Breakdown and Reconstitution: Democracy, The Nation-State, and Ethnicity in Nigeria (Hardcover)
Breakdown and Reconstitution analyzes the interplay between democratization, nation-state building, and ethnicity in Nigeria as well as the challenges of transforming a post-colonial multiethnic state into a stable democracy. This work draws attention to the intrinsic relation between the breakdown of quasi-democracy and the reconstitution of a more inclusive democracy and nation-state. Breakdown and Reconstitution is an essential source for scholars of politics in Africa.
Abu Bakarr Bah is assistant professor of sociology at Northern Illinois University.