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The Problems of Political Science Research in Nigeria and its Implications on the Political Development of the Nigerian State

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This research study unfolds the impediments against Political Science research in Nigeria vis-à-vis the implications on the political development of the Nigerian State. Although, the paper discusses the conformity of Political Science as a field of study to scientific analysis, the study further indicate the orientation of political science research as an activity that is not fully integrated or utilized as inputs for solving social problems in Nigeria due to the gap that exist between universities/research institutes and the society. The implication of the above, in addition to other identified problems was stated to have negatively impacted on effective political leadership, stable political system and economic development in Nigeria.

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