Call for Papers: Nigerian Political Leaders - Changes and Challenges of Leadership

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Nigerian Political Leaders - Changes and Challenges of Leadership

For many years after independence, Nigeria went through a period of political instability, oscillating between civilian and military systems of government. Lack of good governance, especially in
establishing a lasting democratic system, has been blamed on poor leadership. Given the series of political disturbances, acts of violence, and frequent changes in government, it is easy to point out
that the struggle for a stable and sustainable democratic system has been a difficult and slow process. Political stability and the process of nation building require strong leadership. Many people have declared that Nigeria is lacking in strong leadership, good governance, and a democratic system. This study will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to examine the issue of leadership in Nigeria with specific reference to some past political leaders. Themes that relate to political leadership will also be considered.

Interested contributors will submit an abstract of 250 words to the editor by January 15, 2010. Deadline of receipt of papers is July 30, 2010.

All inquiries should be directed to:
Julius O. Adekunle, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Department of History and Anthropology
Monmouth University
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Tel.: 732 571 4478 (Office)
Fax: 732 263 5320 (Dept Office)
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