The State And Democracy In Africa

Author by : African Association of Political Science
Languange : en
Publisher by : Africa World Press
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Description : A study of the issues of democracy and democratisation in Africa, with emphasis on the roles of civil society and the state in the democratic transition. Includes case studies on women's struggle for equality in Botswana, state civil society in Uganda, and the role played by the state in blocking, undermining or promoting the democratic transition in South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana.


Crippled Giant

Author by : Eghosa E. Osaghae
Languange : en
Publisher by : C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
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Description : Eghosa Osaghae analyzes Nigerian politics since independence in 1960 in relation to the factors that have prevented Nigeria from being the giant that its resources and location in the global system entitle it to be. 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.


Governance And Politics In Post Military Nigeria

Author by : S. Adejumobi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This edited collection is the product of a National Research Working Group (NRWG) established by Said Adejumobi and supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). It analyzes the progress made in Nigeria since the return to democratic rule in 1999 and the prospects of democratic consolidation in the country.


Promoting Gender Equality In Political Participation

Author by : Damilola Taiye Agbalajobi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Provides an improved understanding into women's participation in Nigeria and lays bare the misconceptions about it.


Impact Of Culture On The Transfer Of Management Practices In Former British Colonies

Author by : OLUSOJI JAMES GEORGE
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : In this book, Impact of Culture on the Transfer of Management Practices in a Former British Colonies: Cadbury, Nigeria, Dr. Olusoji George deals with a number of these issues head on. In particular, he has highlighted two elements largely ignored in the international management literature: first, colonial (political and economic forms) and their encounters with pre-existing employment management practices and secondly, emergent, post-colonial influences on modern management. The hybrid systems that emerge in many postcolonial, developing economies, Dr. George argues, are best investigated by delving deep into the historical antecedents of management practices. It is at the intersection between colonised and coloniser, and attempts to reconcile the injustices created within colonial systems (as well as attempts to create specific ethnic and tribal balance within colonial systems) that the legacy that independent, but postcolonial nations may struggle to reconcile may be found. Through an in-depth analysis based on a major corporation in West Africa, specifically Cadbury Nigeria, evolving practices, grounded in colonial and commercial objectives bring into sharp focus the veracity of the central historical features of the proposition made by Dr. George.


All Alone

Author by : Adolphus Ezeakor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : Broad in its scope and detailed in its research, this book analyzes the psychosocial conditions of Nigerian widows and childless women on inheritance and property relations, and highlights incidence of major trauma events, such as violence, abuse and neglect that affect millions of the female population every year. Currently, there is no mental health care model with the potential to address the psychological and social needs of survivors in a cost - effective dimension. This book presents such a model of raising awareness on the impact of cognitive predictors of mental distress (prolonged grief) associated with traumatic stressful experience and behaviour, making it invaluable for both policy-makers and mental health professionals. Building on more than seven years of extensive research on gender studies, culture and healthcare, as well as presentation and participation on academic seminars, conferences and workshops and some other religious and social scientific insights, this book provides a learning curve to harmful traditional practices and ideological cultural belief to aid understanding of various forms of psychological effects for abuse and domestic violence and how its adverse effect can be overcome through counselling and psychotherapy treatment. The book also offers a critical analysis of various controversial issues around patriarchal practice in patrilineal and kinship system associated with women's disinheritance, rite of passage and their psychosocial conditions in the light of the present research findings. The author suggests education as a starting point around harmful traditional practices among the minority groups in developing countries; whilst seeking to promote value-centred vision on people's cultural rights and healthcare, covering improvement on coping mechanism for abuse, the book will be of use to survivors themselves as well as care providers.


Hausaland Divided

Author by : William F. S. Miles
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Description : How have different forms of colonialism shaped societies and their politics? William F. S. Miles focuses on the Hausa-speaking people of West Africa whose land is still split by an arbitrary boundary established by Great Britain and France at the turn of the century. In 1983 Miles returned as a Fulbright scholar to the region where he had served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the late 1970s. Already fluent in the Hausa language, he established residence in carefully selected twin villages on either side of the border separating the Republic of Niger from the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Over the next year, and then during subsequent visits, he traveled by horseback between the two places, conducting archival research, collecting oral testimony, and living the ethnographic life. Miles argues that the colonial imprint of the British and the French can still be discerned more than a generation after the conferring of formal independence on Nigeria and Niger. Moreover, such influences persist even in the relatively remote countryside: in the nature of economic transactions, in local education practices, in the practice of Islam, in the operation of chieftaincy. In Hausaland as throughout the world, the border illuminates the vital differences between otherwise similar societies.


Fundamentals Of Nigerian Politics

Author by : Bamgbose Jimoh Adele
Languange : en
Publisher by : S.N. Publishing Company
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