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The Economics of Politics vs the Politics of Economics: Nigerian case

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  • Nwaobi, Godwin

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Indeed, the recent emphasis on eco-political governance in Nigeria is unique in that it was initiated by external donors (international organizations) and not by domestic leaders under pressure from their own constituencies. Thus, while Nigeria have embraced the market economy and liberalized their policies; issues related to political participation, democracy and institution building have proven harder to tackle. This paper therefore argued that government must devote resources and political will to overcoming the harsh poverty experienced by the majority of Nigerians. In this regard, the emerging participatory e-development and traditional development strategies should not be seen as mutually exclusive but rather complementary (so as to avert the status of a failed state).

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  • Nwaobi, Godwin, 2011. "The Economics of Politics vs the Politics of Economics: Nigerian case," MPRA Paper 28675, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:28675
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    1. A. Chong & C. Calderón, 2000. "Causality and Feedback Between Institutional Measures and Economic Growth," Economics and Politics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 12(1), pages 69-81, March.
    2. M. Doornbos, 2001. "'Good Governance': The Rise and Decline of a Policy Metaphor?," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(6), pages 93-108.
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    Keywords

    politics; economics; corruption; economy; Nigeria; e-development; ICT; participation; governance; policies; development; resources; new economy; financialcrisis; poverty; economicmanagement; electoralprocess; technology;

    JEL classification:

    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • P26 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Political Economy
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism

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