n Africa Insight - The implementation of democratic principles in Nigeria : the question of visible and invisible hands : opinion

Volume 34, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


The principal aim of this paper is to highlight some of the basic problems that need to be resolved in Nigeria before entrenching democratic principles in the future constitution. The identified problems have been divided into the visible and invisible hands. The visible hands include the issue of traditional authority, the issue of human rights, the problem of ethnic-based political parties, the issue of individual obligation and finally the value system. With regard to the invisible hands, the emphasis is on the influence of externalities in controlling economic, political and social activities in Nigeria.

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