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The Political Economy of Colonialism and Nation-Building in Nigeria

Editors: Oloruntoba, Samuel Ojo (Ed.)

  • Discusses the political economy of colonialism and nation-building in Nigeria
  • Addresses the many manifestations of colonialism in political, economic and social aspects of Nigeria
  • Investigates how the nature of the political arrangement bequeathed on Nigeria by the colonialists is having implications for the country’s development
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About this book

This book examines the ways in which colonialism continues to define the political economy of Nigeria sixty years after gaining political independence from the British. It also establishes a link between colonialism and the continued agitation for restructuring the political arrangement of the country. The contributions offer various perspectives on how the forceful amalgamation of disparate units and diverse nationalities have undermined the realization of the development potential of Nigeria.

The book is divided into two parts. The first part interrogates the political economy of colonialism and the implications of this on economic development in contemporary Nigeria. The second part examines nation-building, governance, and development in a postcolonial state. The failure of the postcolonial political elites to ensure inclusive governance has continued to foster centrifugal and centripetal forces that question the legitimacy of the state. The forces have deepened calls for secession, accentuated conflicts and predispose the country to possible disintegration. A new government approach is required that would ensure equal representation, access to power and equitable distribution of resources.

About the authors

Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba is Associate Professor in the Thabo Mbeki School of Public and International Affairs, University of South Africa, and Visiting Professor in the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada. He is the author of Regionalism and Integration in Africa: EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements and Euro-Nigeria Relations (2016) and co-editor of The Palgrave Handbook of African Political Economy (with Toyin Falola, 2020). Oloruntoba was the recipient of the National Research Foundation of South Africa Award in 2018.


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eBook 96,29 €
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  • Due: October 13, 2021
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Economy of Colonialism and Nation-Building in Nigeria
Editors
  • Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73875-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73875-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73874-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 353
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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