An Introduction to Political Science in Nigeria

An Introduction to Political Science in Nigeria

By: Adeoye A. Akinsanya (editor), John A. Ayoade (editor)Paperback

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This book attempts to fill the void in literature for undergraduate and graduate students in the Third World, particularly Nigeria. Primarily intended for introductory courses in political science and, specifically, Nigerian government, the material covers such areas as the foundations of political science, political thought, political systems, and world order.

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Adeoye A. Akinsanya, Ph.D, a professor of political science at the Tai Solarin University of Education, in Ijagun, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State Nigeria, studied at The Universities of Ibadan,Chicago, and Pittsburgh. He taught international economic relations and public administration at the Universities of Lagos, Ilorin, Calabar, and Uyo, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, University of South Carolina, Columbia, and the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria. Akinsanya has received various fellowships (Ford Foundation, Fulbright, World Society Foundation, and Commonwealth University Academic Staff Fellowships). He has published widely in the field of political economy. John Adebunmi Ayoade, a professor of political science obtained his Ph.D in political science from the University of Ibadan where he later taught until his retirement. He is an adjunct professor at the African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania. Ayoade was a Fulbright scholar at the Boston University; president of the Nigerian Political Science Association, 1988-1990; director of studies at the defunct Centre for Democratic Studies, Abuja, 1990-1995; and dean of The Faculty of Social Sciences. Ayoade has published widely in comparative politics and international relations.


Preface Acknowledgments Introduction by Adeoye A. Akinsanya and John A. Ayoade Part I: Foundation of Political Science Chapter 1: The Nature and Scope of Political Science by E.B.A Agbaje Chapter 2: Models of Democracy by Adeoye A. Akinsanya Chapter 3: Introduction to Political Economy by Adeoye A. Akinsanya, 'Gboyega Isijola, and Hussaini Hassan Tukur Part II: Political Thought and Key Concepts Chapter 4: Political Ideas and Political Ideologies by E.B.A. Agbaje Chapter 5: The Role of the Individual in History by S.G. Ikoku Chapter 6: State, Society and Nation by 'Bolaji O. Omitola Chapter 7: Power, Influence and Authority by Cletus Egugbo Chapter 8: Political and Social Change by Sunday O. Abang Part III: Government, Political Systems, and the Citizen Chapter 9: Constitutions and Constitutionalism by Rotimi Ajayi Chapter 10: Political Parties and Pressure Groups by 'Gbenga Lawal Chapter 11: Executive-Legislative Relations in Parliamentary and Presidential Governments by Adeoye A. Akinsanya, 'Bolaji O. Omitola, Sunday O. Abang, Cletus Egugbo, 'Gboyega Isijola and Hussaini Hassan Tukur Chapter 12: Executive-Legislative Relations in Ogun State, Nigeria during the Fourth Republic by Babatunde O. Oyekanmi Chapter 13: Bureaucracy by Adeoye A. Akinsanya, Hussaini Hassan Tukur, and 'Gboyega Isijola Chapter 14: Public Policy Analysis by Hussaini Hassan Tukur Part IV: World Politics and World Order Chapter 15: Non-Alignment as an Approach to World Peace and the Nuclear Age: An Anthology by Adeoye A. Akinsanya, Sunday O. Abang, 'Gboyega Isijola and Cletus Egugbo Chapter 16: Nigeria's Foreign Policy by 'Gbenga Lawal Chapter 17: Nigeria and Its Neighbour in the Age of Climate Change: An Assessment of the Lake Chad Basin Area by Lere Amusan Chapter 18: The Development of the African Union by Adeoye A. Akinsanya, 'Gboyega Isijola and Hussaini Hassan Tukur Chapter 19: Exit, Voice and the Nigeria Political System by Billy J. Dudley Chapter 20: The Nigerian Planning Experience at the Grassroots by Olatunde J.B. Ojo Chapter 21: Developmental Challenges and the Dilemma of Democratic Leadership Succession in Nigeria: Beyond the Third Term Agenda by E.B.A. Agbaje Chapter 22: The Development and Problems of Nigerian Public Services by 'Bolaji O. Omitola Chapter 23: The 'Founding Fathers' of the 1979 Nigerian Constitution, Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy by Adeoye A. Akinsanya Chapter 24: Sustainable Tourism in Nigeria: Connecting the People and the Park by Adetola A. Omitola About the Editors About the Contributors

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/07/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780761857433
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9780761857433
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 0761857435

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