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State Failure, Crisis of Governance and Disengagement from the State in Africa

by Mojeed Adekunle Animashaun

Jan 1, 2009

This paper examines the phenomenon of citizen's disengagement from the state in Africa in the post-colonial era. The paper observes that the declining capacity of the state for social provisioning provides the context for citizens' withdrawal from the public space occupied by the state.