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Title Deadend to Nigerian development : an analysis of the political economy of Nigeria, 1979-1989 / edited by Okwudiba Nnoli.

Published Dakar, Senegal : CODESRIA, 1993 ; Oxford : ABC [distributors]

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 UniM Store  330.9669 DEAD GD16    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 250 pages ; 23cm
Bibliography Includes index.
Summary The balance of power between an individual and the state they live in is the key to any country's political process. Concepts of citizenship, reciprocity of rights and citizen's duties intertwine in the struggle for assertion. With its largely collective citizenship, the civil society in Africa is alive and vibrant. But in the face of continuing global recession, the present phase of the African crisis is expected to sharpen contradictions within the continent's states. New paradigms have to be sought to explain the formations and realities. The ten chapters in this book, all written by African scholars, question the western, ethnocentric model of development and look at the wide diversity of African experience. From the Ormo cosmic framework and street-begging in Nigeria, through the role of labour and the part played by wage demands in the African crisis, this volume is a major contribution to the debate on Africa's future.
Other author Nnoli, Okwudiba.
Codesria.
Subject Nigeria -- Economic conditions -- 1970-
Nigeria -- Economic policy.
Nigeria -- Social policy.
Nigeria -- Politics and government.
ISBN 2869780206 (paperback)
2869780214 (cased)