplain at Köln (Germany). From the Universites of Urban (Rome), Nsukka (Nigeria), Leuven (Belgium), St. Anselmo (Rome), Wuppertal and Bonn (Germany), he obtained academic degrees such as: BD (Theo.), PGDE & M.Ed. (Edu.), M.A. & M.A. Adv. (Social Anthrop.), M.A. (Theo.), Ph.D. (Sociology), Ph.D. (Social Ethics).


Title: The Quest for Integral Development in Nigeria