Oxford Handbook

I am pleased to serve as co-editor, with Patrick Ukata, of the Oxford Handbook of Nigerian Politicsforthcoming from Oxford University Press in fall 2018. This large collection of essays is organized into broad themes covering Nigeria in African history, civil society, political institutions, economic and social policy, identity and insecurity, and Nigeria in a globalized world. As part of the prestigious Oxford University Press Handbook series, the volume will form an authoritative corpus on Nigerian politics. More merely edited volumes, the handbooks serve as comprehensive guides that help set the agenda for future research. The Nigeria Handbook will include essays from established scholars as well as emerging voices who are shaping their fields through new evidence, methodologies, or theoretical frameworks.

Workshop with some authors and reviewers at American University in November 2016 (left to right): Ifeoluwa Olawole (American University), Jonathan Eigege (Johns Hopkins University), Rotimi Suberu (Bennington College), Oladeji Olaore (The World Bank), Jennifer Joel-Obado (American University), Omolade Adunbi (University of Michigan), Carl LeVan (American University), Patrick Ukata (American University), Zainab Usman (University of Oxford), Cajetan Iheka (University of Alabama), Shobana Shakhar (SUNY-Stoney Brook), Peter M. Lewis (Johns Hopkins University).

Workshop with some authors and reviewers at American University in November 2016 (left to right): Ifeoluwa Olawole (American University), Jonathan Eigege (Johns Hopkins University), Rotimi Suberu (Bennington College), Oladeji Olaore (The World Bank), Jennifer Joel-Obado (American University), Omolade Adunbi (University of Michigan), Carl LeVan (American University), Patrick Ukata (American University), Zainab Usman (University of Oxford), Cajetan Iheka (University of Alabama), Shobana Shakhar (SUNY-Stoney Brook), Peter M. Lewis (Johns Hopkins University).

LOCATING NIGERIA IN AFRICAN HISTORY

1. Nigeria’s Place among West Africa’s Ancient Empires
Nonso Obikili, Applied Economics, African Heritage Institute
2. From Borno to Sokoto: Meaning and Muslim Identities in Northern Nigeria
Murray Last, University College London
3. Precolonial Christianity and Missionary Legacies
Shobana Shankar, Department of History, State University of New York – Stoney Brook
4. Colonial Rule
Toyin Falola, University of Texas
5. Women’s Protests in the Struggle for Independence
Chichi Nwankwor, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
6. The Nigerian Novel in the Anti-Colonial Imagination
Cajetan Iheka, English Department, University of Alabama
7. Anti-colonial Struggles in National Consciousness and Pan-African Movements
Saheed Aderinto, Department of History, Western Carolina University
8. The Atlantic Trade and its Lasting Impact
Wasiq Khan, American University of Nigeria
9. Environmental Change in Nigeria: Ecological Stress and Political Structure
Michael Watts, Geography Department, University of California – Berkeley

POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS

10. Nigeria’s Military Regimes, 1966-1979 and 1983-1999
Eghosa Osaghae, Vice Chancellor, Igbenedion University
Adeolu Akande, Dept of Political Science and Public Administration, Igbinedion University
Jide Ojo
11. Legislative Politics in the First and Second Republics
Joseph Olayinka Fashagba, Political Science Faculty, Federal University of Nigeria – Lakoja
12. The National Assembly in the Fourth Republic
Rotimi Suberu, Department of Political Science, Bennington College
13. Civil Military Affairs and Military Culture in Post-Transition Nigeria
Max Siollun
14. Executive Power and Hyper-Presidentialism
Yahaya Baba, Political Science Faculty, Usman dan Fodio University
15. Elections and Electoral Performance
Nwachukwu Orji, Institute for Development Studies, University of Nigeria – Enugu
16. Drivers and Dynamics of Electoral Reform in the Fourth Republic
A. Carl LeVan, American University and Abiodun Ajijola, The Election Monitor
17. Progress and Setbacks in Anti-Corruption Efforts
Daniel Jordan Smith, Brown University
18. The People’s Democratic Party, from the 1999 Transition to the 2015 Turnover
Adigun Agbaje, Political Science Faculty, University of Ibadan
19. Fiscal Federalism, Subnational Politics, and State Creation
Funmbi Elemo, Africana Studies, Michigan State University
20. From Coup to ‘Confab:’ Constitutionalism in Nigeria
Olufemi Vaughan, Africana Studies, Bowdoin College
21. The Judiciary’s Chequered Record
Patrick Ukata

