POL312 - Gender and Politics in Nigeria

2 Unit(s)

The course will focus on the nature of gender relations in Nigeria and the interface between gender and political participation. Different regimes will be studied, beginning from the immediate post-independence period in 1960, the various military regimes to the current government to determine the nature gender representation. Participation in the various geo-political zones will be studied and reasons for differential participation discussed. The positions of various political parties as contained in manifestos will studied.