Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 17, Pages 695 - 705 2020-09-14

EXCLUSION FROM PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS; EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA: NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONS

Joy Ucha EGWU [1]


The study examined the implications of excluding women from participation in the politics of Ebonyi State and its national development consequences. The study was predicated on the patriarchal theory which basi-cally rationalizes and projects male dominance in political contestations. We relied on documentary method of data collection and hence collected our data through secondary sources. Data were analyzed through content and textual analysis. The objectives of the study were to determine the extent to which socio-economic and cultural factors undermined women’s political participation. Specifically, the study interrogated whether the exclusion of women from politics affected the development of Ebonyi State. The study demonstrated that there was a drastic fall in participation of women in Nigerian politics which fundamentally stultified national building and development. The paper recommended that all cultural and traditional harmful practices against women should be abolished in Nigeria by Government’s strong policies which must be implemented and enforced accordingly.
Exclusion, Governance, Development, Dominance, Women, Inequality
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Joy Ucha EGWU
Institution: Ebonyi State University,
Country: Nigeria


Dates

Publication Date : September 14, 2020

EndNote %0 International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences EXCLUSION FROM PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS; EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA: NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONS %A Joy Ucha Egwu %T EXCLUSION FROM PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS; EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA: NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONS %D 2020 %J IJASOS- International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences %P 2411-183X-2411-183X %V 6 %N 17 %R doi: 10.18769/ijasos.789502 %U 10.18769/ijasos.789502