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The Humanistic Imperative in African Politics

Agbude, Godwyns .A. (2011) The Humanistic Imperative in African Politics. African Research Review, 5 (2). pp. 29-41. ISSN 2070-0083

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A thorough observation of the African continent reveals a continent bedeviled with several vices covering its socio-eco political ambiance. The continent is bedeviled with unemployment, poor infrastructural development, poor work ethics, corporate organizational irresponsibility, nepotism, factionalism, political ‘godfatherism’, tribalism, ethnicity, social injustice, lack of respect for both procedural and legal justice, religious squabbles, poverty, hunger, poor maintenance culture, insecurity of life and property and etc. The Machiavellian style of leadership has further deepened the African states into retrogression and epileptic development. However, African problems can adequately be solved with the interjection of morality in the term of Humanistic Ethical Paradigm and its two interrelated proposals which are: respect for human dignity as a basis for individual and social action and focus on character as the highest value in the assessment of human personality.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2015 16:40
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2015 16:40

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