Democracy in Crises: Nigeria and the Problems of National Development after Democratization
In contemporary time while some scholars are of the view that democratization is the only panacea for national development because of its essential attributes, other scholars contends fervently that its national development that herald democratization and not the other way round. Still others emphasizes the important of authoritarian regime as a conditio sena qua non for national development. This study however, attempts to address this lacuna or perception controversy, with data empirically generated from the secondary source, to analyze the nature and relationship between democratization, and national development in Nigeria. Specifically, it examined whether the process of democratization in the countries enhances their national development. This study however, reveals that national development is neither exclusively related to democratic political system nor authoritarian political regime.