9781588262998

Crafting the New Nigeria: Confronting the Challenges

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    9781588262998

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    1588262995

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-10-31
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner
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Summary

Considers the challenges that Nigeria's leadership now faces, offering rich-and-sobering-analyses of the current political and economic systems.

Author Biography

Darren Kew is assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston Peter M. Lewis is associate professor in the Division of Comparative and Regional Studies, American University, Washington, D.C. Bronwen Manby is director of the Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP) at the Open Society Institute John N. Paden is Clarence Robinson Professor of International Studies at George Mason University William Reno is an associate professor of political science at Northwestern University Robert I. Rotberg is president of the World Peace Foundation and director of the Belfer Center's Program on Intrastate Conflict in the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Itse E. Sagay runs a legal consultancy and practice in Lagos, Nigeria, and is a professor of international law at the University of Benin Richard L. Sklar is emeritus professor of political science at the University of California-Los Angeles Daniel J. Smith is assistant professor of anthropology and population studies at Brown University Rotimi T. Suberu is senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria Mahmud M. Tukur is past director of the Institute of Administration at Ahmadu Bello University and was the first vice chancellor of Bayero University-Kano Patrick Utomi is professor of entrepreneurship and director of the Center for Applied Economics at the Lagos Business School

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Troubled Nigeria: Great Opportunities, Tough Challenges
1(16)
Robert I. Rotberg
Unity with Diversity: Toward Democratic Federalism
17(22)
John N. Paden
Unity or Regionalism: The Nationalities Question
39(22)
Richard L. Sklar
Democratizing Nigeria's Federal Experiment
61(24)
Rotimi T. Suberu
Reordering Nigerian Federalism: Making It More Confederal
85(14)
Itse E. Sagay
Getting the Politics Right: Governance and Economic Failure in Nigeria
99(26)
Peter M. Lewis
Nigeria as an Economic Powerhouse: Can It Be Achieved?
125(14)
Patrick Utomi
The 2003 Elections: Hardly Credible, but Acceptable
139(36)
Darren Kew
Principal Human Rights Challenges
175(24)
Bronwen Manby
HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: The Challenges of a National Epidemic
199(20)
Daniel J. Smith
The Roots of Sectarian Violence, and Its Cure
219(20)
William Reno
Needed: Better Leadership
239(12)
Mahmud M. Tukur
List of Acronyms 251(2)
Glossary 253(2)
Bibliography 255(6)
The Contributors 261(4)
Index 265(8)
About the Book 273

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