A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics

A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics

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This book examines the impact of post-colonial leadership on political integration in Nigeria, offering an in-depth understanding of the historical and contemporary forces that shape Nigeria's national politics as well as African politics generally. Okafor discusses how Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial political histories along with contemporary external forces like neo-colonialism, as well as internal social, economic and political structures and developments, have affected emerging post-independence politics in the country. The study climaxes with an Africa-centered theory of political and integrative leadership and then uses it as a prism for analyzing six Nigerian post-independence political leaderships, encompassing Nigeria's First and Second Republics, along with their military interregna. The concluding chapter includes a discussion of the implications of the study for leadership and political integration in Africa in general.countrya#39;s decision to adopt Hindi as the national language unleashed a€œa storm of protest and political crisisa€41 from nonHindi speaking groups. ... by itself, result inthe ethnic dominationof Nigeria bythe original speakersof the nationally adopted language if Nigeria learnstorespect ... thatusing a common Nigerian language would not require that you shouldgive up thelanguage of your own ethnic heritage.

Title:A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics
Author:Victor Oguejiofor Okafor
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-13


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