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CIVIL MILITARY RELATIONS AND LEADERSHIP CRISIS IN 21ST CENTURY AFRICA: AN INQUIRY

Wogu, Ikedinachi Ayodele Power and Ibietan, Jide (2014) CIVIL MILITARY RELATIONS AND LEADERSHIP CRISIS IN 21ST CENTURY AFRICA: AN INQUIRY. International Journal of Innovative Social Sciences & Humanities Research, 2 (1). pp. 48-61. ISSN 2354-2926

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Abstract

The paper is an enquiry into civil military relations and leadership crisis in 21st century Africa with emphasis on Mauritania, Guinea, Niger and Mali .Results from data collected over a forty-seven year period revealed that the countries under review witnessed fifty-five coups. These alarming numbers of coups have continued unabated in the light of notable theorizations by scholars, that military organizations are primarily servants of the state. Contrarily, other researchers have argued that governments in developing nations lacked the administrative skills to govern their geopolitical entities thereby resulting in militarism. While adopting the critical and reconstructive methods of analysis in philosophy, the paper identified the quest for self-determination, weak socio-political culture resulting from leadership failure, statelessness among others as major consequences of poor CMR in Africa. The study submitted that good governance is the antidote to acts of militarism and recommended that African leaders should begin to reconsider their approaches to governance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Colonial Frontiers, Crisis, Leadership, Militarism, Statelessness, Self-determination
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2015 09:53
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 13:39
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3784

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