Social Structural Changes as Prerequisite for Social Transformation and Peacebuilding in Nigerian Fragile Democracy

V. N. Effiom, Ambe, Benjamin Ayua, Opoh, Fredrick Awhen


Peace has become the most essential and scarce commodity in Nigeria and the world over. The political and economic development of Nigeria today anchored on peace. This paper therefore, examines social structural changes as prerequisite for social transformation and peacebuilding in Nigerian fragile democracy.  The paper resumed with clarification of the concepts of peacebuilding and democracy where Nigerian democracy was described as defective, nascent and fragile. To change this ugly face ascribed to Nigerian democracy, approaches and needed changes for peace building in Nigerian democracy was the core of the paper. In line with the thought of this paper, peacebuilding through economic dimension and democratic education were captured as ways forward.

Keywords: Peacebuilding, democracy, social structural change, development

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