AFRICAN GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY ACT AND POLITICS OF TEXTILE PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA, 2000-2012.

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ABSTRACT

This study evaluated the impact of the implementation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on the development of Nigeria’s textile industry, particularly the export of Nigerian textiles and apparels to United States of America. It adopted the qualitative descriptive research methodology for its data generation and analysis. It anchored analysis on the framework of complex interdependence which refers to the various, complex transnational connections and inter-dependencies between states and
societies and also among states. Flowing from its hypotheses, the study found that overall African export of textiles and apparels to the US has improved since the implementation of AGOA but that in the specific case of Nigeria the increase has been marginal at best. It further found that dependence of the Nigerian state on oil rents accounts for her failure to maximize access to the US textile market under the AGOA framework. The study therefore recommends the development of indigenous technology base for the exploration and exploitation Nigeria’s vast natural resources; the refocusing of attention from such
bilateral contraptions as AGOA to a more self-reliant industrialization that would help meet domestic product needs while at the same time position the country to be more competitive in the global political economy.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Chapter One: Introduction – – – – – – – 1
1.1 Background of the Study – – – – – – – 1
1.2 Statement of the Problem – – – – – – – 5
1.3 Objectives of the Study – – – – – – – 8
1.4 Significance of the Study – – – – – – – 9
Chapter Two: Literature Review – – – – – – – – 10
Chapter Three: Theoretical Framework- – – – – – – 28
3.1 Theoretical Framework- – – – – – – – – 28
3.2 Hypotheses – – – – – – – 31
3.3 Research Design- – – – – – – – – – 31
3.4 Methods of Data Collection – – – – – – – 33
3.5 Method of Data Analysis – – – – – – – – 33
Chapter Four: Background to US African Trade Relations Prior to AGOA 36
4.1 United States African Trade Relations Prior to AGOA- – – – – 36
4.2 Overview of the AGOA Framework – – – – – – 43
4.3 The Objectives and Content of AGOA- – – – – – 46
4.4 AGOA and the Generalized System of Preferences of the WTO 55
Chapter Five: AGOA’s policy of standard maintenance and textile productionin Nigeria 65
5.1 AGOA and US African Trade relations- – – – – – 67
5.2 US Trade Relations with ECOWAS:- – – – – – 71
5.3 AGOA and the Performance of Nigerian textile industry- – – – 81
5.4 Globalization and the Nigerian textile industry – – – -102
Chapter Six: Structure of Nigerian Economy and access to the US textile market 108
6.1 Structure of Nigerian Economy – – – – – – – 109
6.2 Crude Oil Export and the structure of Nigeria – 6S Trade Relations – – 119
6.3 Rent dependence and Underdevelopment of Nigeria’s Manufacturing Sector –
123 6.4 Neoliberal Globalizatin and Nigerian Textile Industry – – -128
Chapter Seven: Summary, Conclusion and recommendations- – – – 143
7.1 Summary- – – – – – – – – – 143
7.2 Conclusion- – – – – – – – – – 147
7.3 Recommendations- – – – – – – – – 148
Bibliography- – – – – – – – – – 149
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