Modernization and the Crisis of Development in Africa: The Nigerian Experience

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Political Science - 372 pages
This examination of the impact of modernisation on Africa's development uses Nigeria as a case study. It aims to show the central role that the modernisation paradigm played in creating the crisis of development by analysing it from a theoretical and empirical approach. Each chapter includes the issues of state, culture and gender.
 

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Contents

Experts Africanists and Africas Development Crisis
1
Received Wisdom and Africas Development Trajectory
17
Colonial Antecedents
53
Democratic Experiments and Sustainable Democracy
89
Technology Transfer and the Crisis of Industrialization
143
The Dialectics of Agricultural Transformation
173
Schemes
199
Oil and Economic Development Strategies 19701986
215
Economic Crisis and Structural Adjustment Program
249
State Youth and Womens Movements 19861998
281
Conclusion
315
Bibliography
327
Index
361
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Jeremiah I. Dibua is Professor of History at Morgan State University, USA.

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