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The process of developing democratic states.
In Nigeria and elsewhere, the notion that colonial powers had to rule on their own and through local leaders at the same time.
Constitutional practice in which subnational units are granted considerable power.
The leading ethnic group in south-eastern Nigeria. Often also spelled Ibo.
Development strategy that uses tariffs and other barriers to imports, and therefore stimulates domestic industries.
British and other colonial procedures through which �natives� were used to carry out colonial rule.
International Monetary Fund
International agency that provides loans and other forms of assistance to countries with economic problems.
Neofeudal relations in which �patrons� gain the support of �clients� through the mutual exchange of benefits and obligations.
People�s Democratic Party; President Obasanjo�s party in Nigeria.
The process through which a community, state, or organization organizes and governs itself.
- Development strategy that stresses integration into global markets, privatization, and so on. Supported by the World Bank, IMF, and other major northern financial institutions.
- UMBC United Middle Belt Congress; a powerful force during the Nigerian second republic.
A major international lending agency for development projects based in Washington.
The leading ethnic group in southwestern Nigeria.
Political outcome in which one side wins and the other loses.
The leading Muslim group in northern Nigeria.
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