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Nigeria And The Politics Of Unreason

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Author: Victor E. Dike
Publisher: Adonis & Abbey Pub Limited
ISBN:
Size: 54.55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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Nigeria And The Politics Of Unreason

by Victor E. Dike, Nigeria And The Politics Of Unreason Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Nigeria And The Politics Of Unreason books, Dike, a regular contributor to debates on Nigeria, assesses how far the Obasanjo regime has lived up to its promises between 1999 and 2003, and concludes that the president's Ostrich leadership-style has turned the country into a place where socio-political and economic problems remain unresolved.




Election Dispute Management

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Size: 13.58 MB
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Category : Africa, West
Languages : en
Pages : 148
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Election Dispute Management

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African Governance Report Iii 2013

African Governance Report III 2013 PDF
Author: United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211251203
Size: 69.65 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 245
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African Governance Report Iii 2013

by United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa, African Governance Report Iii 2013 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download African Governance Report Iii 2013 books, "The African Governance Report, the most comprehensive report on governance in Africa, assesses and monitors the progress of African countries on governance, identifies capacity gaps in governance institutions and proposes policies and strategic interventions to improve governance on the continent. This third edition of the Report, while continuing to monitor governance trends, adopts a thematic approach: elections and the management of diversity in Africa. Elections are central to democratic governance and the political management of diversity in plural societies. While elections are held with greater regularity in Africa, their content and quality remains suspect in many countries, with Africa's rich diversity deployed as a combustive tool in electoral conflicts. Elections have often triggered conflict, with violence, tensions, acrimonies and sharp elite divisions surrounding electoral processes and outcomes-- a worrying trend for Africa's democratic future. The Report investigates elections in the face of managing diversity in Africa. It recommends major electoral, institutional, political and constitutional reforms to enable elections to facilitate the democratic management of diversity, while significantly improving their quality and credibility. These include reform of the party system to make it more inclusive and democratic, a move to more proportional electoral systems, and an increase in the autonomy and effectiveness of election management boards. The Report argues that regional and subregional initiatives and frameworks for elections, democracy and governance have to be implemented and monitored to improve electoral performance and promote democratic consolidation and stability."--Page [4] of cover.




Perspectives On Vigilantism In Nigeria

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Author: David Pratten
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Size: 66.81 MB
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Category : Vigilance committees
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Perspectives On Vigilantism In Nigeria

by David Pratten, Perspectives On Vigilantism In Nigeria Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Perspectives On Vigilantism In Nigeria books, This collection focuses on the rise of vigilantism and the privatization of armed security in Nigeria from a number of fresh perspectives that move beyond the 'collapsed state' thesis to grasp the more productive and dynamic dimensions of sociality and security both today and during the colonial period. Vigilantism has become an endemic feature of the Nigerian social and political landscape, especially so since the return to democratic rule in 1999. Vigilantes have assumed a status synonymous with the fractured and violence-ridden image of Africa's most populous nation. Beyond fighting crime, vigilante groups such as the O'odua People's Congress, the Bakassi Boys and the shari'a implementation committees represent divergent aspirations for Nigeria's future, and spearhead contemporary political contests over the country's most intractable issues - the politics of democracy, ethnicity and religion. Set against global trends in the privatization of policing, and emergent forms of armed insurgency across the African continent, this collection draws on anthropological and historical perspectives to situate vigilantism within historical trajectories, and within localized idioms of power, knowledge and accountability.