The Resource Oil, politics and violence : Nigeria's military coup culture (1966-1976), Max Siollun, (electronic resource)

Oil, politics and violence : Nigeria's military coup culture (1966-1976), Max Siollun, (electronic resource)

Label
Oil, politics and violence : Nigeria's military coup culture (1966-1976)
Title
Oil, politics and violence
Title remainder
Nigeria's military coup culture (1966-1976)
Statement of responsibility
Max Siollun
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An insider traces the details of hope and ambition gone wrong in the Giant of Africa, Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. When it gained independence from Britain in 1960, hopes were high that, with mineral wealth and over 140 million people, the most educated workforce in Africa, Nigeria would become Africa s first superpower and a stabilizing democratic influence in the region. However, these lofty hopes were soon dashed and the country lumbered from crisis to crisis, with the democratic government eventually being overthrown in a violent military coup in January 1966. From 1966 until 1999, the army held onto power almost uninterrupted under a succession of increasingly authoritarian military governments and army coups. Military coups and military rule (which began as an emergency aberration) became a seemingly permanent feature of Nigerian politics. The author names names, and explores how British influence aggravated indigenous rivalries. He shows how various factions in the military were able to hold onto power and resist civil and international pressure for democratic governance by exploiting the country's oil wealth and ethnic divisions to its advantage."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siollun, Max
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT515.8
LC item number
.S54 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ebrary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coups d'état
  • Military government
  • HISTORY
  • Coups d'état
  • Military government
  • Political science
  • Politik
  • Putsch
  • Electronic books
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
Label
Oil, politics and violence : Nigeria's military coup culture (1966-1976), Max Siollun, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
The pre-coup days: politics and crisis -- The Nigerian army: the way things were -- Soldiers and politics -- Enter "the five majors" -- From civilian to military rule: history in the making -- A new type of government -- The army implodes -- The July rematch -- Mutineers in power -- The killing continues -- Legacy of the 1966 coups -- Aburi: the "Sovereign National Conference" that got away -- Murtala Muhammed: human tempest -- The post war years: civil and military discontent -- Another army plot: another military government -- Friday the 13th: the watershed coup of 1976 -- Crime and punishment
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 268 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780875867106
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)457043539
  • (OCoLC)ocn457043539
Label
Oil, politics and violence : Nigeria's military coup culture (1966-1976), Max Siollun, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
The pre-coup days: politics and crisis -- The Nigerian army: the way things were -- Soldiers and politics -- Enter "the five majors" -- From civilian to military rule: history in the making -- A new type of government -- The army implodes -- The July rematch -- Mutineers in power -- The killing continues -- Legacy of the 1966 coups -- Aburi: the "Sovereign National Conference" that got away -- Murtala Muhammed: human tempest -- The post war years: civil and military discontent -- Another army plot: another military government -- Friday the 13th: the watershed coup of 1976 -- Crime and punishment
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 268 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780875867106
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)457043539
  • (OCoLC)ocn457043539

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