PUBLISHED: My Book Chapter on “The ‘Resource Curse’ and Constraints to Reforming Nigeria’s Oil Sector”

I’m pleased to announce that my chapter on “The ‘Resource Curse’ and the Constraints on Reforming Nigeria’s Oil Sector” is now published. It is one of three chapters on Nigeria’s oil economy in the Oxford Handbook on Nigerian Politics. The analysis goes beyond the ‘resource-curse’ and uses political settlements theory to argue that the dysfunctions … More PUBLISHED: My Book Chapter on “The ‘Resource Curse’ and Constraints to Reforming Nigeria’s Oil Sector”

National Paranoia and the National Question

Hardly any good news comes out of Nigeria these days. From the inauguration of a not-so-inspiring cabinet by President Goodluck Jonathan; rumours of covert plans for tenure elongation for elected officials; the tension generated by the recently concluded general elections and the violent aftermath; the bitter national debate sparked by the introduction of Islamic or … More National Paranoia and the National Question