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Direct Research Journal of Social Science and Educational Studies:Vol.5 (5), pp. 67-74, December 2018
ISSN 2449-0806

Globalization and Nigeria’s Foreign Policy
Article Number: DRJA974126082


Emmanuel O. Oforle* and Vincent Chuks Maduekwe

Department of Political Science, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Igbariam Campus.

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date Received: November 3, 2018     date Accepted: December 6, 2018     date Published: December 18, 2018


The “foreign” in foreign policies are being killed by globalization by blurring the line between domestic and international policies and making the traditional notion of “us” and “them” obsolete. This study investigates the impacts of globalization on Nigeria’s foreign. It traces the background of Nigeria’s foreign policy in a resolute bid to understanding the present and highlighting the differences especially, those necessitated by globalization. Qualitative method of data collection and analysis of data generated from secondary sources were employed in the study which concluded that globalization brought new actors, engendered a shift from the Afrocentric past and opened a floodgate of new and thorny issues such as transnational terrorism, climate change, human rights and the proliferation of small arms and light weapons; in the milieu of Nigerian foreign policy.

Keywords: Globalization, Foreign Policy, International Organizations, Denationalization