Popular perceptions of democracy and political governance in Nigeria

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Centre for Democracy and Development , Abuja
Democracy -- Nigeria, Civil rights -- Nigeria, Nigeria -- Politics and government -- 1993
Other titlesPopular perception of democracy and political governance in Nigeria, Democracy and political governance in Nigeria
StatementOkechukwu Ibeanu and Samuel G. Egwu.
ContributionsEgwu, Samuel G., Centre for Democracy & Development.
LC ClassificationsJQ3090 .I24 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 286 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24064265M
ISBN 109780833558, 9780833552
ISBN 139789780833558
LC Control Number2009351813

Antithetical in Nigeria. Democracy in Nigeria is alien and its practice has proved difficult. The erosion of good governance by the practice of democracy has deepened the crisis of democracy.

When democracy is abused, good governance becomes elusive and evasive. This is what Darl () describes asFile Size: 1MB. The book is a multi-disciplinary assessment of Nigeria's democratic strides, including contributions from scholars in a broad range of disciplines such as history, sociology and anthropology, political science, economics, international relations, among others.

AD Popular perceptions of elections, government action, and democracy in Mali Welcome to the Afrobarometer publications section. For short, topical analyses, try our briefing papers (for survey rounds ) and dispatches (starting with Round 6). Nigeria, today, runs a democratic system of government that is expected to promote democratic values of public accountability; transparency; good conscience; fiscal discipline; due process; amongst others.

However, there is lack of credible leadership to enforce these characteristics of democracy and good by: 3. Citizens and E-Government: Perceptions in Nigeria. the explanation of the problem as corruption and lack of the political will for e-democracy.

The Author: Gbola Olasina. This paper examines patron-client politics in the context of democracy and governance in Nigeria with special focus on the first phase of the Fourth Republic, DEMOCRACY, DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA Daniel Eseme Gberevbie (PhD)* Abstract: Scholars such as Badru (), Im (), Babawale (), Mimiko (), and Oddih () have argued that democracy is required in a society because it enhances good governance and development.

With the analysis of secondary. Rosseau, J.J. The Social Contract and the Principle of Political Rights. Ghana and Nigeria are in the midst of government-initiated democratization programs.

This paper compares the different settings, reasons, strategies, procedures, and implementation of democratization efforts in these two : Canice Erunke.

The Transparency International Annual Corruption Perception Index consistently rated Nigeria as one of the most corrupt, - at one time or the other the most corrupt Popular perceptions of democracy and political governance in Nigeria book nation in the world.1 The acknowledgment of corruption constitutionally2 and judicially3, as one of the foremost challenges to governance and development in Nigeria,File Size: KB.

A Comparative Survey of Democracy, Governance and Development Working Paper Series Jointly Published by Globalbarometer The Asian Barometer (ABS) is an applied research program on public opinion on political values, democracy, and governance around the region.

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The regional network encompasses research teams from thirteen East Asian political. informal approaches to political education in Nigeria. Also, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should put machinery in place to ensure mass participation of the Nigerian citizen in the coming general election.

Keywords: political participation, political activities, democracy, political culture, political participants,Cited by: 7.

The article draws data from secondary and primary sources, which include the authors’ close observations of events in Nigeria. Governance and political leadership in Nigeria. PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS ON DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE IN TANZANIA A REPORT BASED ON THE AFROBAROMETER SURVEY Introduction Economic and political reforms can only be sustained if they are rooted in society.

Often there are complaints that outsiders introduce from above and often through agitation Size: KB. Democracy, Good Governance and Development: The Experience of Nigeria A raging debate in the literature amongst scholars, analysts and po litical practitioners centre on what.

Democracy and Good Governance in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects Iheanacho, E. Department of Political Science Imo State University, Owerri, E-mail: [email protected] ABSTRACT This study, Democracy and Good Governance in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects is a descriptive analysis that has relied on.

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11 The Afrobarometer Network. Global Journal of Political Science and Administration Vol.2, No.1, pp, March Published by European Centre for Research Training and Development UK () 26 THE RULE OF LAW, DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA Charlie Nwekeaku, PhD Department of Public Administration, Nasarawa State University, Size: KB.

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Comparative perspectives on Governance Systems in Nigeria and UK since Seeming preference for Democracy in Africa over other governance systems in Africa before and after independence Other governance systems in the post-independence era and their unique features, if any.

File Size: KB. References. Adebanwi and E. Obadare (), When Corruption Fights Back: Democracy and Elite Interests in Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption War, in “Journal of Modern African Studies”, 49 (2), pp.

Afrobarometer Network (), Citizens and the State in Africa: New Results from Afrobarometer, Round 6 Working Paper, No.

61, Compiled by Carolyn Logan, Tetsuya. Yet there is a popular perception that Africa lags behind the rest of the world in this most nebulous of political terms. This is despite the fact that millions of people elsewhere in the world live under regimes that can be described as authoritarian, oppressive and undemocratic.

Suggested Citation: "Democracy and Governance in Africa." National Research Council. Democratization in Africa: African Views, African Voices. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

doi: / dangerous, because the more we try to decentralize, the more we come up against certain community realities that may dismantle or. The model of democracy that is popular in this age of globalization is liberal democracy, democracy is a descriptive term that is synonymous with majority rule, it associated with democratic consolidation and good governance.

However, in Nigeria, effort to attained the high level of democratic consolidation and good governance have been made. 8 Democracy, Governance and Economic Policy experience.

The likely implications of such political developments for economic management are tentatively explored in the concluding chapter. Summaries of the main conclusions are provided. Analysis of state legitimacy suggests that, like satisfaction with democracy, this quality derives largely from popular perceptions about the quality of governance, particularly the personal performance of individual political leaders, perhaps reflecting Malians’ past experience with clientelistic politics.

For Ikhide, democracy has, far from doing Nigeria good, set the country back decades and provided a perfect alibi for the political class to bankrupt and bury the country once and for all.

Tough words, but those who know Ikhide know that he can be unapologetically melodramatic and passionate in expressing his opinions. African perceptions of democracy M. Todd Bradley Department of Political Science, Indiana University Kokomo, S.

Washington St., KE Kokomo, IN E-mail: [email protected] Accepted 14 December, There are many perceptions, concepts and constructs of what it means to be democratic or what constitutes a democracy.

Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία, The term is derived from the Greek words dēmokratiā, dēmos (“people”) and kratos (“rule”) "rule by [the] people") is a form of government in which the people have the authority to choose their governing people are and how authority is shared among them are core issues for democratic theory, development and constitution.

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This paper examines the nexus of democracy and good governance. It also provides explanations on why democracy has not engendered good governance in Nigeria. It is argued that democracy cannot engender good governance in a state where it is yet to make sense, most especially among the contending political elites.

Therefore, the major. Chatham House's research into democracy and political participation also examines the value of democracy in a changing world and its role in supporting the international order, which involves analyzing a wide range of political and social issues, and taking into account that both political attitudes and public opinion within a society can be.The new coronavirus pandemic is not only wreaking destruction on public health and the global economy but disrupting democracy and governance worldwide.

It has hit at a time when democracy was already under threat in many places, and it risks exacerbating democratic backsliding and authoritarian consolidation.