Oyeleye Oyediran

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Dr.Oyeleye Oyediran is a noted Nigerian political scientist. A former Fulbright scholar, and a native of Ogbomosho in Oyo State, he has edited books like, Nigerian Government and Politics Under Military Rule, 1966-1979 and Survey of Nigerian Affairs, 1973-1977 and 1978-1979.[1] He has remained a faculty at the Center for International Studies, at the East Carolina University.[2] and Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, (1999–2000).[3]

Early life and education[edit]

He attended Baptist Boys High School in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State in South West Nigeria, and received his PH.D from the University of Pittsburgh.

Career[edit]

He has served as Chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Lagos [1][4] and was a lecturer at the University of Ibadan. During this period, he was Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Business and Social Studies for over ten years. He was a member of the 1975 Nigerian Constitution Drafting Committee, and from October 1999-July 2000, was a senior fellow at the United States Institute for Peace, in Washington D.C.[3] He was also the first holder of the Distinguished River Endowed Chair at East Carolina University.

He has been a visiting lecturer at various institutions, including:

Publications[edit]

  • Nigerian legislative houses, which way?'. University of Ibadan Consultancy Unit, 1980.
  • Essays on Local Government and Administration in Nigeria, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria, Project Publications, 1988.
  • Transition Without End : Nigerian Politics and Civil Society under Babangida, edited by Larry Diamond, Anthony Kirk-Greene and Oyeleye Oyediran, Lynne Rienner Publishers (1997) ISBN 1-55587-591-2
  • Nigeria : Politics of Transition and Governance, 1986-1996, edited by Oyeleye Oyediran and Adigun A.B. Agbaje. Dakar, Senegal, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (c1999) ISBN 2-86978-071-0
  • Nigerian Government and Politics Under Military Rule, 1966-1979. Macmillan, 1979. ISBN 0-333-26898-9.
  • Survey of Nigerian Affairs, 1973-1977 and 1978-1979. Nigerian Institute of International Affairs in co-operation with Macmillan Nigeria Publishers, 1981. ISBN 978-2276-49-9.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ABOUT THE AUTHOR". 
  2. ^ Faculty - O surnames
  3. ^ a b Former Senior Fellows - United States Institute for Peace United States Institute of Peace.
  4. ^ Oyeleye Oyediran; Adigun Agbaje (June 1991). "Two-Partyism and Democratic Transition in Nigeria" 29 (2). University of Cambridge Press. pp. 213–235. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 

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