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Investing in ghosts: building and construction in Nigeria’s oil boom and bust c.1960-2000

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Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, has been portrayed in scholarly literature as a prominent case of postcolonial African ‘growth failure’. Between 1960 and 2000 oil reserves were exploited resulting in revenues of more than $300 billion to the Nigerian government, while real per capita income fell over the same period. This thesis, by focusing on building and construction in Nigeria from 1960 to 2000, explains how and why Nigeria failed to invest its oil revenues to create long-term...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:44dde983-2993-41c9-9346-9783f3d6e52a
Local pid:
ora:8167

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