Accession Number : ADA139981

Title :   Change in Nigeria. Challenge of the 80's.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gilkes,G. H.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : Nigeria, a country of great importance to US interests, faces many challenges in the 1980's. The survival of this strategically important nation may be dependent upon its ability to manage and control the forces currently at work trying to dismember the growing unity of its people. Three potential forces for change - Islam, ethnicity, and the economy - are discussed and the most likely vehicle for peaceful, progressive change, is analyzed. While facing its many challenges the emergence of a constitutional government, steadily gaining in strength, may provide Nigeria's best hope for peaceful evolution and significant development in the 1980's.

Descriptors :   *Nigeria, Government(Foreign), Political science, Religion, Ethnic groups, Economics, History, Theses

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE