Nigeria-United States Relations: Perspectives on Political Change in Africa (Paperback)

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This study centers on Nigeria-United States relations, focusing on both countries' perspectives on political change in Africa in the waning years of decolonization. It is strongly premised on the assumption that international politics are generally a mix of conflicting and cooperative relationships. It is in this context that Nigeria-United States Relations examines Nigeria-United States perspectives, and those positions taken by both countries on the issue of political change in Africa. Professor Smart Uhakheme derives his arguments by using Angola, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and South Africa as case studies. Nigeria accounts for 12 percent of United States oil imports, making it the third largest oil supplier to the United States, surpassing Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. On the whole, Nigeria-United States relations during the period under study were marked by disagreements and cooperation. Professor Uhakheme's investigation provides a thorough understanding and discussion of the importance of these delicately balanced relationships.

About the Author

Smart Uhakheme is Associate Professor of Political Science and Surrogate Dean of the School of Social Sciences at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He teaches courses in African Politics, Comparative Politics, International Politics, and U.S. Foreign Policy. He earned his doctoral degree in Political Science from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University) Atlanta, Georgia. Professor Uhakheme is the author of many articles, and has presented papers at numerous academic conferences. He is currently working on a book on Nigeria's Search for Democracy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780761839194
ISBN-10: 0761839194
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2008
Pages: 100
Language: English