Development and Diffusionism

Author(s): 
Dibua, Jeremiah
ISBN: 
9781137286642
Date published: 
December 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£0.00

This book deconstructs the neopatrimonial paradigm that has dominated analysis of Nigerian and African development. It shows that by denying agency to Nigerian societies and devaluing indigenous culture and local realities, Eurocentric diffusionism played a significant role in the failure of development planning.