Problems of democratic governance in Nigeria: the past in the present

Show simple item record Albert, Isaac Olawale 1994-07-13T08:53:17Z 1994-07-13T08:53:17Z 1994-07-13T08:53:17Z
dc.description Paper prepared for presentation at the Triennial History Workshop on Democracy: Popular Precedents, Popular Practice and Popular Culture", University or the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, July 13-16. 1994. *An earlier version or this paper was read at the Seventh Economic and Social Research in Africa (OODESHIA), Dakar 10-14 February, 1992. en_US
dc.description.abstract It is the boast of historical materialism that the present is best understood in light of what has taken place in the past. The future too is a product of what happened in the past and happens now. The political sytems of the pre-colonial kingdoms is considered and how democratic they were. Were the colonial masters truely democrats when they introduced Western democracy? This paper explains some contemporary problems of democrcy in Nigeria in the light of Nigeria's pre-colonial and colonial past. Traditional respect for authority reinforced by colonial authoritarianism has made it difficult to establish democracy here. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries History Workshop paper;5
dc.subject Nigeria en_US
dc.subject Pre-colonial Nigeria en_US
dc.subject Colonial Nigeria en_US
dc.subject Democracy Nigeria en_US
dc.subject British colonial policy Nigeria en_US
dc.subject Colonies, administration Great Britain en_US
dc.title Problems of democratic governance in Nigeria: the past in the present en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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