Nigeria: Politics of Transition and Governance 1986-1996. Edited by Oyeleye Oyediran. Dakar, CODESRIA, 1999, 352 p., ISBN 9782869780712Number of visits: 2384
With a fledgling new democracy in place, Nigeria can look to its past and re-assess the controversies, lost opportunities and dilemmas that faced Nigerian society over a turbulent decade. What were the roles and involvement of society in its quest for democracy? What elements helped or hindered the transition process?
Chapters cover the activities of religious organisations, occupational groups, civic associations, the media, the judiciary, the legislature, donors and other international players, in the transition to democracy. Drawing on the specifically Nigerian experience of researchers and academics, the book reveals the players whose participation is so essential for Nigeria to grow into a truly democratic, prosperous and humane nation.