Download A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics: Leadership and by Victor Oguejiofor Okafor PDF

By Victor Oguejiofor Okafor

This e-book examines the influence of post-colonial management on political integration in Nigeria, providing an in-depth realizing of the ancient and modern forces that form Nigeria's nationwide politics in addition to African politics in most cases. Okafor discusses how Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial political histories in addition to modern exterior forces like neo-colonialism, in addition to inner social, fiscal and political constructions and advancements, have affected rising post-independence politics within the nation. The learn climaxes with an Africa-centered thought of political and integrative management after which makes use of it as a prism for examining six Nigerian post-independence political leaderships, encompassing Nigeria's First and moment Republics, besides their army interregna. The concluding bankruptcy features a dialogue of the consequences of the learn for management and political integration in Africa quite often.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics: Leadership and Political Integration in Nigeria PDF

Similar regional books

A Cultural History of Modern Science in China

Historians of technology and Sinologists have lengthy wanted a unified narrative to explain the chinese language improvement of contemporary technology, drugs, and know-how because 1600. They welcomed the looks in 2005 of Benjamin Elman's masterwork, on their lonesome phrases. Now Elman has retold the tale of the Jesuit influence on overdue imperial China, circa 1600-1800, and the Protestant period in early smooth China from the 1840s to 1900 in a concise and obtainable shape excellent for the school room.

Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

Nationwide parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier guard a few of this country's such a lot adored desert landscapes. whereas visions of pristine, uninhabited nature resulted in the production of those parks, in addition they encouraged rules of Indian elimination. by way of contrasting the local histories of those areas with the hyperlinks among Indian coverage advancements and preservationist efforts, this paintings examines the advanced origins of the nationwide parks and the troubling results of the yankee desolate tract excellent.

The New Nature of Maps: Essays in the History of Cartography

During this number of essays J. B. Harley (1932-1991) attracts on principles in paintings historical past, literature, philosophy, and the research of visible tradition to subvert the conventional, "positivist" version of cartography, changing it with one who is grounded in an iconological and semiotic idea of the character of maps.

Extra info for A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics: Leadership and Political Integration in Nigeria

Sample text

59 While Achebe may be guilty of over-generalization (I contend that there are legions of Nigerians who are neither corrupt nor corruptible), his assertions are largely reinforced by this book’s forth-right discussion of the multitude of social and political ills that plague Nigeria. Specifically, the work is correct in arguing that, in general, and no doubt there must be exceptions, Nigerian political leadership lacks integrity. In theory, its political culture, as articulated in constitutional declarations and stipulations, derides corruption, but in practice, the Nigerian political elite, at large (and with exceptions here and there) tends to pay a lip service to its normative opposition to corruption.

75 Be that as it may, Dorothy Dodge observes that certain prerequisites are necessary for the existence of an effective governmental system. 76 This study reveals that those conditions are lacking or in short supply in the Nigerian political culture. The problem of corruption remains a major threat to political stability. ”78 But Babangida dismissed the coup plotters as “dissidents . . ”80 Like a deteriorating patient, bureaucratic corruption in Nigeria has only gotten worse and more daring in the new millennium, and the current civilian government of Olusegun Obasanjo81 has had to embark upon an understandably difficult “war on corruption”although the war has attracted a mixture of praises and skepticism from a cross-section of Nigerians.

The end result was a three year, bloody “civil” war that culminated in the termination of an attempt of the Eastern section of Nigeria to secede from the country. In Nigeria’s quest for political stability, it has experimented with both the British style parliamentary system of government and the United States model of presidentialism. The latter was the basis of the second republic, which lasted from 1979 to 1983. The third Republic that began with the 1999 election of Olusegun Obasanjo continues as a presidential system of government.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 7 votes