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Democracy and prebendalism in Nigeria : critical interpretations, edited by Wale Adebanwi, Ebenezer Obadare; Foreword by Larry Diamond, (electronic book)

Label
Democracy and prebendalism in Nigeria : critical interpretations
Title
Democracy and prebendalism in Nigeria
Title remainder
critical interpretations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Wale Adebanwi, Ebenezer Obadare; Foreword by Larry Diamond
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Richard Joseph's seminal 1987 book Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria represented a watershed moment in the understanding of the political dynamics of Nigeria. This groundbreaking collection brings together scholars from across disciplines to assess the significance of Joseph's work and the current state of Nigerian politics.
  • 'At once smartly guided by theoretical concerns, and thoroughly engaged with the complicated and varied realities of Nigerian society and byzantine politics, the essays in this first-rate collection are essential reading to anyone who wishes to understand why a country with so much potential remains mired in poverty.' - Nicolas van de Walle, Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government, Cornell University, USA 'Adebanwi and Obadare, two of the leading lights of a new generation of African social scientists, have skillfully assembled an intergenerational mix of long-term students of politics, economy, and society in contemporary Nigeria that will offer readers considerable food for thought about the history of the organization and use of power and resources in Africa's most populous country. Their contribution, as much for the quality of the arguments marshaled as for the variety and cogency of issues covered, will make this book a compulsory companion for all those interested in gaining a more robust understanding of the dynamics that have combined together over the years to make Nigeria continuously under-perform at huge cost to itself and, indeed, all of Africa.' - Adebayo Olukoshi, Director, UN African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) 'Drawing in diverse ways upon Richard Joseph's seminal treatment of prebendalism, the contributors to this excellent volume illuminates the contradictions of 'really existing' democracy in Nigeria and its many predatory aspects. An invaluable guide to postcolonial Nigeria, the book is a major contribution to understanding African politics more broadly.' - Crawford Young, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Adebanwi, Wale
  • Obadare, Ebenezer
  • Diamond, Larry Jay
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  • Democracy
  • Patronage, Political
  • Nigeria
Summary expansion
Celebrating the original publication of Richard Joseph's seminal book Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria, this state-of-the-field collection brings together leading scholars of Nigeria for a creative and robust engagement with the nation's experiments and experiences with liberal democracy. They explore a range of issues central to Nigerian politics today, including major developments since the 1980s, the role of petroleum, factors related to religion and class, and the question of whether prebendal clientelism is even a useful model for understanding the current state of Nigerian democracy. Across varied methodologies and disciplinary backgrounds, these and other pertinent questions receive a penetrating and comprehensive analysis
Label
Democracy and prebendalism in Nigeria : critical interpretations, edited by Wale Adebanwi, Ebenezer Obadare; Foreword by Larry Diamond, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-286) and index
Contents
Preface - Larry Diamond Introduction: Democracy and Prebendalism: Emphases, Provocations, And Elongations - Ebenezer Obadare and Wale Adebanwi PART I The Roots of Neopatrimonialism: Opposition Politics and Popular Consent in Southwest Nigeria - Leena Hoffmann and Insa Nolte Prebendalism and the People: The Price of Petrol at the Pump - Jane Guyer and LaRay Denzer Prebendal Politics and Federal Governance in Nigeria - Rotimi Suberu Elite Competition, Institutional Change and Political Responsibility - E. Remi Aiyede Beyond Prebendal Politics: Class and Political Struggles in post-Colonial Nigeria - 'Kunle Amuwo Positions of Security and the Security of Position: Bureaucratic Prebendalism Inside the State - Olly Owen PART II Hausa Traditional Political Culture, Islam and Democracy: Historical Perspectives on Three Political Traditions - Muhammad S. Umar Mediating Justice: Youths, Media and 'Affective Justice' in the Politics of Northern Nigeria - Conerly Casey Decolonization, Ethno-Regionalism, and the Origins of Federalism in Nigeria - Olufemi Vaughan, Bowdoin College Radical Insecurity and Rugged Lives: The Politics of Youth in Nigeria - David Pratten PART III: reconsiderations Epilogue - Richard Joseph
Control code
9781137280770
Extent
xvi, 300 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137280787
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Democracy and prebendalism in Nigeria : critical interpretations, edited by Wale Adebanwi, Ebenezer Obadare; Foreword by Larry Diamond, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-286) and index
Contents
Preface - Larry Diamond Introduction: Democracy and Prebendalism: Emphases, Provocations, And Elongations - Ebenezer Obadare and Wale Adebanwi PART I The Roots of Neopatrimonialism: Opposition Politics and Popular Consent in Southwest Nigeria - Leena Hoffmann and Insa Nolte Prebendalism and the People: The Price of Petrol at the Pump - Jane Guyer and LaRay Denzer Prebendal Politics and Federal Governance in Nigeria - Rotimi Suberu Elite Competition, Institutional Change and Political Responsibility - E. Remi Aiyede Beyond Prebendal Politics: Class and Political Struggles in post-Colonial Nigeria - 'Kunle Amuwo Positions of Security and the Security of Position: Bureaucratic Prebendalism Inside the State - Olly Owen PART II Hausa Traditional Political Culture, Islam and Democracy: Historical Perspectives on Three Political Traditions - Muhammad S. Umar Mediating Justice: Youths, Media and 'Affective Justice' in the Politics of Northern Nigeria - Conerly Casey Decolonization, Ethno-Regionalism, and the Origins of Federalism in Nigeria - Olufemi Vaughan, Bowdoin College Radical Insecurity and Rugged Lives: The Politics of Youth in Nigeria - David Pratten PART III: reconsiderations Epilogue - Richard Joseph
Control code
9781137280770
Extent
xvi, 300 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137280787
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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