Dictatorship, contrary to the general belief, is not an African invention. The history of this practice dates back to the Roman Empire where the “extraordinary magistrate” and the “ordinary magistrate” wielded uncontrolled power in society. Sadly, post-colonial Africa is replete with examples of African leaders who subsequently adopted the di
This book contributes to the available literature on small business management by providing a comparison of the internationalization process of family and non-family businesses in Denmark. With practical examples of the decision making processes and challenges of internationalization of these companies, readers will be able to understand how both family and no
Civil conflicts in Africa range from few interstate wars to several intrastate conflicts characterized by secessionist movements, irredentism, coups and counter coups, genocide, wars of liberation to resource-based wars. The varied causes of conflicts in the continent's diverse and complex social formations are seen in ethnic terms and include struggles for econ
The longevity and productivity of every NGO hinges on its capacity to effectively mobilize resources for its cause. Based on extensive research and years of professional practice, this book examines critically the issues and challenges of existing practices for fundraising by NGOs in the developing world and the pitfalls involved in towing the traditional model withou
Boko Haram has been one of the most important sources of security challenges facing the Nigerian government since the group became radicalised in 2009 following a government clampdown and eventual death of their founder Mohamed Yusuf. The book critically interrogates the various explanatory theses for the emergence and radicalisation of the group and concludes t
In this compendium of essays, Dr Jideofor Adibe discusses the issues around which contestations for state power and Nigeria’s quest for development revolve and also interrogates the various desiderata for resolving those issues.
The essays, mostly from the author’s weekly column in two leading newspapers in Nigeria, also cover issues of &lsqu
Nigerians love to debate. Even under colonial rule, the authorities realised that Nigerians could not be repressed and that they always expressed their views on topical issues of development. The topical issues that have driven Nigeria’s political economy include Constitution and Constitutionalism, Democracy, the National Question, Civil-
Nigeria has experienced different forms of crises and instability since she became independent on October 1 1960. The country has also been under different forms of rule - from the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy in the First Republic (1960-1966),to prolonged periods of military rule (1966-1979, 1983-1999) to a presidential system of governan
The question of population migration and Diaspora transnationalism in the age of globalization is an area of social sciences deserving much more attention than it has received. This book deals with the advent of new ideological currents based on an assumed “Clash of Civilizations” increasingly popular in social, economic and political discourses.
Though the history of hikes in petroleum prices began in 1973 when the military government of Gen. Yakubu Gowon increased the price of petrol to 9 kobo per litre from the equivalent of 8.8 kobo that had prevailed before then, the politics and economics of removal of subsidies on premium petroleum products entered into the national lexicon in 1986 when the milita