POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GLOBALISATION AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: NIGERIA IN FOCUS 2015-2020

Clement Nwafor Okonkwo, Simon Chukasiononihu (PhD)

Abstract


The study observed the heightened tempo of the Western capitalist economy in projecting the integration of the world economy into a global village. A process termed globalisation. However, we explored the impact of this globalisation on the Sub-Saharan Africa with major emphasis on Nigeria. We adopted documentary method of data collection and the data so collected were analysed through content analysis. Theoretically, we utilised political economy as the theoretical compass of the study, which maintained among others that economic condition of a society goes a long way in determining other aspect of their lives. Therefore, we discerned that the propelling force behind the projection of globalisation by the western capitalists is more or less economic interest which undermines the national security of the Sub-Saharan Africa in general and Nigeria in particular, hence, we recommend among others that the globalist vendors should put the national security of African at large and Nigeria in particular into consideration when peddling the necessary pre-requisites for the integration unlike their prevailing strategies which negate the cultural and socio-economic reverence of the people in Nigeria. With this supposed response from the globalists, Nigerian security will be assured and this will help the country to contribute its quotas for the socio-economic unification movement proposed by the global apologists.


Keywords


Globalisation, Integration, National Security, Political Economy and Sub-Saharan Africa,

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