Politics and Development: Functional Democracy in Nigeria: A Philosophical Evaluation of Democratic Ethics
AbstractThis paper centres on a philosophical evaluation of democratic ethics vis- a- vis its functionality in Nigeria. It outlines the qualities of a genuine democracy having adequately conceptualises the term and its associated problems in the Nigerian context. The paper concludes with suggestions that would improve the democratic system against the background that the operators would have a change of heart in the practice of democracy.
It is the position of the paper that it is not the system that is fundamentally faulty but the operators. Democracy will be functional in Nigeria if and only if the operators are determined to make it so.