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Chieftaincy and Politics

The Tor Tiv in the Politics and Administration of Tivland

by Mvendaga Jibo (Author)
Thesis 326 Pages

Summary

The Chieftaincy institution in the Tiv context has been analysed to establish its dynamic qualities. In its interaction with the modern state since the colonial era, it has been established that the institution has undergone tremendous changes – losing authority but still retaining relevance for the Tiv masses and elite who, before the colonial advent, had no chieftaincy. The large issue of the role of traditional authorities in a modern democratic state has been examined from a comparative perspective.

Details

Pages
326
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631368169
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2001. 325 pp.

Biographical notes

Mvendaga Jibo (Author)

The Author: Mvendaga Jibo was educated at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, and at The University of Birmingham, England, as a Commonwealth Scholar. He is the Head of Department of Political Science at the University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria. His current teaching and research interests include the Media and Politics, Ethnicity and Political values.

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