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

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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.
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1 Introduction : "experts," Africanists and Africa's development crisis 1
2 Received wisdom and Africa's development trajectory 17
3 Colonial antecedents 53
4 Democratic experiments and sustainable democracy 89
5 Technology transfer and the crisis of industrialization 143
6 The dialectics of agricultural transformation 173
7 Oil and economic development strategies, 1970-1986 215
8 Economic crisis and structural adjustment program 249
9 State, youth and women's movements, 1986-1998 281
10 Conclusion 315
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