Development and Diffusionism: Looking Beyond Neopatrimonialism in Nigeria, 1962-1985 (Hardcover)

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Development and Diffusionism: Looking Beyond Neopatrimonialism in Nigeria, 1962-1985 (Hardcover)

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This book deconstructs the neopatrimonial paradigm that has dominated analysis of Nigerian and African development. It shows that by denying agency to Nigerian societies and devaluing indigenous culture and local realities, Eurocentric diffusionism played a significant role in the failure of development planning.
Jeremiah I. Dibua is a Professor of History and coordinator, Graduate Programs in History and African American Studies at Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA. He has published extensively on modern African history, politics and economy, and on the political economy of development. He is the author of Modernization and the Crisis of Development in Africa: The Nigerian Experience (2006).
Product Details ISBN: 9781137286642
ISBN-10: 1137286644
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: December 28th, 2012
Pages: 255
Language: English