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The Resource Nigeria : dancing on the brink, John Campbell

Nigeria : dancing on the brink, John Campbell

Label
Nigeria : dancing on the brink
Title
Nigeria
Title remainder
dancing on the brink
Statement of responsibility
John Campbell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nigeria, the United States' most important strategic partner in West Africa, is in trouble. While Nigerians often claim they are masters of dancing on the brink without falling off, the recent vacuum in government authority, the upcoming 2011 elections, and escalating violence in the Delta and the North may finally provide the impetus that pushes it into the abyss of state failure. John Campbell explores Nigeria's postcolonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the edge. Central to his analysis are the oil wealth, endemic corruption, and elite competition that have undermined Nigeria's nascent democratic institutions and alienated an increasingly impoverished population. State failure would damage the interests of the United States. But it is not inevitable. Campbell suggests concrete policy options that would allow the United States to help Nigeria avoid state failure and promote political, social, and economic development. --From publisher's description
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1944-
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Campbell, John
Dewey number
966.905/4
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Social conflict
  • Ethnic conflict
Label
Nigeria : dancing on the brink, John Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"Un Peu d'Histoire" -- If Nigeria Is So Rich, Why Are Nigerians So Poor? -- Who Runs Nigeria? -- Faith -- The Niger Delta -- A President for Life? -- The "Election-Like Event" of 2007 -- Washington and Abuja -- Dancing on the Brink
Control code
ocn694791389
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 183 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442206915
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694791389
Label
Nigeria : dancing on the brink, John Campbell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"Un Peu d'Histoire" -- If Nigeria Is So Rich, Why Are Nigerians So Poor? -- Who Runs Nigeria? -- Faith -- The Niger Delta -- A President for Life? -- The "Election-Like Event" of 2007 -- Washington and Abuja -- Dancing on the Brink
Control code
ocn694791389
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 183 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442206915
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)694791389

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