Sunday, December 22, 2019

Account for the Variables Which Precipetated the Collapse...

TERM PAPER TOPIC: ACCOUNT FOR THE VARIABLES WHICH PRECIPETATED THE COLLAPSE OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC (1960 - 1966) EVALUATE THE PRESENCE OF THOSE VARIABLES IN THE PRESENT DEMOCRATIC DISPENSATION AND STATE THE CONSEQUENCES WRITTEN BY MKPA, PRINCE IYANAM PRGM: M.Sc PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REG NO. 10/PG/SS/PA/001 DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION UNIVERSITY OF UYO SUBMITTED TO DR. FRAK, O. E. COURSE LECTURER DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION UNIVERSITY OF UYO, UYO. IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE COURSE REQUIREMENT: NIGERIA GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (POL 618)†¦show more content†¦It refers to the horizontal relationship that exist among the various sub-ethnic nationalities. It is the ability of a people to break their diverse ethnic walls and accommodate one another. Agi (1991) sees it as the process of creating unity and a sense of belonging among heterogeneous groups in a state, involving attempts at integrating the various groups in other to build a nation out of a state. In other words, it recognizes the right of other members of a state to share from a common history resources, values and other aspect of the state which buttressed their sense of belonging to one political community. State building: Briefly, it’s the development of a more centralized rule. It is the ability of the political centre to penetrate the periphery in other to make its presence felt and to maximize political authority (Agi, 1999). While nation-building has to do with horizontal relationship, state building deals with vertical relationship. The process allows political authority and influence to flow from the top or central government down to the various regions while the regions accept and recognizes such authority. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK In an attempt to analyze and also understand the political set up of the first republic and the precipitating variables that eventually led to its collapse, the theory of prebendalism or prebendal politics will serve as a guide. The theory of prebendalism is said to be associated with the works of the German scholar and

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