Article from ROAPE Volume 7 Number 17
Structural Dependence and Decolonisation in Niger

Structural Dependence and Decolonisation in a West African Land-locked State: Niger
Vol.7 No.17 (Spring 1980), pp43-58
What does ‘dependency’ mean in the little studied, land-locked state of Niger? Class formation, the creation of a ‘national’ bourgeoisie and the nature of the post-colonial state have normally been studied in relation to the larger, more prosperous countries like the Ivory Coast and Kenya. (The discussion of which is further pursued in our Debates section). Here the author examines the differing impact of colonialism on a small country and provides basic information on the workings of the Nigerian state.