publication . Article . 2010

federalism and constitutional change in nigeria

Okpanachi, Eyene; Garba, Ali;
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  • Published: 21 Jun 2010 Journal: Federal Governance, volume 7 (eissn: 1923-6158, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Queen's University Library
Abstract
<jats:p>In comparison with established democracies Nigeria is a highly populated and ethnic fragmented state. Therefore after colonial rule and independence a federal constitutional structure was supposed to bring the processes for conflict resolution between the ethnic groups. In 1960 Nigeria started as a highly decentralised state and went through important changes until 1999 towards greater centralisation which found its culmination in regular military governments and open conflicts. Until 1999 each constitution promulgated by the military was considered as a step towards the transition to democracy. After the constitution making process, political actors asp...
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free text keywords: Staatsformen und Regierungssysteme, Politikwissenschaft, Systems of governments & states, Staat, staatliche Organisationsformen, politische Willensbildung, politische Soziologie, politische Kultur, Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture, Political System, Constitution, Government, Nigeria, postkoloniale Gesellschaft, ethnischer Konflikt, politisches System, Dezentralisation, Föderalismus, Konfliktregelung, Verfassungsgebung, Verfassungsänderung, Reform, Verfassung, Demokratisierung, Westafrika, Entwicklungsland, post-colonial society, decentralization, conflict management, constitution-making, West Africa, developing country, Democracy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Political system, Political economy, Constitution, Federalism, Ethnic conflict, Politics, Constitutional amendment, Political science, Law, Democratization, ddc:321, ddc:320
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publication . Article . 2010

federalism and constitutional change in nigeria

Okpanachi, Eyene; Garba, Ali;