Sustenance of democracy in nigeria: a role of civil society abstract the significance of this research is to analyze or discussed the sustenance of democracy in nigeria: a role of civil society data were gathered from the activities of the civil society in the past and recent time journal and text and in some political department. To understand the nature of state-civil society relations in nigeria 15 significance of the study it will look critically into the role of nigeria labour congress in sustaining democracy in nigeria it will serve as basis for further research and knowledge production on issue of nigeria labour union in sustaining democracy in nigeria. Civil society and democratic consolidation in africa: a comparative study of ghana and nigeria by mohammed majeed thesis sets out to deconstruct the role of civil society in the democratic consolidation process of civil society in nigeria has been unable to contribute as much in this.
Civil society and democratic governance in nigeria regina o arisi department of social science education, delta state university, abraka, delta state, nigeria accepted 24th may, 2015 the impacts of civil society on democracy in any society are enormous in nigeria, civil society is indisputable fact of the nation’s democracy. In other words, democratic governance is difficult to sustain because, among other restraining factors, civil society organizations are weak and civil society is weak because what is practiced in nigeria is short of democracy as a result has not created the conditions necessary for civil society to strive.
The save nigeria group (sng), one of the most recent civil society groups in nigeria, founded in january 2010 - in the wake of constitutional conflicts in regards to political offices and holders and amidst preparation for the 2011 election - by pastor tunde bakare. Abstract: this paper examines the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings on democracy, civil societies and democratic consolidation, discuss the retrospective genesis of civil society groups towards democratic struggle in nigeria since colonial and post colonial era. Platforms of mobilization and linkage to civil society and the masses should be addressed keywords: political parties, democratic consolidation, fourth republic, democracy, electoral politics, nigeria.
Institutionalize the culture of good governance in nigeria so as to improve the organization vis- a- vis its transformatory role as an arbiter to redeem the nigeria of democratic processes, civil society later became widely regarded as the essence of. Within the context of a democratic society, civil society constitutes a strong pillar as a defender of rights, protector of liberties, and all paraphernalia of good governance post-modern thinkers after the collapse of the soviet union, hold the view that the concept of civil society is a neo-liberal ideology legitimizing development of the third sector as a substitute for the welfare state. From the fact that the smooth functioning of every democratic system depends to a large extent on the nature, character, composition, organisation, ideals and institutionalization of civil society group therefore, institutionalization of strong civil society organisation begets a formidable democratic consolidation.
Introduction, theoretical examination of the subject matter of civil society, its features and democracy, tracing the origins of civil society broadly and situating it within the nigerian context, its role in the democratic project in nigeria, its challenges and the way forward proffered with the conclusion drawn. The role of civil society organizations (csos) in democratic consolidation in nigeria is an indisputable fact, if the nation’s quest for sustained democracy, good governance and development must be actualized. In addition, neo-liberal thinkers consider civil society as a site for struggle to subvert authoritarian regimes within the context of a democratic society, civil society constitutes a strong pillar as a defender of rights, protector of liberties, and all paraphernalia of good governance.
Cursory look at the history of civil society in nigeria in the fourth republic while section four provides a historical reflection on civil society and democratic governance in nigeria since i999 and a conclusion conceptual and theoretical clarifications civil society as a social science term is not amenable to a straight-jacket definition. To this end, we recommend that the civil society can play their role in nigerian democracy and be more effective if they maintain a high degree of independence from the government keywords: civil society, democratic governance, nigeria. In the words of boadi (1995), many of nigeria's new democracy civil associations turned out to be nothing more than political actions committees and proto parties that have more in common with political than civil society.