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span Nigeria, the United States most important strategic partner in West Africa, is in grave trouble While Nigerians often claim they are masters of dancing on the brink without falling off, the disastrous administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, the radical Islamic insurrection Boko Haram, and escalating violence in the delta and the north may finally provide the impetus that pushes it into the abyss of state failure In this thoroughly updated edition, John Campbell explores Nigerias post colonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the edge Central to his analysis are the oil wealth, endemic corruption, and elite competition that have undermined Nigerias nascent democratic institutions and alienated an increasingly impoverished population However, state failure is not inevitable, nor is it in the interest of the United States Campbell provides concrete new policy options that would not only allow the United States to help Nigeria avoid state failure but also to play a positive role in Nigerias political, social, and economic development....

Title : Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink (A Council on Foreign Relations Book)
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ISBN : 1442221577
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Rowman Updated edition June 6, 2013
Number of Pages : 240 pages
File Size : 798 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink (A Council on Foreign Relations Book) Reviews

  • Jennifer Lautenschlager
    2019-02-04 05:29

    My interest in Nigeria is work-related and I found myself wanting to know a little more about the country. Well, I mostly wanted to know a little more about Lagos specifically, but there were no good books on just Lagos so I went with them. All in all I'm pleased with the decision.

  • francf16
    2019-02-10 23:32

    Unbelievable book. Highly recommended read for both the curious and the already educated on Nigeria. Great trek through history to the present day.

  • G. Venner
    2019-02-18 01:23

    Great book has many of the cruel truths of dealing in this country, its economy and people.

  • Brian T. Neubert
    2019-01-29 07:41

    Good, broad overview of recent history for a general audience. Raises more questions than it answers, a function of Nigeria study of any kind.

  • Shaun Alvis
    2019-02-21 00:23

    Great read for anyone interested in understanding the complex history and politics of West Africa's largest state.

  • Benjamin Villanti
    2019-02-03 23:33

    Very informative, well written and easy to read. This was a great book and highly recommend

  • roland lomme
    2019-01-30 04:50

    An interesting and quite readable introduction to Nigeria.

  • Chip Hauss
    2019-02-13 00:33

    As a political scientist, I write a bit about Nigerian politics. As a peacebuilding activist, I help defuse tensions in Nigeria and other countries where "identity" issues drive societies asunder.