Globalization and the Creative Space in Africa: Implications for Governance and Development

  • N. Oluwafemi Mimiko
  • Funmilola Olorunfemi
Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)


Mimiko and Olorunfemi argue that expansive trans-border interactions, which emblematize globalization, reproduce creativity across all areas of human endeavor. They note, however, that these trends may not find full expression in a large segment of the world, particularly in scholarship, the arts, technology and governance. The chapter highlights prevailing systemic constraints that undermine the scope and space for creativity in these societies. It concludes that much as globalization tends to stifle creative expression on the African continent, the challenge could be overcome. The authors proffer specific policy prescriptions directed at enhancing creativity in Africa, contextualized as democracy and sustainable development, and even within the context of the constraints that globalization presents.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Oluwafemi Mimiko
    • 1
  • Funmilola Olorunfemi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceAdekunle Ajasin UniversityAkungba-AkokoNigeria

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