The Emergence of Dr (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as The World Economic Elite of The 21st Century


  • Ibrahim Ajisola Salawu Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan



21st Century, Economic, Elite, Political, Power


Behind every facets of life; political, economic, religion, social etc., there exists the minority ''elite" that dictates who gets what, when and how. Thus, the idea that the minority makes the decisions that affect the general public remains inviolable and sacrosanct and as such basis for understanding political analysis. It is on this premise that this research paper tends to beam the searchlight on the reality of elite theory of politics and the political process of recruiting elite called circulation of elite in the society with a particular reference to the emergency of Dr (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; the 1st female and African Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the world economic elite of the 21st Century.


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How to Cite

Salawu, I. A. (2023). The Emergence of Dr (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as The World Economic Elite of The 21st Century. International Journal of Emerging Multidisciplinaries: Social Science, 2(1).



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