This book deconstructs the neopatrimonial paradigm that has dominated analysis of Nigerian and African development. It shows that by denying agency to Nigerian societies and devaluing indigenous culture and local realities, Eurocentric diffusionism played a significant role in the failure of development planning.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2013|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Jeremiah I. Dibua is a Professor of History and coordinator, Graduate Programs in History and African American Studies at Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA. He has published extensively on modern African history, politics and economy, and on the political economy of development. He is the author of Modernization and the Crisis of Development in Africa: The Nigerian Experience (2006).
Table of Contents1. Neopatrimonialism, Eurocentric Diffusionism, and Development Planning 2. Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Development Planning 3. Colonial Planning and the Foundations of Eurocentric Diffusionism 4. Postcolonial Planning and the Dialectics of Neopatrimonialism 5. Planning Agricultural Development in Bendel State 6. Planning Industrial Development in Bendel State