African Leadership and Political Direction

Onyishi, Anthony U. and Chukwuka, Ezechi, Kingsley (2019) African Leadership and Political Direction. In: New Frontiers in Contemporary African Studies. Abic Publishers Limited, pp. 268-279. ISBN 978-022-311-8

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Africa has persistently become the focal point of world politics when issues of poverty, illiteracy, hunger, corruption, backwardness, political crisis and other negative activities are examined and discussed. In view of this, the study explored the relationship between poor leadership and the myriads of problems that have bedeviled African states and her people. The study hypothesized that the incessant failure of Africa's political leadership to use the state and its institutions as instruments of enhancing the common good and general welfare of Africans has been the militating factor hindering the development of the continent. The method of data collection was documentary, through the utilization of secondary sources of data and content analyses of same. Using the Marxian theory of post-colonial state, the study observed that the political elites in Africa use the state and its institutions as central means for primitive accumulation of capital. The study therefore concludes and recommends that African political elite should use the state and its institutions to enhance the common good and collective interests of the common man in Africa. It is only through this, that the continent and its people will be better mainstreamed in contemporary global politics.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2020 11:57
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2020 11:57

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