Development and Diffusionism

Author(s): 
Dibua, Jeremiah
ISBN: 
9781137286642
Date published: 
January 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

Development and Diffusionism 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.