Nigeria

Andrew Palmer

  • The Predatory State

    Peter Lewis identified the nature of the predatory state in his 1996 article on Nigeria, “From Prebendalism to Predation” (P. M. Lewis 1996). Lewis says that after 1990 President Babangida, “concentrated political authority and economic discretion to an unprecedented degree in Nigeria, fostering the emergence of predatory rule.”[1] Citing Linz, Lewis referred to the nature of […]