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Title:Economic globalisation, poverty and social inequality in Nigeria
Author:Anugwom, EdlyneISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:Nigerian Journal of International Affairs
Volume:32
Issue:2
Pages:37-58
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:globalization
poverty
social inequality
Abstract:Nigeria's adherence to a market economy under globalization since the 1990s has not improved the incidence of poverty and ever-widening social inequality in the country. Furthermore, rather than addressing the socioeconomic problems facing ordinary citizens, the democratic experiment in Nigeria has been pockmarked by ethnoreligious conflicts, political marginalization and deprivation. Economic globalization as presently structured is too impersonal and market-oriented to address the social plight of Nigerians. Economic globalization should be approached cautiously with a focus on social provisioning and the periodic intervention of the government to ensure that economic adjustment does not increase poverty or widen social exclusion. Ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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