The Resource Nigeria since independence : forever fragile?, J.N.C. Hill, Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College London, UK

Nigeria since independence : forever fragile?, J.N.C. Hill, Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College London, UK

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Nigeria since independence : forever fragile?
Title
Nigeria since independence
Title remainder
forever fragile?
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J.N.C. Hill, Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College London, UK
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eng
Summary
Boko Haram's recent attacks have helped turn Nigeria into a failed state, yet so far it has avoided breaking up. But what are the forces keeping it together? And how much longer will they continue to do so? Nigeria since Independence seeks to answer these important questions by looking at the complex and contradictory roles played by the country's federal structures, oil reserves, and the armed forces. The picture of contemporary Nigeria it paints is at once intriguing and complex, frightening and optimistic. This book focuses on both the factors fuelling the insurgencies in the Niger Delta and the North-East, which are the primary cause of country's failure, and the main mechanisms helping to keep the country together. Enhanced by interviews with senior Nigerian policy-makers and foreign diplomats, it provides a crucial insight into the state of modern Nigeria
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Palgrave Connect Political & International Studies Collection 2013
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1978-
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Hill, J. N. C.
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT515.8
LC item number
.H55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Ethnic relations
  • Political science
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Nigeria since independence : forever fragile?, J.N.C. Hill, Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College London, UK
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Formerly CIP.
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Fear of Failure: Negative Sovereignty and the Birth of State Failure -- The Causes and Consequences of State Failure -- Identifying Failed States -- Failure to promote human flourishing -- The spread and spread of the concept of state failure -- Conclusions -- The Enemy Within: Insurgency and the Failure of the Nigerian State -- The Ways and Extent of Nigeria's Failure -- Boko Haram -- The MEND -- Failure to Control -- Failure to Promote Human Flourishing -- Failure to Provide Security -- Failure to Provide Healthcare and Education -- The Dangers of Disintegration -- Conclusions -- The Emperor's New Clothes? Federalism, the Decline of Old Loyalties and the Rise of New Jealousies -- The Post-independence Background to Federalism -- The Function of Federalism -- 'Not a Nation': Federalism and the Preservation of Difference -- A Spur to Ethnic Tensions -- Damage to National Unity -- Damage to Political Rights -- Corruption -- Out of Many Came Forth One: Federalism and the Quest for Unity -- Conclusions -- Fuel to the Flames: Oil and Political Violence in Contemporary Nigeria -- Oil and its Lubrication of Nigeria's Failure -- Damage to the Economy -- Damage to the Environment -- Corruption -- Damage to Democracy -- Failure to Promote Human Flourishing and the Spread of Armed Violence -- Secessionism -- On Troubled Waters: Oil and its Contribution to Nigeria's Unity -- Conclusions -- Of the People but for the People? Nigeria and its Armed Forces -- The Legacy and Reputation of Nigeria's Armed Forces -- The Armed Forces' Contribution to Nigeria's Failure -- A Failure to Defend -- The Abuse of Human Rights -- The Armed Forces' Efforts to Prevent Nigeria's Failure -- Maintaining and Preserving Security -- Strengthening Public Participation and Trust in the Political Process -- Promoting Social Integration and Harmony
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 173 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230298521
Lccn
2012038845
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843152256
  • (OCoLC)ocn843152256
Label
Nigeria since independence : forever fragile?, J.N.C. Hill, Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College London, UK
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fear of Failure: Negative Sovereignty and the Birth of State Failure -- The Causes and Consequences of State Failure -- Identifying Failed States -- Failure to promote human flourishing -- The spread and spread of the concept of state failure -- Conclusions -- The Enemy Within: Insurgency and the Failure of the Nigerian State -- The Ways and Extent of Nigeria's Failure -- Boko Haram -- The MEND -- Failure to Control -- Failure to Promote Human Flourishing -- Failure to Provide Security -- Failure to Provide Healthcare and Education -- The Dangers of Disintegration -- Conclusions -- The Emperor's New Clothes? Federalism, the Decline of Old Loyalties and the Rise of New Jealousies -- The Post-independence Background to Federalism -- The Function of Federalism -- 'Not a Nation': Federalism and the Preservation of Difference -- A Spur to Ethnic Tensions -- Damage to National Unity -- Damage to Political Rights -- Corruption -- Out of Many Came Forth One: Federalism and the Quest for Unity -- Conclusions -- Fuel to the Flames: Oil and Political Violence in Contemporary Nigeria -- Oil and its Lubrication of Nigeria's Failure -- Damage to the Economy -- Damage to the Environment -- Corruption -- Damage to Democracy -- Failure to Promote Human Flourishing and the Spread of Armed Violence -- Secessionism -- On Troubled Waters: Oil and its Contribution to Nigeria's Unity -- Conclusions -- Of the People but for the People? Nigeria and its Armed Forces -- The Legacy and Reputation of Nigeria's Armed Forces -- The Armed Forces' Contribution to Nigeria's Failure -- A Failure to Defend -- The Abuse of Human Rights -- The Armed Forces' Efforts to Prevent Nigeria's Failure -- Maintaining and Preserving Security -- Strengthening Public Participation and Trust in the Political Process -- Promoting Social Integration and Harmony
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 173 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230298521
Lccn
2012038845
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)843152256
  • (OCoLC)ocn843152256

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