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Democratic Governance and Development: Nigeria's Experience

Gberevbie, D.E. (2012) Democratic Governance and Development: Nigeria's Experience. A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH, 9 (4). pp. 171-188. ISSN 1813-2227

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Abstract

Governance is abom the people. Studies have shown that democracy enhances governance in a S(Kicty. And shared democratic values such as popular participation of citizens in the electoral process, equality of voters and their votes, and decision making lead to political st<J bility in a multi-ethnic society. The paper agues that democratic political cuiture based on shared national, rather than sectional or ethnic sentiments engender . good governance in terms of formulation and implementation of improved policies for development and the enhancement of the living standard of the people. The paper recommends that for Nigerians to live together as a united people there is the need for the citizens to avoid all forms of undemocratic norms such as sectional or ethnic politics, and embrace democratic values based on citizens' participation in governance as panacea for political stability and development in a multi-ethnic society like Nigeria. This is more likely to be realized when proper training on democratic norms is given to public officeholders and indeed the entire citizenry to enable them imbibe proper democratic culture required for good governance and development to take place.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Democratic Governance, Stability, Policies, Participation, Development, Nigeria.
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: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 13:28
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 13:28
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3583

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