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dc.contributor.advisorLawson, Letitia
dc.contributor.authorNkomo, Pax D. T.
dc.dateJune, 1999
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-07T15:34:42Z
dc.date.available2012-09-07T15:34:42Z
dc.date.issued1999-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/13542
dc.description.abstractAfter forty years of independence. African countries are still battling with the problem of nation building. This thesis examines the possibility of the military playing a direct role in ethnic integration. The variables, which may determine the military's ability to affect national integration, are the political elite, the state and society. It is found that at lower levels of development, these variables do not support the military in the direction of national integration but they do so at higher levels of development. The issue that arises from this finding is whether African countries should wait for development to occur in the hope that it will bring national integration with it. On the other hand, lack of integration causes mistrust. tensions and conflicts, which weaken the thrust to development. African countries should therefore find methods of political organization that reduce such tensions and conflicts in order to facilitate development and consequently national integration. It is this need for stability that the culturally adaptive mode of political organization is recommended for African countries.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/themilitaryndnat1094513542
dc.format.extentxiii, 110 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleThe military and nation building : a comparative study of the Nigerian and the South African military as instruments of national integrationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderCallahan, Mary
dc.description.serviceWing Commander, Airforce of Zimbabween_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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