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14 November 2019

Creating a just Nigeria through the ‘veil of ignorance’

November 14, 2019 Vanguard, National

THE theory of political justice is based on two conceptions. The first is the ‘might-is-right’ school, which describes the illegitimate or amoral exercise of power over individuals or communities. The second is the contractarian perspective, based on the notion that a political community should be founded on consensus among its people, and serve their best interests. Nigeria is a product of the former, the might-is-right school. This country was created, built and continues to exist on the whim and self-interest of the powerful, not on high ideals or virtues. Continue reading Creating a just Nigeria through the ‘veil of ignorance’ at Vanguard News. […]

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