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Local Government in West Africa

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ISBN 9781032425009
May 3, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
186 Pages

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Book Description

Local Government in West Africa (1964) examines colonial and independent local government in Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone. With systems of British local government being adopted in English-speaking West Africa, this book looks at how the local government was supposed to work according to its British origins, and how it gradually came to work in its West African environment.

Table of Contents

1. Definitions  2. The Local Authorities  3. The Local Councils  4. Local Government Staff  5. Party Politics  6. The Work of Local Authorities  7. The Size and Population of Local Authorities  8. Local Authorities and the Central Government  9. The Revenue of Local Authorities  10. Northern Nigeria  11. Sierra Leone  12. Some Questions for the Future

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