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Crippled Giant: Nigeria since Independence

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Eghosa Osaghae’s book analyzes the politics of Nigeria since independence in 1960 in relation to the factors that have prevented it from being the giant that its enormous resources and vantage location in the global system entitle it to be.

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The conceptual framework links elements of the country's political culture and economy to its colonial creation and current location as a neo-colonial formation.
Post-independence political developments are examined in chronological order, beginning with the First Republic (1960-1966) and ending with Abacha regime (1993-1998). Each of the seven chapters has detailed sections on the economy and foreign policy. 

Special attention is given to the political scene in the late 1980s and 1990s during which, commentators agree, the country went into a steep decline. The author looks in turn at the structural adjustments, failed democratization projects, the annulled 12 June 1993 election, the intensified struggle against military rule, and the possibilities of disintegration.

Author: Professor Eghosa Osaghae


342 pages