Article 10 [Representative Democracy] [chapter]

Hermann-Josef Blanke, Stelio Mangiameli
2013 The Treaty on European Union (TEU)  
Nigeria was under military rule for near to 30 years out of her 55 years of existence a er independence. During this period, corrup on reached peak levels causing societal retrogression. The dawn of the Fourth Republic in 1999 heralded the revival of elec ons in the country. It is against this background that this study inves gates the extent to which democracy has advanced and improved the living standards of ci zens and increased per capita income among others. A total of 642 people, 393
more » ... 42 people, 393 males, 236 women and 13 respondents took part in the case study. The study underscores the need for a policy road-map while hin ng at a strategic framework for understanding and addressing the 'democracy-development nexus' in the Nigerian poli cal system.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-31706-4_11 fatcat:kvvjcctobvbxti2a74u7ld6pz4