oa The Constitution - The insufficiency of elite competition: re conceptualising the Nigerian democratic experience



This article examines the dynamics of the Nigerian elite and the travails of the countrys democracy. It does this by recourse to elite theory. It argues that the political space is a closed one which precludes elite renewal thereby accounting for the instability which has dogged the polity. It concludes with emphasis on inclusiveness as a necessity for the development of Nigerian democracy.


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