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Nigeria’s New “Citizen-Centered Diplomacy”: Any Lessons from the United States?

Folarin, S. F. (2011) Nigeria’s New “Citizen-Centered Diplomacy”: Any Lessons from the United States? Nigeria’s New “Citizen-Centered Diplomacy”: Any Lessons from the United States?. pp. 1-21.

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Nigeria’s repositioning of its diplomacy from an Africa-centered to a citizen-centered one under the Yar’Adua administration, represents a monumental departure and paradigm shift from an old foreign policy tradition. However, a more careful rather than vacuous conception of what it should look like and how it can be practiced is required. This paper interrogates the new policy focus and explores the American citizen diplomacy variation to see what can be learnt by Nigeria in implementing the policy. The new policy thrust does not however, put a stop to Nigeria’s Africa-centerpiece policy; and viewed from a realist perspective, the citizen-centered foreign policy could be engineered and implemented to make Nigeria regain its enviable image and more properly achieve its regional and continental leadership

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Citizen Diplomacy, Citizen-Centered Diplomacy, Africa-centered policy, Foreign Policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 16:14
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 12:28

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