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      Transition politics' and the challenge of gender in Nigeria

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            Abstract

            >At present Nigeria is in a ‘transitional’ period as the country moves into the Third Republic, a form of civilian government devised by the present Federal Military Government (FMG). This has not only entailed the creation of political parties (one, the National Republican Convention, a ‘little to the right’, the other, the Social Democratic Party, a ‘little to the left'), it has also involved the establishment of other organisations conforming to the views of the FMG. A striking number of these are apparently directed towards improving the position of women in Nigerian society. These organisations are critically examined in the context of a structural adjustment programme promoted by the military government, and against the activities of trade unions, political parties and democratic associations.

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            Journal
            crea20
            CREA
            Review of African Political Economy
            Review of African Political Economy
            0305-6244
            1740-1720
            March 1993
            : 20
            : 56
            : 27-41
            Article
            8703983 Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 20, No. 56, March 1993, pp. 27-41
            10.1080/03056249308703983
            84b8dc23-2594-43aa-9133-40aeeede1fbb

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            Figures: 0, Tables: 0, References: 30, Pages: 15
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            Sociology,Economic development,Political science,Labor & Demographic economics,Political economics,Africa

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