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The Political Economy of Nigeria
The Political Economy of Nigeria
Edited by I. William Zartman
Praeger, 1983, 283 pp

This excellent collection of essays fills an important gap in the contemporary study of Nigeria, pulling together data on political developments and economic development which add up to the most complete picture available of Africa's troubled giant. The dominant unifying question for the authors-whether or not a politics of class is emerging in Nigeria-is answered from a variety of perspectives, but with particular illumination by the editor himself, by Larry Diamond and by Thomas Biersteker.