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Urim, U.M. and Imhonopi, , David and Ojukwu, M. (2013) THE NIGERIANISATION OF DEMOCRACY: WHAT TO DO TO MAKE IT WORK. In: A panoply of readings in social sciences: Lessons for and from Nigeria. Department of Sociology, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State., Ota, Ogun State, pp. 1-17.

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The dominance of the liberal democratic orthodoxy within the political cosmos has become a truism. With the fall of communism, a way has been paved for the triumphalism of democracy, making it politically fashionable these days for nations to embrace liberal democratic tenets. Countries now gravitate to the liberal democratic system because of its endogenous allurements of popular rule and the omnibus of freedoms it promises patron nations. However, in Nigeria, with over a decade of democratic praxis, the citizens are still full of Weltschmerz because of a kaleidoscope of ethnic agitation, civil, political and religious unrests and others which point to a democracy yet to reflect the yearnings of the people. The call for Nigerianising this democracy has become urgent and imperative. However, in this chapter, the focus has been on examining the issues that must be addressed and their implications before democracy can be successfully Nigerianised. The call for more reforms, allowing for greater inclusion of the people, has become a desideratum to keep the ship of state sailing smoothly for the benefit of all stakeholders

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 14:21
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 14:21

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