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military option to democracy

Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo

military option to democracy

class, power, and violence in Nigerian politics

by Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo

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Published by Fourth Dimension Pub. Co. in Enugu, Nigeria .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria,
  • Nigeria.
    • Subjects:
    • Civil-military relations -- Nigeria.,
    • Social classes -- Nigeria.,
    • Violence -- Nigeria.,
    • Nigeria -- Politics and government -- 1960-,
    • Nigeria -- Armed Forces -- Political activity.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies and index.

      Statementby Arthur A. Nwankwo.
      SeriesIssues in Nigerian development ;, ser. no. 7
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT515.8 .N888 1987
      The Physical Object
      Pagination202 p. ;
      Number of Pages202
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2078937M
      ISBN 109781562269
      LC Control Number88114376

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Gene Sharp does not seem to understand that what he sees as the replacement of the dictatorship, is the very thing that led to the dictatorship in the first place. The current civilian government must prepare a base on which democracy can flourish. This has to be done not by fighting against the Army, which may backfire, but by gradually dislocating and replacing its deep rooted institutional presence.

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