The Politics of Tradition
Continuity and Change in Northern Nigeria, 1946-1966
C. Sylvester Whitaker Jr.
Taking Northern Nigeria during the years 1946 to 1966 as an example, Professor Whitaker shows how modern institutions—parliamentary representation, a cabinet system, popular suffrage, and political parties—were introduced and how they resulted not in a displacement of tradition but in an astute absorption by traditional forces.
Originally published in 1970.
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