E.C. Ejiogu’s The Roots of Political Instability in Nigeria was one of the most viewed books on our website last month.
The book is particularly relevant to scholars and policy makers wanting to grapple with the issues associated with Africa’s political disorder and the other social problems it spawns.
About the Author: E.C. Ejiogu is Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Innovation, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
‘This is a masterful new sociological and historical analysis of the roots of Nigeria’s half-century of political conflict. A destabilizing lack of congruence among the authority patterns and practices of Nigeria’s constituent ethnic groups extends from pre-colonial times to the present. This theoretically grounded interpretation is widely applicable elsewhere in post-colonial Africa.’ Ted Robert Gurr, University of Maryland, USA
‘The book is timely and insightful. It is timely given the political difficulties in Nigeria. Like South Africa, the solution of Nigeria’s problems is key to the solution of Africa’s problems.’ Kwandiwe Kondlo, University of the Free State, South Africa