Boko Haram: Islamism, politics, security and the state in Nigeria

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Boko Haram: Islamism, politics, security and the state in Nigeria

Type: Book (monograph)
Title: Boko Haram: Islamism, politics, security and the state in Nigeria
Author: Pérouse, de Montclos M.-A.
Journal Title: West African Politics and Society (WAPOSO) series
Issue: 2
Publisher: African Studies Centre
Issue Date: 2014
Keywords: Nigeria
Government policy
Islamic movements
national security
State-society relationship
terrorism
Abstract: This book is the first attempt to understand Boko Haram in a comprehensive and consistent way. It examines the early history of the sect and its transformation into a radical armed group. It analyses the causes of the uprising against the Nigerian state and evaluates the consequences of the on-going conflict from a religious, social and political point of view. The book gives priority to authors conducting fieldwork in Nigeria and tackles the following issues: the extent to which Boko Haram can be considered the product of deprivation and marginalisation; the relationship of the sect with almajirai, Islamic schools, Sufi brotherhoods, Izala, and Christian churches; the role of security forces and political parties in the radicalisation of the sect; the competing discourses in international and domestic media coverage of the crisis; and the consequences of the militarisation of the conflict for the Nigerian government and the civilian population, Christian and Muslim.
Uri: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/23853
urn:isbn:978-90-5448-135-5
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/23853
 

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