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Patrons and Power : Creating a Political Community in Metropolitan Lagos

Author: Sandra T Barnes
Publisher: Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
Series: African seminars. Scholarship from the international African institute, vol. 3.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1033779772
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra T Barnes
ISBN: 9780429815065 0429815069 9780429815072 0429815077 9780429815058 0429815050 9780429444432 0429444435
OCLC Number: 1049801640
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Contents; Lists of maps, tables and figures; Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction; The distribution of power in contemporary Africa; Patterns of political activity; The client paradigm; The setting; Plan of the book; Chapter 2 The making of Mushin; The eve of colonial takeover: 1850-61; Early colonial administration: 1861-1927; Administrative neglect; Unofficial authorities: the village Baale and the Baba Isale; Late colonial administration: 1927-55; First steps toward unifying Mushin villages Unofficial authorities: the emergence of settler leadersChapter 3 Land and housing as sources of power; Competition for urban land; The legal background to competition for urban land; The economics of land and housing; The case of Timothy Abiola; The case of I. A. Adeyemi; The social benefits of owning urban property; The descent group; The nuclear and extended families; The community; The status of owners; Chapter 4 The residential basis of leadership; Neighbourhood interaction; Patterns of neighbourhood support; Bases of neighbourhood power; Leadership roles Dimensions of the dispute-settler roleDimensions of the patron and middleman roles; Leadership skills; Converting non-political resources into political capital; Chapter 5 The chieftaincy system; The birth of a chieftaincy system; Chieftaincy politics in the party era; Chieftaincy politics under the military government; The structure and function of the chieftancy system; The problems of urban chiefs; The contemporary meaning of chieftaincy; Chapter 6 The consolidation ofleadership; Community leadership: the institutional route to the top; Local government; Political parties The pyramiding of powerThe role of the public in political processes; The emergence of a political machine; Responses to the contraction of power; Explanations for survival; Chapter 7 The role of factions in the struggle for power; The local response to military rule; The political importance of markets; Factionalism in markets; Market conflict: episode one; Market conflict: episode two; Market conflict: episode three; Market conflict: episode four; Factionalism in Mushin; Chapter 8 The institutionalisation of power; Title-giving and title-receiving in the mobilisation of support Chieftaincy conflict: episode onePublic legitimation of unofficial authority; Chieftaincy conflict: episode two; Shifting alliances; Bureaucratic legitimation of unofficial authority; Chapter 9 Conclusions; Political problems of urban settlers; Particular and universal aspects of clientelism; Political advantages of individually-contracted ties; Political advantages of instrumental and moral ties; Political advantages of reciprocity; The organising powers in client relationships; Organising diversity; Centralising power; The perpetuation of power; Epilogue; Appendix: Methods of research
Series Title: African seminars. Scholarship from the international African institute, vol. 3.
Responsibility: Sandra T. Barnes.

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