The world's first attempt at a scholarly historicisation of the African crisis of development, this book interrogates the problem of national integration within the context of eth-religious and cultural pluralism. Here, top scholars offer refreshing insight into the prospects for transforming Africa into a super-power of the third millennium. The breadth and depth of coverage and analytical rigour unites the essays, providing one of the most comprehensive and authoritative treatments of the subject in recent years.
Aaron T. Gana is the executive director of the African Centre for Democratic Governance, a research and advocacy organisation in Abuja, Nigeria. He has taught at Ahmadu Bello University, the City University of New York, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Jos, where he was the chair of the political science department and dean of social sciences before retiring in 1996. Samuel G. Egwu is currently a senior lecturer of political science at the University of Jos, Nigeria. He has been a visiting scholar at Northwestern University Program on African Studies, the Nordic African Institute in Upsala, Sweden, and the Port Harcourt-based Centre for Advanced Social Science. He has published extensively on the impact of structural adjustment and agrarian change in rural communities.