CIVIL SOCIETY

22. Placing Nigeria’s Democratization in Democratization Theory
Rita Kiki Edozie, International Relations and African Affairs, Michigan State University
23. Civil Society
Darren Kew, University of Massachusetts – Boston
Chris Kwaja, University of Jos
24. In the Trenches with Fela: Reassessing Protest Political Music Culture before the Fourth Republic
Garhe Osiebe
25. Labour’s Political Struggles
Jon Kraus, International Studies, State University of New York – Fredonia
26. Women’s Contemporary Struggles for Rights and Representation
Cheryl O’Brien, Political Science Department, San Diego State University
27. Trust, Taxation and Representation
Oliver Owen, Department of International Development, University of Oxford
28. Human Rights since Obasanjo’s Second Coming
Jibrin Ibrahim, Centre for Democracy and Development
29. Transformation of the Media: From Dictatorship, to Democracy, to the Blogosphere
Olusegun Adeniyi, This Day Newspapers

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SECTORS: POLICIES AND PEOPLES

30. Fiscal Policy during Boom and Bust
Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, International Business and Public Policy, Tufts University
31. Prospects for Structural Reform in the Oil Sector
Zainab Usman, University of Oxford
32. The Political Economy of Oil
Peter Lewis, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
33. Turning Around HIV and Intercepting Ebola
Olusoji Adeyi, World Bank
Ayodeji Odutolu, World Bank
Phyllis Kanki, Harvard University
34. Donor Engagement for Good Governance
Mourtada Deme, independent scholar
35. Nigerian Investors and the Search for Industrial Deepening
Paul Lubeck, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
Jonathan Eigege, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University

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IDENTITY AND INSECURITY

36. Islamic Social Movements and Political Unrest in Nigerian History
Abimbola Adesoji, Department of History, Obafemi Awolowo University
37. The Nigerian Civil War and the Biafran Secessionist Revival
Obi Nwakanma, English Department, University of Central Florida
38. Crime, Cults, and Informal Security
‘Kemi Okenyodo, Independent Scholar
39. The Rise, and Decline (and Rise?) of the Niger Delta Rebellions
Omolade Adunbi, Africana Studies and Program in the Environment, University of Michigan
40. The Origins of Boko Haram
Kyari Mohammed, Centre for Peace and Security Studies
Modibbo Adama University of Technology
41. Boko Haram: Indigeneity, Internationalism, and Insurgency
Virginia Comolli, International Institute for Strategic Studies
42. Pastoralism, Ethnicity, and Subnational Conflict Resolution in the Middle Belt
Laura Thaut Vinson, Political Science, Oklahoma State University
43. Land, Citizenship and the Laws of Disenfranchisement
Victor Adefemi Isumonah, Political Science Faculty, University of Ibadan

NIGERIA IN THE WORLD

44. Nigeria in the Islamic World: Sunni, Salafi, and Sufi
Abdulbasit Kassim, Department of Religious Studies, Rice University
45. Faith, Fame, or Fortune? Varieties of Nigerian Worship in Global Christianity
Asonzeh Ukah, Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town
46. Nigerian Leadership in International Organizations: ECOWAS, AU, and the UN
Adebayo Olukoshi, International IDEA
47. Engaging the East: China in Nigeria
Ian Taylor, International Relations and Political Economy, University of St. Andrews
48. Nigeria in the British Commonwealth
Elizabeth Donnelly, Chatham House
Daragh Neville, Chatham House
49. Diaspora Life in the Age of Democracy
Claire Adida, University of California – San Diego