Publisher: University of Calabar

Globalization and Nigerian Brand of Democracy

Uhere, Christopher Ike, Uche, Farouk Agha
KEYWORDS: GLOBALIZATION AND NIGERIAN BRAND OF DEMOCRACY

ABSTRACT:

Globalization and Democracy are two concepts that ring bell in the international community and both play key roles in human development. The ovei'whelming influence exhibited on the modus operandi ofthese concepts by the Northern hemisphere has madethe international arena to looklikea market place where ideas, policies and even cultures are, through aggressive diplomatic strategy sold like goods to others, thereby undermining Africa's democratic values. This paper, using Nigeria as a case study, argues that Nigeria has her own brand of democracy from which others can benefit. The rotation of political or elective offices between ethnic nationalities or geopolitical areas as practiced in Nigeria can be copied by other countries in the global community as their workability have been proved effective in resolving political crisis linked to power sharing. Since there are Afiican philosophy, African religion, African music among others, there can also he African and or Nigerian democracy that would make waves in the globalized world. This work traces the historical origin of globalization and democracy, with the demonstration that African democracy can be a reality. Using secondaiy data, this workis descriptive and analytical in itsmethod.



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