Liberal Democratic Perspective Of The Nigerian State

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Akintayo Joshua Oreoluwa


Since it emergence into the political dictionary centuries ago; democracy has been frequently used as a “loose†concept. It has overtime the years developed off-shoots and branches, part of which is liberal-democracy. This study was undertaken to examine the practice of liberal-democracy of the Nigerian State. The study relied on secondary source of data collection. From the findings of this paper, liberal-democracy in the Nigerian state is characterized by problems of corruption, election rigging, ill-preparedness among others, which have hampered the practice. Furthermore, the study pinpoints how these “democratic evils†have been hindering the practice of free-flow democracy. Finally, the study outlines some suggestions to ensure a democracy capable of guaranteeing maximum practice of freedom in the Nigerian state.


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Oreoluwa, A. (2015). Liberal Democratic Perspective Of The Nigerian State. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 3(10). Retrieved from


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