Self-Reliance, Development and Civic Pride in Remo

Nolte Insa

in Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of Remo

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638956
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653027 | DOI:
Self-Reliance, Development and Civic Pride in Remo

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This chapter focuses on Awolowo's participation in military and civilian politics after his release from prison. After Awolowo failed to win the elections at the national level despite growing political support for his redistributive rhetoric, he turned increasingly towards the assertion of self-reliance and civic duty outside the realm of the state government. This included the fostering and support of development associations in Remo, whose activities reflected both a growing local disillusionment with the state and an attempt to pull the region up through institutionalised self-help and communal solidarity.

Keywords: Awolowo; political participation; elections; civic duty; state government; development associations; community development

Chapter.  11895 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: African Studies

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