The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politics offers a comprehensive analysis of Nigeria's very rich history and ever changing politics to its readers. It provides a deep understanding of Nigeria's socio-political evolution and experience by covering broad range of political issues and historical eras.
The volume encompasses 44 chapters organized thematically into essays covering history, political institutions, civil society, economic and social policy, identity and insecurity, and Nigeria in a globalized world. By identifying many of the classic debates in Nigerian politics, the chapters serve as an authoritative introduction to Africa's most populous country. The chapters are interdisciplinary, introducing readers to classic debates and key research on Nigeria, as well as new
methodologies, new data, and a compelling corpus of research questions for the next generation of researchers and readers interested in Africa.
A. Carl LeVan is Associate Professor in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Nigerian Party Competition in a Time of Transition and Terror (forthcoming) as well as Dictators and Democracy in Africa Development: the Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria (2015). Patrick Ukata is the former Director of the American University and American University of Nigeria's Washington Office. He is currently a professorial lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, Washington, DC.