Civil society, popular culture and the crisis of democratic transitions in Nigeria, 1960-1993

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dc.contributor.author Afolayan, Funso
dc.date.accessioned 1994-07-13T10:45:05Z
dc.date.available 1994-07-13T10:45:05Z
dc.date.issued 1994-07-13T10:45:05Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/7493
dc.description SIXTH TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE ON "DEMOCRACY: POPULAR PRECEDENTS, POPULAR PRACTICE AND POPULAR CULTURE", UNIVERSITY OF WJTWATERSTRAND, SOUTH AFRICA, JULY 13-16, 1994. en_US
dc.description.abstract On the 12th of June 1993, Nigerians trooped to the polls to once again and for the third time since the country's independence, inaugurate yet another republic through the ballot box. In spite of mounting acrimonies, the election held and it was judged by virtually all domestic and international observers as the freest and the fairest Nigeria has ever had. As the results of the election began to trickle in. the military President. General Ibrahim Babaneida. suddenly announced the susoension of the announcement of the election results, eventuallv canceling the result outriuhl and susDcndinu the whole transition oroeram. This abortion of the transition of oaf am threw the countrv into a oeriod of urofbund crisis from which it is vet to recover. Usinu the 1993 election as a case sludv. this DaDer examines the crisis of democratic transition in Nigeria. The relevance of oooular culture, its deveiooment. ils use and abuse as well as its inmacl on ihe inlra-dite slniuttle and comoetition for oower and for dominance are enunciated and analyzed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sixth triennial conference on "Democracy: Popular Precedents, Popular Practice and Popular Culture", University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, July 13-16, 1994;
dc.subject Nigeria en_US
dc.subject popular culture en_US
dc.title Civil society, popular culture and the crisis of democratic transitions in Nigeria, 1960-1993 en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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