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State, economy, and society in post-military Nigeria /
edited by Said Adejumobi.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
xvii, 193 p.
ISBN
023011170X (hardback), 9780230111707 (hardback)
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
023011170X (hardback)
9780230111707 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: State, Society and Economy in a Neo-liberal Regime--Said Adejumobi * SECTION I: STATE, SOCIETY AND SOCIAL CONFLICTS * The Press and the Democratic Question: Narrating Ethno-Religious Identities and Conflicts in Nigeria--Wale Adebanwi * Ethno-Religious Conflicts and National Security: Illustrations from the Middle Belt--Sam Egwu * Beyond Electoral Democracy: An Anatomy of Ethnic Minority Insurgency in Nigerias Oil Delta--Cyril Obi * Womens Empowerment--Julie Sanda * SECTION II: ECONOMIC ISSUES * Economic Reforms and Social Welfare--Ademola Ariyo * Corruption--Taye Simbine.
abstract
"The nature of the state and the ideological thrust of state policies continue to shape the character of the economy and social relations in Nigeria. This book analyzes how neo-liberal state economic policies and political reforms have impacted on state-society relations, economic and class configurations, social composition of power, social welfare and cohesion in post-military Nigeria. The Nigerian state more than ever remains a contested political project, with trepidation over its course and future. This collection points to key policy recommendations that may be crucial in redirecting the future of the country"--
"The nature of the state and the ideological thrust of state policies continue to shape the character of the economy and social relations in Nigeria.This book analyzes how neo-liberal state economic policies and political reforms have impacted on state-society relations, economic and class configurations, social composition of power, social welfare and cohesion in post-military Nigeria. The Nigerian state more than ever remains a contested political project, with trepidation over its course and future. This collection points to key policy recommendations that may be crucial in redirecting the future of the country."--
catalogue key
7450403
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Said Adejumobi is currently Chief, public Administration Section and coordinator, African Governance Report (AGR) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. An Associate Professor of Political Science, he was written extensive on issue of democracy, governance, elections, citizenship, and development, in Africa. His books include The African Union and New Strategies for Development in Africa, Breaking Barriers, Creating New Hopes Democracy Civil Society and Good Governance in Africa and The National Question In Nigeria Comparative Perspective. He was formerly Governance Adviser to the ECOWAS Commission, Abuja, Nigeria.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"This is a finely conceptualized book with the potential to redefine the debate on democratic reforms and the nature of the state in arguably the most important country in sub-Saharan Africa: Nigeria. Said Adejumobi, himself a household name in Africanist political science, has assembled a formidable team of academics and scholar-activists. This volume will make an important addition to the emerging corpus on an important period in the political history of Nigeria."Ebenezer Obadare, Assistant Professor of Sociology, the University of Kansas "This collection is the first major study that is available on Nigeria after a period of prolonged military rule. It offers a comprehensive review of the country's uneasy quest to consolidate democratic governance at a time of far-reaching socio-economic change. Readers will find it to be an accessible reference material produced by some of the leading students of politics, economy, and society in contemporary Nigeria."Adebayo Olukoshi, Director, UN African Institute for Economic Development and Planning
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Summaries
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This book analyzes how neo-liberal state economic policies and political reforms have impacted on post-military Nigeria
Main Description
The nature of the state and the ideological thrust of state policies continue to shape the character of the economy and social relations in Nigeria. This book analyzes how neo-liberal state economic policies and political reforms have impacted on state-society relations, economic and class configurations, social composition of power, social welfare and cohesion in post-military Nigeria. The Nigerian state more than ever remains a contested political project, with trepidation over its course and future. This collection points to key policy recommendations that may be crucial in redirecting the future of the country.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Note on Contributorsp. xix
Introduction: State, Economy, and Society in a Neo-Liberal Regimep. 1
State, Society, and Social Conflicts
The Press and the Democratic Question: Narrating Ethno-Religious Identities and Conflicts in Nigeriap. 23
Ethno-Religious Conflicts and National Security in Nigeria: Illustrations from the ôMiddle Beltöp. 49
Beyond Electoral Democracy: An Anatomy of Ethnic Minority Insurgency in Nigeria's Oil Niger Deltap. 85
Women's Empowermentp. 113
Economic Issues
Economic Reforms and Social Welfarep. 135
Corruption in Nigeriap. 157
Selected Bibliographyp. 181
Indexp. 191
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