Politics And Economic Development In Nigeria: Updated Edition, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Politics And Economic Development In Nigeria

Updated Edition, 1st Edition

By Tom Forrest

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304 pages

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pub: 2019-07-12
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Description

This text provides an account of the dynamic interplay between the political and economic forces that have shaped government priorities and strategies in Africa's most populous country. The author examines efforts to build a stronger federal centre, to develop national policies, to counter uneven development, and to reduce conflicts that have arisen from ethnic, regional, class and religious differences. A final section analyzes the evolution of economic policy and performance, looking specifically at agrarian policy, the programme of economic liberalization, and the impact of oil revenues.

Table of Contents

State, society and economy; military government and politics, 1970-1979; a hollow democracy civil rule, 1979-1983; the return of the military; the Buhari regime; the Babangida regime; the state, oil dynamics, and the economy, 1970-1980; civil rule and economic policy, 1979-1983; the state and agriculture on the 1980s; structural adjustment and national accumulation.

About the Author

Tom Forrest

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL053000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / African
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies