International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Democratisation as Social Empowerment: Nigeria, a Focus of Study
Ugwu Ude, M. A. Coker

The paper argues that democracy is the best form of government given man’s experience with other forms of government like monarchy, aristocracy, dictatorship, theocracy, military rule, etc, which have been tested and found wanting in many ways. Only democracy treats everybody as an end and not as a means to an end, and that gives it a big edge over others that are discriminatory in favour of the rulers and against the ruled. For this reason, Nigerians especially the masses are enjoined to support the efforts to democratize every aspect of their lives and institutions if they want to develop, experience a high standard of living and build a nation that will be the envy of other nations

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