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Conference paper Conference paper Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Between the theory and practice of democracy in Nigeria: an assessment of Obasanjo's first term in office by academics and practitioners
Editors:Amucheazi, EloISNI
Ibeanu, OkechukwuISNI
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Adonis & Abbey
ISBN:9781905068555; 9781905068562
Geographic term:Nigeria
conference papers (form)
About person:Olusegun Obasanjo (1937-)ISNI
Abstract:Contributions to this volume were written in 2004 as assessments of the first four years of Nigeria's Fourth Republic (1999-2003) and presented at a conference organized that year under the aegis of the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The conference was designed to be a dialogue between theorists and practitioners. In the aftermath of the re-election of President Obasanjo in 2003 it was decided to defer publication until after his government left office in 2007. Contents: Introduction: the challenge of democracy in Nigeria, 1999-2004 (Elo Amucheazi and Okechukwu Ibeanu) - Part 1, Overview: Issues of politics (Okwudiba Nnoli); Issues of governance (Chibuzo Ogbuagu); Issues of the economy (Nnaemeka Ikpeze) - Part 2, Defining issues: Federalism and democracy in Nigeria (Sam Oyovbaire); Presidential system of government (Ben Nwabueze); Party structure, funding and discipline (Miriam Ikejiani-Clark); Electoral system and democracy (Elo Amucheazi); Political behaviour of Nigerian legislators (Israel Okoye and Makodi Nnabugwu); The judiciary and political process in Nigeria (Ilochi Okafor); The status of local government in a federal system (F.C. Okoli); State and economy in the Fourth Republic (Okechukwu Ibeanu); Nigerian foreign policy in the Fourth Republic (Assisi Asobie); Religion, secularism and politics in Nigeria 1999-2007 (Usman Tar and Abba Gana Shettima) - Part 3, Responses by practitioners: The executive responsiveness and responsibility to the people (Sam O. Egwu); President-governor relationship in a presidential system of government (Orji Uzor Kalu); Federalism and the management of the internal security of the State (Chris Ngige); Executive and party relations in the State (Ibrahim Idris); The challenges of legislative leadership (Mike Balonwu); Legislative oversight responsibility (Abel Chukwu); The role of state legislature in consolidation of democracy in Nigeria (Gogo Jaja); The political behaviour of Imo State legislators (Dan Nwagwu); Courts and politics in Nigeria's Fourth Republic today (Nnoruka Udechukwu); Challenges of democracy in Nigeria's Fourth Republic: conclusions and prognoses (Okechukwu Ibeanu and Elo Amucheazi). [ASC Leiden abstract]