Nigeria at fifty : the nation in narration  hbk.

edited by Ebenezer Obadare and Wale Adebanwi

Nigeria, Africa's most populous and biggest democracy, celebrates her fiftieth year as an independent nation in October 2010. As the cliche states, 'As Nigeria goes, so goes Africa'. This book frames the socio-historical and political trajectory of Nigeria while examining the many dimensions of the critical choices that she has made as an independent nation. How does the social composition of interest and power illuminate the actualities and narratives of the Nigerian crisis? How have the choices made by Nigerian leaders structured, and/or have been structured by, the character of the Nigerian state and state-society relations? In what ways is Nigeria's mono-product, debt-ridden, dependent economy fed by 'the politics of plunder'? And what are the implications of these questions for the structural relationships of production, reproduction and consumption? This book confronts these questions by making state-centric approaches to understanding African countries speak to relevant social theories that pluralize and complicate our understanding of the specific challenges of a prototypical postcolonial state. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies.

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  • 1. Introduction - Nigeria at 50: The Nation in Narration Ebenezer Obadare and Wale Adebanwi 2. The Limits of Charismatic Authority and the Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria Eghosa Osaghae 3. Between Elite Protectionism and Popular Resistance: The Political Economy of Nigeria's Fractured State since Juridical Independence Kunle Amuwo 4. The Petroleum Industry: A Paradox or (Sp)oiler of Development? Cyril Obi 5. The Nigerian Federal System: Performance, Problems and Prospects Rotimi Suberu 6. How God became a Nigerian! Religious Impulse and the Unfolding of a Nation Afe Adogame 7. Nigerian Elections and the Neopatrimonial Paradox: In Search of the Social Contract Darren Kew

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書名 Nigeria at fifty : the nation in narration
著作者等 Obadare, Ebenezer
Adebanwi Wale
巻冊次 hbk.
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 2011
ページ数 ix., 155 p.
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 0415608406
NCID BB07115533
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス