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Economic and development policy-making in Nigeria.

Ezeani, Elimma C.


Elimma C. Ezeani


The difficulties in effective engagement with the global trade environment, especially given the rules-based system of world trade applicable to member states of the World Trade Organisation, are a constant subject for academic and political discourse, particularly when developing countries are involved. One consideration is however often overlooked: the internal constraints which must be faced in these countries along with their added obligations to comply with modern liberalization processes. This article studies these constraints by identifying the challenges facing one of sub-Saharan Africa's largest economies in constructing a stable legal framework for trade and development, which meets domestic needs and complies with the demands of the global market environment.


EZEANI, E.C. 2012. Economic and development policy-making in Nigeria. Journal of African law [online], 56(1), pages 109-138. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 13, 2012
Online Publication Date Feb 13, 2012
Publication Date Apr 30, 2012
Deposit Date Apr 16, 2014
Publicly Available Date Apr 16, 2014
Journal Journal of African law
Print ISSN 0021-8553
Electronic ISSN 1464-3731
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 56
Issue 1
Pages 109-138
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