Modernisation and the Crisis of Development in Africa: The Nigerian Experience

Modernisation and the Crisis of Development in Africa: The Nigerian Experience

by Jeremiah I. Dibua
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754642283

ISBN-13: 9780754642282

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Jeremiah I. Dibua challenges prevailing notions of Africa's development crisis by drawing attention to the role of modernization as a way of understanding the nature and dynamics of the crisis and how to overcome the problem of underdevelopment. He specifically focuses on Nigeria as it exemplifies the crisis of underdevelopment in the continent and explores various…  See more details below

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Jeremiah I. Dibua challenges prevailing notions of Africa's development crisis by drawing attention to the role of modernization as a way of understanding the nature and dynamics of the crisis and how to overcome the problem of underdevelopment. He specifically focuses on Nigeria as it exemplifies the crisis of underdevelopment in the continent and explores various theoretical and empirical issues involved in understanding the crisis, including state, class, gender and culture, often neglected in analysis. This is the first book to adopt such an approach and to develop a new framework for analyzing the development crisis and has potential for influencing the debate on the development dilemma of African and Third World societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754642282
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
Interdisciplinary Research Series in Ethnic, Gender, and Class Relations
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : "experts," Africanists and Africa's development crisis1
2Received wisdom and Africa's development trajectory17
3Colonial antecedents53
4Democratic experiments and sustainable democracy89
5Technology transfer and the crisis of industrialization143
6The dialectics of agricultural transformation173
7Oil and economic development strategies, 1970-1986215
8Economic crisis and structural adjustment program249
9State, youth and women's movements, 1986-1998281
10Conclusion315

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