Ethnic pluralism and political development in Africa: A study of historical explamation
Oyo State: Department of History, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education Oyo
Introduction; Conceptualizing ethnic pluralism and ethnicity; Ethnic pluralism and political development in Africa; Political effects of ethnicity in Africa; Conclusion; Recommendations; References.
This work examines the historical explanation of ethnic pluralism and political development in Africa, using some African states as examples. Historical analytical method is used to address the crux of the research. The work submits that the politicization of ethnic pluralism brought about the evil of ethnicity with its attendant political effects. The work suggests a serious detribalized leadership that has political will as well as ethnic management skills within the context of well-entrenched structural mechanisms in different countries for tracking the menace of ethnicity in the African continent.