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Reconceptualising Democratic Local Governance in the Niger Delta
The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This Discussion Paper critically examines local governance in the Niger Delta and its relevance to the search for inclusive and sustainable conflict-resolution in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It critiques the existing local government system and explores the possibility of reconceptualising local governance along more inclusive, accountable and participatory lines that would institutionalise democracy, development and peace at the grassroots or community level in the troubled oil-rich region. Its originality lies in its departure from top-down perspectives, and its refocusing of attention on the oft-neglected local sites of conflict and under development. The paper will appeal to scholars, policy actors and development planners with a particular interest in developments at the African grassroots level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2011. , 32 p.
Discussion Paper, ISSN 1104-8417 ; 68
Keyword [en]
Nigeria, Niger Delta, Federalism, Public administration, Decentralization, Local government, Governance, Democratization, Social participation, Petroleum resources, Resource allocation, Community development
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1493ISBN: 978-91-7106-709-8OAI: diva2:471372
Available from: 2012-01-02 Created: 2012-01-02 Last updated: 2012-01-02Bibliographically approved

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