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This book examines the impact of post-colonial leadership on political integration in Nigeria, offering an in-depth understanding of the historical and contemporary forces that shape Nigeria's national politics as well as African politics generally. Okafor discusses how Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial political histories along with contemporary external forces like neo-colonialism, as well as internal social, economic and political structures and developments, have affected emerging post-independence politics in the country. The study climaxes with an Africa-centered theory of political and integrative leadership and then uses it as a prism for analyzing six Nigerian post-independence political leaderships, encompassing Nigeria's First and Second Republics, along with their military interregna. The concluding chapter includes a discussion of the implications of the study for leadership and political integration in Africa in general.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415981064
ISBN-10: 0415981069
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Victor Oguejiofor Okafor

Victor Oguejiofor Okafor is a Professor of African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University. His publications include Towards an Understanding of Africology (2002), Studies in African American Leadership: Individuals, Movements, and Committees, chapters in several anthologies, and scholarly articles in numerous journals, magazines, and newspapers.

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Roadmap for Understanding African Politics by Victor Oguejiofor Okafor

A Roadmap for Understanding African Politics

Paperback, June 2009