CLASSICAL THEORISTS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES: From Western Ideas to African Realities (2021) by Dejo Abdulrahman, Ilufoye S. Ogundiya & Jimoh Amzat


The book should be of great interest to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the social sciences, including but not limited to economics, geography, public administration, political science, sociology, anthropology and demography. It is certainly 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 llufoye 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 Oluwasoji, 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. Akinmayowa Lawal & Isaac A. Adedeji
  • George Herbert Mead: The Emergence and Relevance of Interactionism – Olayinka Akanle & Adejare Gbenga Sunday
  • Contemporary Sociological Discourses: Cooley’s Perspective – Abdullah Ali Arazeem & Issah, Moshood
  • Ervin Goffman’s Perspectives on Contemporary Social Realities – Victor Kolo & 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 & Samuel Oyewole
  • Anthony Giddens, Structuration Theory and Modernity – S. Akinmayowa Lawal
  • Introduction to Feminist Thinkers – Oluwatoyin Olatundun Ilesanmi
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Professor Dejo Abdulrahman – Department of Sociology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria, and Fellow, Social Science Academy of Nigeria (FSSAN)

Professor Ilufoye Sarafa Ogundiya – Department of Political Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria, and Senior Fellow, French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA)

Professor Jimoh Amzat – Department of Sociology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria, and Senior Research Associate, Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

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