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Readings in Nigerian Government and Politics

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The book edited by two of the leading lights in the Nigerian  political science Community, is a collection of contributions and reflections of some Nigerian academics teaching in Nigerian tertiary institutions on critical aspects of government, politics and administration of  the Nigerian State, spanning a period since October 1, 1960 when the former British colony obtained 'flag' independence.

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22 incisive topics are treated in this collection. They include:

Inevitability of Instability in Nigeria

Reconsidering Theories of Military Interventions in Politics: The Nigerian Experience 

Revenue Allocation, Resource Control and the Nigerian Political Economy 

The Judiciary and Interpretation of Aspects of the 1979 Nigerian Constitution

The Mass Media and the 1983 Genera Elections

Ethnic Minorities in Nigerian Politics 

Local Government in Nigeria’s Presidential System 

Constraints on Development Planning at the Grassroots in Nigeria

The Police and the Public in the Fourth Republic 

Nigeria in World Oil Politics 


Editors: Adeoye A. Akinsanya and John A.A. Ayoade 


490 pages