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Unified Journal of Political Science and International Relations

April 2018 Vol 2(1), pp. 001-009

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Original Research Article

State Cohesion and Economic Development: Analysis of South Korea and Nigeria Colonial and Post-Colonial Experiences (1900-1980)

Dr. Augustine Obeleagu Agu

International Education Policy Consultant 2804 Barco, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75054

Corresponding Author's Email: augobele52@yahoo.com

Accepted 22nd March, 2018


Abstract


This paper seeks to explain variation in state building development outcomes under different colonial occupations. Why do some state-building missions produce sustained institutional transformation, while others leave a legacy of failed institutions? This question was explored through an analysis of the state as a crucial actor in economic transformation and development in developing countries. The basic argument is that states that are more cohesive will be more successful in promoting economic transformation than states that are fragmented and patrimonial. Two states, South Korea and Nigeria were examined with a focus on (a) patterns of state construction and (b) patterns of state intervention in promoting economic development. These two cases provide variations in state capacities to pursue economic transformation, from a cohesive and developmental state to an ineffective, fragmented patrimonial state.

Keywords: State Cohesion, Economic Development, Analysis, Nigeria, South Korea

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Dr. Augustine Obeleagu Agu .State Cohesion and Economic Development: Analysis of South Korea and Nigeria Colonial and Post-Colonial Experiences (1900-1980). Unified Journal of Political Science and International Relations. 2(1) 2018 pp. 001-009.




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