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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 15 mm
Nigeria's modern history can be described as the twinning of hope and disaster. In this volume, composed to commemorate the country's golden jubilee, Ebenezer Obadare and Wale Adebanwi warn that Nigeria runs the risk of "exploding or imploding at any point" given the large number of unresolved national problems. Yet, the editors of this important book affirm that "Nigeria still contains within her the transformational possibilities and human potentialities which can be mobilized, harnessed and leveraged by a new kind of leadership". Students of African politics will delight in this volume of essays by leading academics and the many insights it provides on the Nigerian predicament of political instability and stalled development.
Professor Richard Joseph, John Evans Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University.
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