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Title:Rising expectations and political Turmoil
Author:Oberschall, A.R.
Year:1969
Periodical:Journal of Development Studies
Volume:6
Issue:1
Pages:5-22
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Uganda
Subject:political stability
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/00220386908421310
Abstract:Object is to assess the importance of rising expectations - or more precisely, the rising frustrations produced by the inability to meet them - in accounting for social unrest and political turmoil in some of the new states of Africa. The arguments and evidence for a revolution of rising expectations are examined and its links with political turmoil are explored, with special reference to Nigeria and Uganda. The argument is that these upheavals are more appropriately traced to the contest for political power and domination in a culturally and socially plural state lacking strong integrative institutions. Furthermore, the processes of national unification and social and economic development tend to accentuate rather than to dampen divisions and cleavages, at least during an initial period. Ref., tables.
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