"This is a finely conceptualized book with the potential to redefine the debate on democratic reforms and the nature of the state in arguably the most important country in sub-Saharan Africa: Nigeria. Said Adejumobi, himself a household name in Africanist political science, has assembled a formidable team of academics and scholar-activists. This volume will make an important addition to the emerging corpus on an important period in the political history of Nigeria."--Ebenezer Obadare, Assistant Professor of Sociology, the University of Kansas "This collection is the first major study that is available on Nigeria after a period of prolonged military rule. It offers a comprehensive review of the country's uneasy quest to consolidate democratic governance at a time of far-reaching socio-economic change. Readers will find it to be an accessible reference material produced by some of the leading students of politics, economy, and society in contemporary Nigeria."--Adebayo Olukoshi, Director, UN African Institute for Economic Development and Planning
SAID ADEJUMOBI is the Chief of the Public Administration Section and Coordinator of the African Governance Report (AGR) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.