Who rules Nigeria?
This project is a policy-oriented study on the political economy of Nigeria, describing the process of elite formation and exploring the characteristics of its ruling elite: its interests and the connections between them, position the ruling elite along Nigeria’s basic socio-cultural cleavages (north-south, geopolitical zones, religion and ethnicity) and along economic cleavages (rural-urban and income differences, class, occupation, and insiders-outsiders in terms of patronage and favoritism)., and explore a number of topics directly related to the economic interests of the ruling elite and to the role the country’s vast oil wealth plays in elite formation.
The study is commissioned by NOREF on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
European colonization and the corruption of local elites: the case of chiefs in Africa
Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Abdulaziz Shifa
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Corruption in universities: Paths to integrity in the higher education subsector
Elite behaviour and citizen mobilization
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig
European Journal of Political Research
African Decentralisation as a Power Calculation, and its Relevance for South Sudan
The Struggle For South Sudan: Challenges of Security and State Formation
Bringing the State back in. Corporate Social Responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalism in the international energy sector
Ståle Knudsen,Dinah Rajak,Siri Lange,Isabelle Hugøy
Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology