Democracy and National Security in Nigeria: A Discursive Exploration

George Atelhe Atelhe


This paper explores the nexus between democracy and national security in Nigeria. This is against the backdrop of the growing globally tenable optimism that holds that democracy is a desideratum for national progress and sustainability. By way of descriptive analysis of secondary sources, the paper posits that there is an integral and indispensable relationship between democracy and national security. Comprehending national security in terms of sustainable development, the paper argues that democracy in Nigeria should aspire towards leveraging potentials for sustainable national development in such a manner that guarantees enduring national sustainability.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n4p495

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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