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dc.contributor.advisorLawson, Letitia
dc.contributor.authorFamakin, Akinyemi F.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:30:38Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:30:38Z
dc.date.issued2003-03
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis seeks to demonstrate that such structural explanations as economic underdevelopment, ethnic fragmentation, and political corruption for the collapse of democracy in Nigeria in 1966, are insufficient. This study further demonstrates that the immediate cause of the collapse was the failure of the young democratic government to respond to the challenge posed by military opportunism through adequate civilian control strategies. The thesis argues that democratization is attainable in Nigeria if elected governments devise appropriate control strategies to check military opportunism while strengthening and legitimizing their own rule. It acknowledged that the first government of Nigeria's Fourth Republic, installed on May 29 1999, appears to have learned this lesson. The thesis concludes that constant vigilance on the part of successive governments will be essential as the Fourth Republic passes through the long process of democratic transition and consolidation.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thenigerimilitar109451116
dc.format.extentviii, 65 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCivil-military relationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshNigeriaen_US
dc.subject.lcshDemocracyen_US
dc.subject.lcshMilitary governmenten_US
dc.titleThe Nigerian military and democratic transitionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentInternational Security and Civil-Military Relations
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Ministry of Defense, Nigeriaen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in International Security and Civil-Military Relationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInternational Security and Civil-Military Relationsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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