Book launch: Good Governance in Nigeria

Join St Anne’s College and the African Studies Centre for the launch of Dr Portia Roelofs new book, Good Governance in Nigeria: Rethinking Accountability and Transparency in the Twenty-First Century (Cambridge University Press, 2023). The book draws on in-depth fieldwork in Nigeria to show how Nigerian political practice and thinking can inform alternative theorisations of accountability and transparency as part of a more socially-embedded understanding of good governance. Taking the rise of the ‘Lagos Model’ in south-west Nigeria as its empirical focus, the book challenges mainstream technocratic conceptions of good governance and offers new routes for decolonising key concepts in political theory.

Chaired by Prof Yaacov Yadgar, with discussants Dr Doris Okenwa and Dr Robin Harding.