ISBN 9789785477566
Pages 418
Dimensions 279 x 216mm
Published 2021
Publisher Malthouse Press, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Classical Theorists in the Social Sciences

From Western Ideas to African Realities

edited by Dejo Abdulrahman, Ilufoye S. Ogundiya, Jimoh Amzat

This book is a useful companion to every social science student who desires an understanding of classical theoretical developments in and evolution of the disciplines.

Introduction to Sociological Theories – Dejo Abdulrahman – Political Theory: Nature, Substance, Relevance and the State of the Discipline in the Nigerian Universities – Ogundiya Ilufoye Sarafa – Socrates: Laying the Foundations of the Traditions of Political Philosophy – Sulaiman Y. Balarabe Kura – The Quintessential Plato, 427-347 BC – Sulaiman Y. Balarabe Kura – John Locke, Jean Jacques Rousseau and the Social Contract Theory: Implications for Contemporary Nigerian Politics – Luqman SAKA, Adebiyi, O.M and Bakare, A.R – Immanuel Kant and the African Realities – Seun Bamidele – Aristotle’s Political Theory and Consolidating the Traditions of the Classics: Postulations, Applications
and Limitations – Sulaiman Y. Balarabe Kura – Ibn Khaldun and the Foundation of Sociological Thinking – Dare Ojo Omonijo – John Stuart Mill’s Political Philosophy and the Shaping of Political and Economic Structures – James Apam – The Birth of Sociology: From August Comte to Herbert Spencer – Tunde Salman – The Political Philosophy of Edmund Burke – Azeez Olaniyan & Ayodeji O. Adedeji – The Political Thought of Jeremy Bentham: 1748-1852 – S. M. Omodia and Oluwasuji, C. Olawole – Classical Sociological Statements: A Durkheimian Perspective – Abdullahi A.A., Aliyu, T.K & Mahmoud, K. O. – Jean Bodin: Beyond Sovereignty – Ibrahim Baba Shatambaya – The Life and Works of David Ricardo: A Review of Literature – Olarinde O. Muftau & A.A. Bello – Karl
Marx and the African Realities – Godwin Etta Odok – Max Weber and the Emergence of Interpretive Sociology – Jimoh Amzat & Victor Kolo – Vilfredo Pareto as a Social Theorist and Scholar – S. Akinmayọwa Lawal and Isaac A. Adedeji – George Herbert Mead: The Emergence and Relevance of Interactionism – Olayinka Akanle & Adejare Gbenga Sunday – Contemporary Sociological Discourses: Cooley’s Perspective – Abdullahi, Ali Arazeem and Issah, Moshood – Ervin Goffman’s Perspectives on Contemporary Social Realities – Victor Kolo and Jimoh Amzat – The New Strand of Functionalism of Robert K. Merton – Bashir Bello – Talcott Parsons, Beyond Structural-Functionalism: Understanding
Emerging Systems and Processes in Modern Africa – Isaac A. Adedeji – Introduction to Social Exchange Theory – Dejo Abdulrahman – John Rawls on the Theory of Justice – Ogundiya Ilufoye Sarafa and Samuel Oyewole – Anthony Giddens, Structuration Theory and Modernity – S. Akinmayọwa Lawal – Introduction to Feminist Thinkers – Oluwatoyin Olatundun Ilesanmi.

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About the Editors

Dejo Abdulrahman

Dejo Abdulrahman is at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Usmano Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.

Ilufoye S. Ogundiya

Ilufoye S. Ogundiya is at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Usmano Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.

Jimoh Amzat

Jimoh Amzat is at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Usmano Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.