338 Book Reviews / African and Asian Studies 8 (2009) 333-343 Augustine A. Ikein; D.S.P. Alamieyeseigha, and Steve Azaiki (Eds. ), Oil, Democracy, and the Promise of True Federalism in Nigeria (Boulder, Co.: University Press of America, Inc., 2008); 494 pages; $60. Oil, Democracy, and the Promise of True Federalism in Nigeria examines the inter-section between the quest of Nigerians for democracy and the illusion of federalism in the socio- economic as well as political landscape of the West African nation. As discussed in Chapters 26 and 29, respectively, of the book, the pitfall of Nigerian democracy and federalism is used to underscore how lack of national unity and peace inﬂ uences ongoing environmental problems, for example, in the Niger Delta region. Geographically, the publication the- matically focuses on the Niger Delta region to show how the wealthiest region of Nigeria remains one of the most under-developed terrains of the country. Th e thirty-ﬁ ve-chapter anthology covers a wide range of themes and issues, including – but not limited to – the historical development of oil and gas production in the Niger belt; the role of science and technology; and how the abundance of resources, or lack of
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