By W. Adebanwi, E. Obadare, Larry Diamond
Richard Joseph's seminal 1987 ebook Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria represented a watershed second within the figuring out of the political dynamics of Nigeria. This groundbreaking assortment brings jointly students from throughout disciplines to evaluate the importance of Joseph's paintings and the present kingdom of Nigerian politics.
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14 The factional struggles within the Yoruba elite were mirrored by similar contests within the “popular” OPC. When OPC founder Frederick Fasehun was released from prison during the transition process in the run-up to the 1999 elections, he supported the AD. However, Fasehun’s deputy, Gani Adams, who had led the OPC to national importance during Fasehun’s period of imprisonment, refused to legitimize a transition process that, in its pacted nature, seemed disingenuous. While this opposition to the transition appeared to strengthen Yoruba politics by expressing discontent with the central government, it was also an indicator of the suspicion felt by many ordinary OPC members toward the Yoruba elite, especially when life for the majority of people did not improve after 1999.
Dialectical Anthropology, Vol. 21: 1–20. Watts, M. 2009. ” Macalester International, Vol. 24: 79–130. Pa r t I G ov e r na nc e a n d t h e Pol i t ic a l E c onom y of P r e be n da l ism 1 Th e Roo t s of Neopat r i mon i a l ism: Opp osi t ion Pol i t ic s a n d Popu l a r C onse n t i n S ou t h w e s t Nige r i a Leena Hoffmann and Insa Nolte Introduction The discussion of politics in Africa has been strongly shaped by the work of Richard Joseph, whose 1987 study of Nigeria’s Second Republic (1979– 1983) has highlighted the importance of prebendal or neopatrimonial networks based on ethnic and regional solidarity throughout Nigeria.