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Title:Desubsidization: An Alternative Approach to Government Cost Containment and Income Redistribution Policy in Nigeria
Author:Anise, Ladun
Periodical:African Studies Review
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:income distribution
economic law
Politics and Government
Economics and Trade
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/523439
Abstract:The general public policy problem in Negiria is 'the need to create a new framework, and structures for the reorganization of men, materials, and mentalities necessary for development'. This general problem involves two specific ones: 1) 'the necessity for changing the life-styles of peoples and the economic forces of production of centuries', and 2) 'the creation of the appropriate polical apparates to quarantee a more suitable distribution of the new goods that are produced'. In an planned development context like Nigeria's the governmental and administrative bureaucracies are the authoritative allocators of values and scare resources. In the allocation of resources in the planning process 'the money goes where the power is; goes to the elite, not to the powerless peasantry'. Sections: The case of the last military government - Years of transition: 1979/80 - The cruciality of bold leadership - The case for a radical policy - Desubsidization of elite structures. Ref., notes.