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Democracy, good governance and development in Nigeria

Attahiru Jega

Democracy, good governance and development in Nigeria

critical essays

by Attahiru Jega

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Published by Spectrum Books Limited in Ibadan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democracy -- Nigeria,
  • Sustainable development -- Nigeria,
  • Nigeria -- Politics and government -- 1993-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-315) and index.

    StatementAttahiru M. Jega.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJQ3096 .J44 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 326 p. ;
    Number of Pages326
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17086788M
    ISBN 109780297847
    ISBN 109789780297848
    LC Control Number2008556834

    We believe that delivering on roads and on electricity and on education and all the other points of that agenda will demonstrate the kind of concrete progress that the people of Nigeria are waiting for. Political Ideas in modern world, George, G: Harrap and co. Without orderly process food production, size and distribution of the labor force, of political organization and procedure, the gains of pattern of income distribution, access to education, health development may not be sustainable Huntington, However, whilst African democracy has shown some improvement, it is still having legitimacy problems and African states are characterised by corruption and autocracy. In essence people do not seek leadership to govern the electorate in a better way rather they seek leadership to gain themselves power that will enable them accumulate more wealth from public resources. Set in a critical conjuncture characterized by high popular expectations and international goodwill on the one hand and weak institutions and deep-seated social cleavages exacerbated by years of military rule on the other, the new civilian governments at the Federal and State levels were expected to quickly deliver the "dividends of democracy" to prevent an authoritarian throwback.

    To this end, the paper is essentially a concept paper which becomes essential to maintain power. The article will also carry out a comparative analysis of the correlation between democracy and development and highlight the failures of democratic practice in Africa. Although the that affect them, democracy remains the only form of change process that was ignited by these reforms has government that can foster the necessary political faltered in very critical areas, non-the-less, it represents conditions for a people-driven and people-centered an irreversible drive for a culture of responsiveness in development paradigm. Hitherto described as a continent of democratization is widely acknowledged in the of mindless and despotic political leadership, the current continent. Nigeria Publishers Limited.

    Although, these definitions highlight a make good governance possible are largely undemocratic consensus on what constitutes development, what institutions. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Nigeria on August 12, Again, to refer to President Obama's speech, what Africa needs is not more strong men, it needs more strong democratic institutions that will stand the test of time. The foregoing development indices are significant part On this note, Akesubmit that: of the requirements of good governance which the environment of democracy is expected to promote and …the well-being of the people will only be supreme law of entrench. It turns out that these democratic leaders are characterized by corruption which consequentially leads to inequalities and derails economic development. We will then examine how corruption and the economic problems of African States are restraining democratic legitimacy and the effect these problems have on human rights.


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Democracy, good governance and development in Nigeria book

Kramer RM, Solamon L It turns out that these democratic leaders are characterized by corruption which consequentially leads to inequalities and derails economic development. For instance in Central and Eastern Europe, economic failure has acted as a catalyst to bring about democratic change.

Mohammed, Good governance requires responsible and responsive political leaders at the grass roots. Thuggery is another turf also where Nigerian youths have excelled. It is common knowledge that corruption and development are The democratic appeal does not only lie in its capacity to strange bedfellows.

In his Democracy and the countries evaluated for corruption, Nigeria ranked th Development in Africa, Ake acknowledged the Poverty Incidence in Nigeria But the only one law and the idea of formal equality of citizens.

In international affairs, analysis of good governance can look at any of the following relationships: [3] between governments and markets between governments and the private or voluntary sector between elected officials and appointed officials between government and Civil Society Organisations CSOs The varying types of comparisons comprising the analysis of governance in scholastic and practical discussion can cause the meaning of "good governance" to vary greatly from practitioner to practitioner.

It is however important to note that these one party regimes can equally be a way of attaining development. Thus, democracy which reflects the will of the potentials to provide good governance over the long haul. What this argument suggests is that, it is only Although the major aim of these transformations was through orderly and consistent democratic good directed at displacing the nature and character of political government procedures and practices that the gains of leadership, there was also the equally important development can be sustained.

The concept of good governance It is a reciprocal cycle that good governance can help the process of democratization by promoting essential democratic practices such as accountability thus developing a political culture conducive to democracy.

It has been stated that, Governance focuses on the state and institutions, and the relationship between them and the people.

Accountability - Governmental institutions, private sectors, and civil society organizations should be held accountable to the public and institutional stakeholders. Most intellectual and political discourse on Nigeria has quite understandably been pre- occupied with this dilemma of poor governance with a population of over one hundred and sixty million.

In fragile states, it supports the establishment of the security sector. To this end, the growing recognition of society alongside the state and the organized private government-civil society partnership has led to the sector in the development process Kramer and establishment of the Office of the Special Assistant to the Solamon, ; Kooiman, ; Chazan, Hyden G How would government encourage export promotion when there is virtually nothing to export?

Odion-Akhaine Ed.Democracy, good governance and the rule of law at the national and international levels, as well as an enabling environment, are essential for sustainable development including sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development, environmental protection and the.

Governance and democracy

governance is enhanced by democracy just as the former is a precondition for the realization of development. The paper clearly demonstrates that development efforts in Nigeria have failed because the tenets of democracy.

and features of good governance have been thwarted by state apparatus among other factors. In international development, good governance is a way of measuring how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources in a preferred way.

Governance is "the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented)". This book dissects and critically examines the matrix of Africa s multifaceted problems on governance, democracy and development in an attempt to proffer enduring solutions to the continent s long-standing political and socio-economic quandaries and hitches.

Contributions are by African scholars and researchers from different. Nov 02,  · Indeed, it is not a question of which comes first, good governance or economic growth, but building on the strength of each particular economy. However,a stable political environment is needed because implementing regional or national changes, radical or not, requires time, much time,and continuity otherwise democracy could be seen to be abused.

Contemporary debates on democracy, good governance and development are greatly inspired by the significant political transformations that have taken place in Africa.

In countries like Nigeria where the democratization process is work-in-progress, the intellectual preoccupation has been to reflect critically on how the prevailing political conditions can foster good governance and sustainable Author: Abdulhamid Ozohu-Suleiman.