Democracy and Prebendalism in Nigeria

Critical Interpretations

  • Editors
  • Wale Adebanwi
  • Ebenezer Obadare

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Ebenezer Obadare, Wale Adebanwi
      Pages 1-22
  3. Governance and the Political Economy of Prebendalism

  4. Prebendalism and Identity Politics

  5. Reconsiderations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Richard Joseph
      Pages 261-279
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 281-300

About this book


Richard Joseph's seminal 1987 book Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria represented a watershed moment in the understanding of the political dynamics of Nigeria. This groundbreaking collection brings together scholars from across disciplines to assess the significance of Joseph's work and the current state of Nigerian politics.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-44785-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-28077-0
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