Faculty Publications

Title

The military as an obstacle to the democratization enterprise: Towards an agenda for permanent military disengagement from politics in Nigeria

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Asian and African Studies

Volume

31

Issue

1-2

First Page

82

Last Page

98

Abstract

Curtailing the inordinate influence which the Nigerian Armed Forces exert on Nigeria is not only one of the greatest challenges facing the republic, but also one that is difficult to achieve. This essay addresses the role of the Nigerian military as a major obstacle to democratization in Nigeria, and suggests strategies for military disengagement.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1996

DOI of published version

10.1177/002190969603100107

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