Stomach Infrastructure: Lessons for Democracy and Good Governance
Emmanuel Stober ()
Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy Journal, 2016, vol. 4, issue 3, 449-460
In 2014, a new paradigm shift occurred in Nigeria which defiled the expectation of many social and political analysts. This paradigm was later titled â€˜Stomach Infrastructureâ€™ â€“ a concept of inducing potential voters to support a particular candidate in an election, creating thus a new barometer for measuring good governance. To understand the concept of stomach infrastructure, this study makes a graphical comparison between stomach infrastructure and physical infrastructure, as they are both dividends of democracy. But to sum it up, stomach infrastructure is, first and foremost about the peopleâ€™s survival. It is a living and stress-free man that can enjoy the benefit of a modern city or world class physical infrastructures. Thus, building stomach infrastructure is about following the natural sequence of actions in governance. It is about understanding the bottom-top, gradual approaches in developmental strides. It is about carrying everybody along, everyone at his own pace.
Keywords: good governance; Nigeria; rational choice; social exchange; welfare (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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