Olowu, (Claudius) Dele

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OLOWU, (Claudius) Dele

OLOWU, (Claudius) Dele. Nigerian, b. 1952. Genres: Third World, Politics/Government. Career: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife, Oyo State, Nigeria, lecturer, 1977-83, senior lecturer, 1983-91, professor of public administration, 1991-; head of department of public administration, 1984-85 and 1988-; writer. Indiana University, research associate at workshop in political theory and policy analysis, 1985-87; consultant for Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 1986-87, World Bank, Washington, DC, 1987-90, and African Association for Public Administration and Management, 1989-91; United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, resource person, 1991. Redeemed Christian Church of God, area pastor, 1981-; ordained full pastor, 1986. Publications: (ed.) Administration of Social Services in Nigeria, Local Government Training Programme, 1981; Administration of the Nigerian Federal System, 1985; African Local Governments as Instrument of Economic and Social Development, International Union of Local Authorities, 1988; (ed. with L. Adamolekun and M. Laleye) Local Government in West Africa since Independence, 1988; (ed. with J.S. Wunsch) The Failure of the Centralized State: Institutions and Self- Governance in Africa, 1990; Lagos State Governance, Economy, and Society, 1990; Local Government in Nigeria, 1991. Contributor to professional journals. Address: Department of Public Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife, Oyo, Nigeria.