The Texture of Democracy

From AllAfrica Blog Tue Dec 18 2012, 06:16:48

[IDS]We hear the term democracy so frequently that it's easy to lose the sense of what it means. One day it's a presidential election. The next it's regulation of the media. A week later it's the right to display a flag. At the Sussex Development Lecture a few weeks ago Kayode Fayemi talked about the texture of democracy in Nigeria. The idea struck a chord. We need to be looking at something more than the forms and functions.

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