Women’s Associational Life at the Local Level: Their Intervention in the Governance of Yoruba States

By Fatai Ayisa Olasupo.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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The interference of associational life and the take-over by the institutions of civil society of the responsibilities of the state, as well as consequent interference in the process of governance, are modern responses to the failed state. Women’s intervention in failed traditional states has been commonplace in Nigeria since the pre-colonial days. However, since the transformation from the traditional state to the imposed European style modern state, women’s associational life in the diminished realm of traditional governance has been equally transformed. This paper will explore the origin, growth and developments of these transformations.

Keywords: Associational Life, Civil Society, Traditional Governance

Global Studies Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.35-46. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 752.012KB).

Fatai Ayisa Olasupo

Lecturer, Department of Local Government Studies, Faculty of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun - State, Nigeria

Fatai Ayisa Olasupo specializes in research on the relationship between traditional rulers and modern democratic rulers, not just civil rule, but also the defunct military administrations that, for close to 30 years, have been modernizing traditional rulership in Nigeria to conform with modern ones.


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