Civil society and the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria
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Published by CATS Publishers in Calabar .
Written in English



  • Nigeria


  • Civil society -- Nigeria -- Congresses,
  • Democracy -- Nigeria -- Congresses,
  • Nigeria -- Politics and government -- 1993- -- Congresses

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Edition Notes

Statementeditor, Okon E. Uya.
ContributionsUya, Okon Edet.
LC ClassificationsDT515.842 .I67 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 465 p. ;
Number of Pages465
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3596317M
LC Control Number2002316551

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Understanding the nature of the Nigerian state is compelling in order to establish the effect of civil society on democracy in the country. Nigeria is a post- colonial state battling with anti-democratic forces. Civil Society Organizations played an instrumental role in the restoration of democracy in Nigeria and Ghana and in recognition of their important role in democratic transition in both countries they were considered by both scholars and international organizations as a veritable tool for democratic consolidation. Adejumobi, S. () “Structural Adjustment Programme and the Transition to Civil Rule Project in Nigeria, – A Shrinking of the Democratic Agenda,” in Olufemi Mimiko (ed.) Crises and Contradictions in Nigeria’s Democratization Process, – Akure: Stebak Ventures, pp. –Cited by: 2.   Lastly, civil society can strengthen citizen participation in Nigeria’s democratic process by keeping a constant tab on the nation’s electoral system, with a view to improving its integrity. The character of a nation’s electoral system contributes to determining the health of its democracy.

The Role of Civil Society in Democracy Consolidation. Rethinking State-Civil Society Relations in South Africa College University of Namibia Course State and Civil Society Grade Author Joseph Nangombe Tobias (Author) Year Pages 26 Catalog Number V ISBN (eBook) ISBN (Book). Nevertheless, it is believed that civil society have great role to play in sustaining democracy in Nigeria as indeed all third world nation, if the concept of civil society then consolidating democracy in Nigeria for instance, their will be a reality, but as already shown above, the role played by these civil groups have become questionable. Ian Liebenberg and Elke Zuern, in chapters three and four respectively, deal with the challenges and role of civil society in democratic consolidation. Liebenberg’s chapter depicts a clear picture of the theoretical discourse and raises a number of important questions around the notion of a civil society, or a civil community, as he calls it. "This article analyzes the role of civil society in promoting democracy and good governance in Africa. It begins by exploring the debate about what constitutes civil society in Africa. The article argues that the conventional notion of civil.

home»» civil society organization and democratic consolidation in nigeria and ghana, – civil society organization and democratic consolidation in nigeria and ghana, – .   Nigeria democratic experience since independent and actual democratic practice since enroment of democracy in closely typifies of that of deligative democracy. Betwwen May , where Nigeria experiense the third transition from authorirarian to democracy till date May , Nigeria has witnessed about fifteen years of. Some scholars like Ihonbere (), Osaghue () have argued that the role of the civil society organizations in the third world countries cannot be ignored in the consolidation of democracy. Over the years, the impact of civil society has not been felt on Nigeria’s democracy because of long military rule in Nigeria. This paper is in line with Dahl's group equilibrium theory and uses secondary data to reveal that, in Nigeria, there is little or no restriction on the civil society to organize itself through the.