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Transition to democracy in Nigeria

Transition to democracy in Nigeria

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Published by Foundation for Global Dialogue in Braamfontein, South Africa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democracy -- Nigeria -- Congresses,
  • Democratization -- Nigeria -- Congresses,
  • International cooperation -- Congresses,
  • Nigeria -- Politics and government -- 1993-2007 -- Congresses,
  • Nigeria -- Foreign relations -- South Africa -- Congresses,
  • South Africa -- Foreign relations -- Nigeria -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesTransition to democracy in Nigeria :
    Statementedited by Kato Lambrechts ; [Anthoni van Nieuwkerk ... et al.].
    GenreCongresses
    SeriesFGD African dialogue series -- no. 1
    ContributionsLambrechts, Kato., Van Nieuwkerk, Anthoni., Foundation for Global Dialogue. Working Group Meeting
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJQ3082 .T73 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination66 p. ;
    Number of Pages66
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23609454M
    ISBN 101919697322
    LC Control Number99208278

    In addition, several hundred subcultural groups exist. In retrospect, the quality of elections that led to the emergence of Alhaji Shehu Shagari as President was not really very different from the one in that threw up Alhaji Tafawa Balewa as Prime Minister, because both were tainted with electoral malpractices. This would suggest that the new civilian regime was reigning in the military. But it is actions of people under these conditions that shape the outcome. They wanted to use Democracy to kill a Democratic ethos and culture. As a former war hero and military dictator, Obasanjo had unique credibility with the military and thus some political latitude.

    Social Change in the Twentieth Century. A really, really rich person. It presupposes, for example, that there are more people in Kano State than in Lagos State even after Jigawa State was extracted from Kano in Both concepts are of equal importance and there are many cases where one acts as a prerequisite for the other, i. The political role of ethnic organisations has been well documented by observers of Nigerian politics.

    Does Nigeria need one? Muhammadu Buhari became the head of state. Where are they? But when you are talking about a presidential campaign, it is reasonable to assume that when the candidate makes a comment, that comment is quoted across different mediums. It is an article of faith in the international community that the democratic system is the ideal system of government the world over. Under dictatorships, it slows down significantly when the tenure of rulers is threatened.


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Transition to democracy in Nigeria Download PDF Ebook

I teach courses on African politics, comparative politics, and political theory at American University in the School of International Service.

A major problem arising from the ethnic and religious diversity of Nigeria is that it makes democratic compromise difficult: different groups clamor for scarce resources and for control of the government.

The government ignored accusations of blatant vote buying against Transition to democracy in Nigeria book Abiola and his rival, Bashir Tofa of the NRC, and pressed ahead with a presidential campaign that most Nigerians regarded with suspicion and apathy until the last few days before the polling.

To get a sense of the discourse, watch the video of my presentation at Nextier SPD consulting in Abuja. Learn how and when to remove this template message Democracy Day is June 12, a national public bank holiday in Nigeria. Three months later, the military led by General Sani Abacha, a prominent member of the Babangida administration, seized power and promised to return the country to a democratic government which he never did until he died in The interface between ethnicity and democracy has been prominent theme in extant literatures.

Janowitz School on the other hand, draws attention to the properties of military itself to its hierarchical organisation and its distinctive patterns of recruitment and training, control and discipline.

Aside from suspending existing constitutional order, especially with respect to the legislature and partial but significant usurpation of judicial functions by military tribunals, Buhari and his cohorts abrogated certain fundamental human rights using the obnoxious Decree 2 and Decree 4.

Democracy Day (Nigeria)

To determine the roles played by ethno-political organizations in military intervention. In his book, This House has Fallen: Nigeria in Crisis, Karl Maier presents a portrait of Babangida as a brilliant Machiavellian who cunningly used what he had to get what he wanted.

Despite his errors of judgement, particularly his obsession with the Pan-Nigeria project, Zik of Africa, as Dr. Second, the PDP lost in Transition to democracy in Nigeria book Ndo further argued that military rule is not a viable substitute to a properly and popularly elected government.

Right now, there is no politician in Kano that can stand shoulder to shoulder with Aminu Kano. What this means is that there are multiple factors, such as Transition to democracy in Nigeria book stability and political institutionssocial insurancegovernment capacity, religion and many other which influence the outcome.

Finally, I think 2, articles from three different newspapers produced a representative sample of the campaign content. Further, Obasanjo ordered that the commission make recommendations about how to redress past injustices and prevent future abuses. We must therefore keep vigil of the precious prize we have won.

Sani Abacha who made the coup broadcast at 8 am that very day cited precisely the same reasons Maj. Another writer Collins Lacy in his article n the journal of modern African studies sees the state as an arena with a great deal of behaviour are not geared towards the support of a single concept of national interest.

Lagos registered 1, voters, while Kano had onlyThat attempts was botched, perhaps temporarily, with the annulment of presidential election on June 12th, What they have in common, being backward countries in the past, is that they all have relatively free markets.

We could say that they are economically free, meaning they have little to no protectionismi. That the government should be a light touch. Azikiwe displayed his talent as a political philosopher with a solid Pan-Africanist orientation, and in Ideology for Nigeria he formulated a neo-welfarist socio-political philosophy as the blueprint for building a viable Nigerian nation.

Nigeria's Transition to Democracy Proceeds, but Without Centerpiece

However, it is also quite likely that it would produce a Shiite party, and a Biafra party, and…. But sincethe calibre of prominent politicians from different parts of the country is considerably lower than what obtained in the first and second republics.Sep 28,  · MILITARY RULE AND POLITICAL TRANSITION IN NIGERIA: AN APPRAISAL OF ABACHA REGIME ( ) ABSTRACT This study analyzes military rule and the political transition to democracy in Nigeria.

It enquires into how military intervenes in the Nigerian politics in the recent time. Permanent transition and changing conjuncture: dilemmas of democracy in Nigeria in comparative perspective / Crawford Young ; Concept of second liberation and the prospects of democracy in Africa: a Nigerian context / Peter P.

Democracy and economic growth

Ekeh ; Legitimizing democracy. Transition to democracy in Nigeria book the transition period as the subtitle of O‘Donnell and Schmitter‘s () correctly referred to ―Uncertain Democracies‖ in the subtitle to their book.

The transition regimes are susceptible to reversals, breakdowns or total failures as witnessed in Africa by the end of the s and early s (Freedom House, b).Transition to democracy in Nigeria () [Tunji Olagunju] on magicechomusic.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.Nigeria: Politics of Transition and Governance edited by Oyeleye Oyediran.

With download pdf fledgling new democracy in place, Nigeria can look to its past and re-assess the controversies, lost opportunities and dilemmas that faced Nigerian society over a turbulent decade. the book reveals the players whose participation is so essential for.The Ebook Transition ebook Nigeria Challenges of Democratization The election of Olusegun Obasanjo to the presidency of Nigeria in effectively brought an end to 16 years of military rule.

Obasanjo became only the third head of government to be elected by the people (not counting the election ofwon by Chief Moshood Abiola but later annulled).