- "The nature of the state and the ideological thrust of state policies continue to shape the character of the economy and social relations in Nigeria.This book analyzes how neo-liberal state economic policies and political reforms have impacted on state-society relations, economic and class configurations, social composition of power, social welfare and cohesion in post-military Nigeria. The Nigerian state more than ever remains a contested political project, with trepidation over its course and future. This collection points to key policy recommendations that may be crucial in redirecting the future of the country."--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents:
- Introduction: State, Society and Economy in a Neo-liberal Regime / Said Adejumobi
- SECTION I: STATE, SOCIETY AND SOCIAL CONFLICTS
- The Press and the Democratic Question: Narrating Ethno-Religious Identities and Conflicts in Nigeria / Wale Adebanwi
- Ethno-Religious Conflicts and National Security in Nigeria: Illustrations from the "Middle Belt" / Samuel Egwu
- Beyond Electoral Democracy: An Anatomy of Ethnic Minority Insurgency in Nigeria's Oil Niger Delta / Cyril Obi
- Women's Empowerment / Julie Sanda
- SECTION II: ECONOMIC ISSUES
- Economic Reforms and Social Welfare / Ademola Ariyo
- Corruption in Nigeria / Antonia T. Okoosi-Simbine.
- Item content: English
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- xvii, 193 pages ; 22 cm
- HC1055 .S7143 2011
- 9780230111707 (hardback)
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