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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.
Received: November 3, 2018 Accepted: December 6, 2018 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