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Foreign policy and leadership in Nigeria : Obasanjo and the challenge of African diplomacy

Author: Steve Itugbu
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017. ©2017
Series: International library of African studies, v. 53.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Olusegun Obasanjo has played an extraordinary role in Nigeria's modernisation - from army dictator to prisoner to democratically elected head of state. Steve Itugbu, for many years a foreign policy aide to Obasanjo, draws on an extensive corpus of official documents, interviews, unpublished material and first-hand experience to explore the president's multi-faceted personality in depth. In so doing, Itugbu  Read more...
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Itugbu, Steve.
Foreign policy and leadership in Nigeria.
London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2017
(OCoLC)921239342
Named Person: Olusegun Obasanjo; Olusegun Obasanjo
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Itugbu
ISBN: 9781786722331 178672233X
OCLC Number: 1001288257
Description: 1 online resource (x, 275 pages)
Contents: Cover; Author Biography; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Theoretical framework; Book's structure; 1. Obasanjo, Nigeria and the AU; Obasanjo's early life; Obasanjo in the military; Obasanjo Farms; President Olusegun Obasanjo; Obasanjo's foreign forays; Obasanjo and Afrocentrism; Nigeria's crisis of nationhood and the roots of the personalisation of foreign policy-making; Why Darfur?; Nigeria as a regional hegemon; Conclusion; 2. The Impact of Darfur; 3. The Ethical/Philosophical Motivation Driving Obasanjo's Diplomacy on Conflicts in Africa 4. Investigating Obasanjo and DarfurInterviews; Data analysis of archival materials on the conduct of foreign policy under Obasanjo; Afrocentrism; Afrocentrism and Nigeria's quest for a UN Security Council seat; Diplomatic expectations; Personalisation of foreign policy decision-making; Peacekeeping; Strong and failed states; Undercurrents of diplomacy; 5. Analysing the Interviews: Using the Public View as Commentary on the Inside View; Discernible patterns/continuity; Collegial management/personalisation of foreign policy decision-making; Ethical/philosophical concerns and motivations Future challengesComments; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover
Series Title: International library of African studies, v. 53.
Responsibility: Steve Itugbu.

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