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Title:Democracy and prebendalism in Nigeria: critical interpretations
Editors:Adebanwi, WaleISNI
Obadare, EbenezerISNI
City of publisher:Basingstoke
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:113728076X; 9781137280763
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:political systems
Abstract:Celebrating the original publication of Richard Joseph's seminal book 'Democracy and prebendal politics in Nigeria' (1987), this collective volume brings together leading scholars of Nigeria to engage with the nation's experiments and experience with liberal democracy since the 1980s. The chapters in the first part examine governance and the political economy of prebendalism (or neopatrimonialism): The roots of neopatrimonialism: opposition politics and popular consent in southwest Nigeria (Leena Hoffmann and Insa Nolte); Prebendalism and the people: the price of petrol at the pump (Jane I. Guyer and LaRay Denzer; Prebendal politics and federal governance in Nigeria (Rotimi T. Suberu); Elite competition, institutional change, and political responsibility (E. Remi Aiyede); Beyond prebendal politics: class and political struggles in postcolonial Nigeria ('Kunle Amuwo); Positions of security and the security of position: bureaucratic prebendalism inside the State (Olly Owen). In part two, four authors examine how identity politics is (re)constructed through prebendalism: Hausa traditional culture, Islam, and democracy: historical perspectives on three political traditions (Muhammed S. Umar); Mediating justice: youths, media, and 'affective justice' in the politics of Northern Nigeria (Conerly Casey); Ethno-regionalism and the origins of federalism in Nigeria (Olufemi Vaughan); The precariousness of prebendalism (David Pratten). [ASC Leiden abstract]