The convening of an international conference in Lagos, Nigeria, in September 2011 to reassess the conceptual framework, prebendalism-formulated three decades earlier-reflected deep anguish over the misuse of public resources, the failure to establish a stable democracy, widening poverty despite renewed economic growth, and unremitting physical insecurity. With the support of Dr. Kayode Fayemi, governor of Nigeria’s Ekiti State, two US-based Nigerian scholars, Dr. Wale Adebanwi and Dr. Ebenezer Obadare, organized the conference and this edited volume. It is appropriate that this project is Nigerian in conception and direction since the theory of prebendal politics was nurtured within Nigeria during an earlier attempt to establish a sustainable democracy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Democracy and Prebendalism in Nigeria|
|Subtitle of host publication||Critical Interpretations|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)