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The Resource Understanding modern Nigeria : ethnicity, democracy, and development, Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin, (electronic resource)

Understanding modern Nigeria : ethnicity, democracy, and development, Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin, (electronic resource)

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Understanding modern Nigeria : ethnicity, democracy, and development
Title
Understanding modern Nigeria
Title remainder
ethnicity, democracy, and development
Statement of responsibility
Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since its independence from Britain in 1960, Nigeria has emerged as Africa's second largest economy and one of the biggest producers of oil in the world. Despite its economic success, however, there are deep divisions among its two hundred and fifty ethnic groups. Centered around three of the dominant themes of Nigeria's post-colonial narrative - ethnicity, democracy and governance, this is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the history and events that have shaped these three areas. World-renowned expert in Nigerian history, Toyin Falola shows us how the British laid the foundations of modern Nigeria, with colonialism breading competition for resources and power and the widening cleavages between the Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba, and Igbo ethnic groups that had been forced together under British rule, the choice of federalism as a political system, and the religious and political pluralism that have shaped its institutions and practices. Using an examination of the outcomes of this history, manifested in hunger, violence, poverty, human rights violations, threats of secession and corruption, where power and resources are used to reproduce underdevelopment, Falola offers insigh
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Falola, Toyin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social change
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
Label
Understanding modern Nigeria : ethnicity, democracy, and development, Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108936866
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Narrating postcolonial Nigeria -- In search of modernity -- Context and history -- Colonial modernity -- Political pluralism -- Religious identities -- Federalism and its fault-lines -- Democracy and governance -- Ethnicities and political identities -- Religion and geopolitics -- Democracy and its limits -- Governance, citizenship and the state -- Development crises -- Corruption -- The political economy of oil -- Environment and sustainable development -- Food, society, and human capabilities -- Women's marginalization -- Human and minority rights -- Political violence -- Challenges of Western education -- Reforms and revolutions -- Change agents : youths and politics -- Hashtags and social protests : reformation and revolution in the age of social media -- Reformist opinion : grassroots and political activism -- Revolutionary option : social movements and power to the citizens -- Nationalist ethos, collective reformation, and citizenry power -- Popular culture and politics -- Conclusion: Pathways to the future
Control code
CR9781108936866
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 672 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108936866
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Understanding modern Nigeria : ethnicity, democracy, and development, Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108936866
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Narrating postcolonial Nigeria -- In search of modernity -- Context and history -- Colonial modernity -- Political pluralism -- Religious identities -- Federalism and its fault-lines -- Democracy and governance -- Ethnicities and political identities -- Religion and geopolitics -- Democracy and its limits -- Governance, citizenship and the state -- Development crises -- Corruption -- The political economy of oil -- Environment and sustainable development -- Food, society, and human capabilities -- Women's marginalization -- Human and minority rights -- Political violence -- Challenges of Western education -- Reforms and revolutions -- Change agents : youths and politics -- Hashtags and social protests : reformation and revolution in the age of social media -- Reformist opinion : grassroots and political activism -- Revolutionary option : social movements and power to the citizens -- Nationalist ethos, collective reformation, and citizenry power -- Popular culture and politics -- Conclusion: Pathways to the future
Control code
CR9781108936866
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 672 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108936866
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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