Mediating nation-building in post-colonial Africa: addressing the security and development nexus on the continent

SOURCE: The Palgrave handbook of African political economy
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.A.Check
SOURCE EDITOR(S): S.Oloruntoba, T.Falola
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, NATION-BUILDING, POST-COLONIALISM, SECURITY
DEPARTMENT: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11790
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15828
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15828

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Abstract

It is perhaps presumptuous to think that the recurring political instability, stunted development and ethnic strife on the continent after 1960 can be attributed to the lack of a nation-building agenda in many post-colonial African states, far from it. Nation-building agendas occupied an important place in the many five-year development programs that majority of African states developed after independence from the late 1950s to early 1960s.