Cultural Pluralism: Critique and Application to the Study and Analysis of Nigerian Government and PoliticsSalami Adebayo Tajudeen*
Department of Political Science, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria
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Received: March 10, 2015 Accepted: August 14, 2015 Published: August 21, 2015
Citation: Tajudeen SA (2015) Cultural Pluralism: Critique and Application to the Study and Analysis of Nigerian Government and Politics. J Glob Econ 3:154.doi:10.4172/2375-4389.1000154
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What are the peculiar features that tend to condition the way and manner in which Nigerian government and politics are being studied and analyzed? Is there any encompassing analytical framework through which these peculiar features can be adequately and comprehensively studied and analyzed in a manner that in turn provides informed view and opinion on Nigerian body politics? The article examines the form and character of politics in Nigeria using cultural pluralism as an analytical framework. It is set against the objective of providing detailed and exhaustive analysis of cultural pluralism as a theoretical framework of disquisition; and determining as well its appropriateness to the study and analysis of politics in Nigeria. The methodology is qualitative and hinged on descriptive examination of the concepts that are contained in cultural pluralism as a theoretical formulation and further analysis of the adequacy and suitability of the concepts in being able to properly enhance a holistic study and analysis of the peculiar features of politics in Nigeria. It concludes that in its present form, the framework is inadequate and archaic.