Modernization and the crisis of development in Africa : the Nigerian experience
Challenges prevailing notions of Africa's development crisis by drawing attention to the role of modernization as a way of understanding the nature and dynamics of the crisis and how to overcome the problem of underdevelopment. This work focuses on Nigeria and its development trajectory since it exemplifies the crisis of underdevelopment.
Print Book, English, c2006
Ashgate, Aldershot, c2006
xvi, 372 p. ; 24 cm
Introduction: 'Experts,' Africanists and Africa's development crisis; Received wisdom and Africa's development trajectory; The Colonial antecedents; Democratic experiments and sustainable democracy; Technology transfer and the crisis of industrialization; The dialectics of agricultural transformation; Oil and economic development strategies, 1970 - 1986; Economic crisis and structural adjustment program; State, youth and women movements, 1986 - 1998; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.