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Political Recruitment of the Nigerian Military. Edition No. 1 - Product Image

Political Recruitment of the Nigerian Military. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1910126
  • November 2008
  • Region: Nigeria
  • 188 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House

The May 1999 election victory of General
Obasanjo not only highlights the fragile civil-
military relations of Nigeria, but essentially
illustrates the immense influence the military,
civil society and global powers have on the
recruitment process of political leaders –
especially in the developing world. This book,
therefore, provides a comparative analysis on the
Nigerian civil-military environment and sheds light
on the undemocratic recruitment of military leaders
as political leaders, with the aim to predict and
prevent undemocratic recruitment attempts. The
analysis shed some light on undemocratic recruitment
attempts by the military across the globe and as
such should be especially useful to those interested
in leadership -, political behaviour – and
development studies, as well as to students of
history and military studies. The book should also
appeal to anyone interested in studies pertaining to
Africa.

Salomon Hoogenraad-Vermaak.
Salomon Hoogenraad-Vermaak: BA, BA Pol Sci, BA Hons
Hist, BA Hons Pol Sci and MA Pol Sci (University of Pretoria).
Teacher (1993-1994); Counter Intelligence Officer, South African
National Defence Force (Lieutenant Colonel, 1995-2005); Deputy
Director: Integrity Management, National Prosecuting Authority
(2005-).

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