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Civil society and democracy in Nigeria : a theoretical approach

Title
Civil society and democracy in Nigeria : a theoretical approach / Bernard Nwosu.
ISBN
9780367638085
0367638088
9780367744915
0367744910
9781003158158
1003158153
9781000402087
1000402088
9781000401998
1000401995
Publication
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2021.
Physical Description
x, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary
"This book examines the complex relationship between the state and civil society and the impact that this has had on democratization processes in Nigeria from colonial times to the present. Expanding notions of democracy, the author builds a theoretical understanding of civil society to show how it can be both antithetical to, and an ally of the state in the struggle for democratization. Combining the neo-Gramscian framework with discursive perspectives from Habermas and Foucault, the book takes a dialectical approach that traces the incarnations of the state and civil society and relates the mutual connections of the two spaces. This book will be of interest to scholars of African politics, democratization and civil society"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Nwosu, Bernard, Civil society and democracy in Nigeria Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2021.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 03, 2022
Series
African governance.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction
Hegelian and Marxian discourses on state and civil society
Gramsci, civil society and democracy
Habermas, Foucault : discourses on civil society and democracy
Dialectics of political change
Relations of forces in state and civil society : synthesis and assumptions
Relations of forces and authoritarian outcomes
Crises, state mediation and change
State, civil society and the institutionalisation of democracy
Conclusion.
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