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Determinants of Political Participation Amongst Women In Ogun State, Nigeria

Oni, Samuel and Agbude, Godwyns (2011) Determinants of Political Participation Amongst Women In Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Library Information Science & Technology, 1 (4). pp. 1-20. ISSN 2141-6257

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Abstract

Political participation is at the heart of Democracy. The more people participate the more legitimate a democratic government is. Though political participation is found to be liberal and unrestrictive, research has shown that women who constitute more than half of the Nigeria's national population continue to suffer marginalization and discrimination. Empirical findings have revealed that women political participation in Ogun State remains at a dismal level as it recorded less than 10% women representation in the state's parliament in the 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections. The aim of the study, therefore, was to find out the specific factors responsible for the low level of political participation of women in Ogun State. The study generated both primary and secondary data. 200 questionnaires were administered among women in Ogun State. The study discovered that measure directed towards redressing the low political participation of women in the state will only be superficial unless the factors that limit women's political empowerment are addressed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 16:43
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 16:43
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3814

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