A Sapped Democracy: The Political Economy of the Structural Adjustment Program and the Political Transition in Nigeria, 1983-1993

A Sapped Democracy: The Political Economy of the Structural Adjustment Program and the Political Transition in Nigeria, 1983-1993

by Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome
     
 

This book is a study of the interaction between liberal economic and political reforms in Nigeria between 1983 and 1993. The work investigates the causes and outcome of the Nigerian state's decision to undertake a simultaneous, dual transition. It considers the role of the state, multilateral organizations and domestic politics as potential causes of policy and the… See more details below

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This book is a study of the interaction between liberal economic and political reforms in Nigeria between 1983 and 1993. The work investigates the causes and outcome of the Nigerian state's decision to undertake a simultaneous, dual transition. It considers the role of the state, multilateral organizations and domestic politics as potential causes of policy and the dynamic interaction between economic and political processes during the transition as determinants of the outcome. Few studies focus on the interaction between the role of the multilaterals, external creditors, and the state as well as the state and powerful domestic actors as determinants of development strategy on contemporary Africans. Nigeria's dual transition reveals complex power struggles by these domestic and international actors. By providing evidence of the dynamic interaction between state, society, and external forces during a period of grave economic crisis, the underlying power relations which shaped the possibility of economic recovery and democracy become evident. This book advances interdisciplinary, theoretical dialogue and contributes to policy studies by analyzing the interaction of policymaking with socioeconomic and political outcomes.

Author Biography: Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome is Visiting Professor of African and African American Studies at Fordham University in New York, New York.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761809852
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
02/26/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Dedication
Ch. 1The Research Objective: SAP and the Return to Civilian Rule, An Introduction1
Ch. 2Review of the Literature37
Ch. 3Toward SAP: Crisis Containment, Stalemate and Compliance83
Ch. 4The Politics of Implementing SAP: State Repression, Coercion and Co-optation versus Social Forces' Contestation, 1986-1993137
Ch. 5Vacillation and Indeterminacy: The Nigerian Transition to Civilian Rule - 1986-1993199
Ch. 6Conclusion: The Sapping of Democracy255
App. IThe Main Objectives of Nigeria's SAP275
App. IIThe Objectives of SFEM277
App. IIITable 1 - Nigeria: Average Exchange Rate, 1983-1993278
App. IVSchedule of Privatized Parastatals279
App. VTable 2 - Economic Growth in Nigeria, 1983-1993280
App. VIThe Political Bureau's Mandate281
App. VIIRecommendations of the Political Bureau282
App. VIIITime Table Provided by the Babangida Regime for Political Transition284
App. VIIITime Table by December 1992286
App. IXNigeria - A History of Administrative Divisions (Creation of States) 1900-1991288
App. XGroups Formed in the Constituent Assembly293
App. XIThe NEC's Mandate295
App. XIIElectoral Malpractices Reported by the NEC, 1992296
App. XIIIPresidential Election, June 12, 1993 - Results Posted by the NEC at its Abuja Headquarters297
App. XIIIPresidential Election, June 12, 1993 - Results Announced by the NEC at State Level298
App. XIVThe Transition to Civil Rule: Some Relevant Decrees299
App. XVOption A 4300
App. XVI1991 Population Figures and Governorship Election Results302
App. XVIIAbsolute and Relative Population Distribution - Nigeria Between 1911 and 1991303
App. XVIIINational and Regional Population Growth: Nigeria 1911-1991304
App. XIXMembers of the Interim National Government305
Bibliography307

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