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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

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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.

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Based on her doctoral dissertation at Columbia, Okome (African studies and political science, Fordham U.) details Nigeria's 1986-93 transition to civilian rule and implementation of a World Bank/IMF- supported Structural Adjustment Program under President Babangida, and its ultimate failure. The broader issue analyzed on multiple levels is why countries undertake and fail at such dual political-economic efforts. She opts for an emphasis on local conditions rather than a general theory. Includes maps, data tables, and decrees. The author's prefatory tribute to her Yoruba culture is a welcome personal touch. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761809845
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
03/05/1998
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

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

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