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State(s) of crisis: sub-national government in Nigeria by Paul Adams

Paul Adams examines the origins and purpose of the Nigerian federation, state governments’ financial management and responsibilities, governors’ arbitrary power, and the need to increase internally generated state revenue.

Rising through cities? A look at Ghana By Jeffrey Paller

Jeffrey Paller argues that as Ghana’s cities grow the challenge will be to prevent the creation of more informal settlements, the rise of unregulated transport systems and the deepening of urban inequalities.