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Governance of Nigeria's Villages and Cities through Indigenous Institutions

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dc.contributor.author Olowu, Dele en_US
dc.contributor.author Erero, John en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:13:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:13:20Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2003-01-21 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2003-01-21 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4145
dc.description.abstract "This article seeks to understand how Nigerian urban and rural communities are organized for self-governance in the face of the failure of state-based structures in Africa. Utilizing inputs from research findings by a network of Nigerian researchers, the article affirms the existence of local institutions for self governance across selected urban and rural communities in Nigeria. These local institutions which include political, administrative, socio-cultural, development and economic institutions are providing most of the goods and services needed by the people. The article identifies the various forms of local non-governmental organizations or local development organs and concludes by identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats which characterize these local institutions. It is the contention of the article that these elements be taken into consideration in attempting a possible convergence of state and society institutions if the search for good governance in Africa is not to end in failure." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workshop Working Paper, W95-25 en_US
dc.subject village organization en_US
dc.subject indigenous institutions en_US
dc.subject state and local governance en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.title Governance of Nigeria's Villages and Cities through Indigenous Institutions en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Nigeria en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.submitter.email adingman@indiana.edu en_US

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