The paper examines the ways in which globalization of Nigeria`s culture industries is directing its dimension and direction. When we look at Nigeria and her democratization process, we must realize that democracy in its current form is largely a Western concept. Democracy building on the part of the US outwards is a classic example of globalization. The paper adopts two theoretical perspectives of globalization. It will then move to examine globalization theory in regard to democracy building, in addition to exploring democracy building initiatives in Nigeria, the local-national-global nexus as an element of the changing face of urbanisation due to globalisation, as well as the question of fears and prospects of globalisation and how it affects Nigeria. The paper further addresses the market link and why globalization as change process is yet to adequately mitigate Africa`s developmental challenges and how globalisation has come to undermine or reinforce the development project of the developing world, especially Nigeria.
Key words: Globalisation, democratization, developmental challenges, urbanisation, elite, power politics.
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