State, Economy, And Society In Post-Military Nigeria

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

bySaid Adejumobi

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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. 

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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, s...

Said Adejumobi is the Chief of the Public Administration Section and Coordinator of the African Governance Report (AGR) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:214 pages, 8.65 × 5.66 × 0.8 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023011170X

ISBN - 13:9780230111707

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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 Nigeria’s Oil Delta--Cyril Obi * Women’s Empowerment--Julie Sanda * SECTION II:  ECONOMIC ISSUES * Economic Reforms and Social Welfare--Ademola Ariyo * Corruption--Taye Simbine

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“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