Providing a comprehensive analysis of Nigeria since its independence in 1960, this book presents a wide range of social, political, & economic factors to explain the context within which successive military & civilian governments have operated. Two key themes provide structure & insight into events, namely Nigeria's dual struggles for domestic stability & international status. The difficulties in achieving these objectives on a long-term basis are explained & placed in the current context of re-civilianization & the changing political economy.
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