National Question in Nigeria

National Question in Nigeria

by Abubakar Momoh, Said Adejumobi
     
 
Addressing the burning questions confronting the Nigerian nation state today, this book explores the diverse dimensions and voices apparent in the challenges surrounding the national question. Highlighting a range of under-researched and unexplored issues, it theoretically and empirically examines key aspects of the national question discourse and debate in Nigeria.

Overview

Addressing the burning questions confronting the Nigerian nation state today, this book explores the diverse dimensions and voices apparent in the challenges surrounding the national question. Highlighting a range of under-researched and unexplored issues, it theoretically and empirically examines key aspects of the national question discourse and debate in Nigeria. The contributors bring wide and varied experiences to bear on the volume, and employ both these experiences and the multidisciplinary approach to illuminate and enrich the issues under study. 'The National Question in Nigeria' identifies challenges that must be addressed if the nation is to survive - and critical issues that have been left unresolved and now threaten the nation state. It is essential reading for social scientists, policy makers, politicians, NGO activists and all observers and students of Nigerian history and politics.

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Momoh and Adejumobi (both of the political science department of the U. of Lagos, Nigeria) present 11 contributions, penned primarily by Nigerian political scientists, that explore a variety of questions regarding nationality and politics in modern Nigeria. Chapters look at historical incidents that have undermined corporate existence and sovereignty, the domination of Nigerian politics by the three major ethnic groups, the question of revenue allocation, the demands and struggles of the oil-producing minorities of the Niger Delta, the effect of the formation of states on the exercise of power by minority groups of northern Nigeria, and ethnic strife in the military as a motor for continuing conflict. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754612346
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Series:
Interdisciplinary Research Series in Ethnic, Gender and Class Relations
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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