Country of Focus: Nigeria


Nigeria

Nigeria is a country in the North Africa Sahel region that borders Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. With a population of nearly 200 million people, Nigeria is the eighth most populated country in the world. Contemporary challenges facing the country include the spread of terrorism and violent insurgent groups, corruption, and high rates of youth unemployment. Nigeria is the Priority 1 country of ten countries of focus identified in the Network research agenda.

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Nigeria Research Themes of Interest

The RESOLVE Secretariat has identified the following possible themes of interest for researchers investigating the drivers of violent extremism in Nigeria. Interested in contributing ideas for research themes or projects? Email us at research@resolvenet.org and make sure to fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

* Public discourse on religious identity, sectarian violence, social cohesion, and community resilience to violent extremism;

* Religious claims around justice, security, and morality and the relationship between the state, religious actors and institutions, and the public;

* The role of state security institutions in influencing community responses to violent extremism and how security structures impact public views on extremism;

* The mechanisms and demographics of radicalization and the role of social identity and social mobility, particularly for youth, in collective community decisions to reject, passively support, or actively participate in violent social movements;

* Assessments of foreign fighter demographics and recidivism rates among former members of extremist groups and analysis of prison social networks, and family support networks for former extremists;

* Assessments of indicators of community resilience, social integration, and non-violent strategies employed by different community actors in response to violent extremism.

Nigeria Research Library

The RESOLVE Network Secretariat team has compiled an ever-growing corpus of +3000 documents to form the basis of our Research Library. Below is a collection of articles about or relating to issues of governance, ideas, individuals, and violence in Nigeria. Spanning disciplines from political science to anthropology, criminology and epidemiology, this searchable resource is a great tool for those new to the field and seasoned experts alike. Articles, reports, and papers will be added on an iterative basis. Interested in contributing a resource? Email us at research@resolvenet.org.

YearAuthorTitlePublication TitleUrl
2005Adebanwi, WaleThe Carpenter's Revolt: Youth, Violence And The Reinvention Of Culture In NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2010Adesoji, AbimbolaThe Boko Haram Uprising And Islamic Revivalism In NigeriaAfrica SpectrumWeb Link
2014Adesoji, Abimbola O.Between Maitatsine And Boko Haram: Islamic Fundamentalism And The Response Of The Nigerian StateAfrica TodayWeb Link
2014Agbiboa, Daniel E.Peace At Daggers Drawn? Boko Haram And The State Of Emergency In NigeriaStudies in Conflict & TerrorismWeb Link
2013Agbiboa, Daniel E.(Sp)Oiling Domestic Terrorism? Boko Haram And State ResponsePeace ReviewWeb Link
2014Agbiboa, Daniel E.Peace At Daggers Drawn? Boko Haram And The State Of Emergency In NigeriaStudies in Conflict & TerrorismWeb Link
2013Agbiboa, Daniel Egiegba; Maiangwa, BenjaminBoko Haram, Religious Violence, And The Crisis Of National Identity In Nigeria Towards A Non-Killing ApproachJournal of Developing SocietiesWeb Link
2015Ager, Alastair K.; Lembani, Martina; Abdulaziz, Mohammed; Ashir, Garba Mohammed; Ahmad, Abdulwahab; de Pinho, Helen; Delobelle, Peter; Zarowsky, ChristinaHealth Service Resilience In Yobe State, Nigeria In The Context Of The Boko Haram Insurgency: A Systems Dynamics Analysis Using Group Model BuildingConflict and HealthWeb Link
2015Aghedo, Iro; Osumah, OarheInsurgency In Nigeria: A Comparative Study Of Niger Delta And Boko Haram UprisingsJournal of Asian and African StudiesWeb Link
1998Akinola, Olufemi A.Reorganising The Farmers, C. 1930-1992: Structural Adjustment And Agricultural Politics In Ondo State, Southwestern NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2015Amalu, Nneka SophieImpact Of Boko Haram Insurgency On Human Security In NigeriaGlobal Journal of Social SciencesWeb Link
2008Anya, Ike; Raine, RosalindStrengthening Clinical And Research Ethics In Nigeria‰ÛÓAn Agenda For ChangeThe LancetWeb Link
2003Awofeso, Niyi; Ritchie, Jan; Degeling, PieterThe Almajiri Heritage And The Threat Of Non-State Terrorism In Northern Nigeria ‰ÛÒ Lessons From Central Asia And PakistanStudies in Conflict & TerrorismWeb Link
2003Awofeso, Niyi; Ritchie, Jan; Degeling, PieterThe Almajiri Heritage And The Threat Of Non-State Terrorism In Northern Nigeria--Lessons From Central Asia And PakistanStudies in Conflict & TerrorismWeb Link
2016Bappah, Habibu YayaNigeria's Military Failure Against The Boko Haram InsurgencyAfrican Security ReviewWeb Link
2010Bunza, Mukhtar Umar; Ashafa, Abdullahi MusaReligion And The New Roles Of Youth In Sub-Saharan Africa: The Hausa And Ebira Muslim Communities In Northern Nigeria, 1930s-1980sJournal for the Study of Religions and IdeologiesWeb Link
2016Burki, TalhaHealth Crisis Intensifying In Nigeria's Borno StateThe LancetWeb Link
2008Casey, Conerly"Marginal Muslims": Politics And The Perceptual Bounds Of Islamic Authenticity In Northern NigeriaAfrica TodayWeb Link
1998Casey, ConerlySuffering And The Identification Of Enemies In Northern NigeriaPolitical and Legal Anthropology ReviewWeb Link
2016Chiluwa, InnocentThe Discourse Of Terror Threats: Assessing Online Written Threats By Nigerian Terrorist GroupsStudies in Conflict & TerrorismWeb Link
2015Comolli, VirginiaThe Regional Problem Of Boko HaramSurvivalWeb Link
2015Deckard, Natalie Delia; Barkindo, Atta; Jacobson, DavidReligiosity And Rebellion In Nigeria: Considering Boko Haram In The Radical TraditionStudies in Conflict & TerrorismWeb Link
2016Dowd, Robert A.Religious Diversity And Religious Tolerance Lessons From NigeriaJournal of Conflict ResolutionWeb Link
2006Eberlein, RubenOn The Road To The State's Perdition? Authority And Sovereignty In The Niger Delta, NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2015Ehwarieme, William; Umukoro, NathanielCivil Society And Terrorism In Nigeria: A Study Of The Boko Haram CrisisInternational Journal on World PeaceWeb Link
2006Esimai, ChinweNigeria's Defining MomentCurrent HistoryWeb Link
2013Eveslage, Benjamin S.Clarifying Boko Haram‰Ûªs Transnational Intentions, Using Content Analysis Of Public Statements In 2012Perspectives on TerrorismWeb Link
2016Falode, J. A.The Nature of NigeriaÕs Boko Haram War, 2010-2015: A Strategic AnalysisPerspectives on TerrorismWeb Link
2016Green, AndrewExperts Skeptical About Nigeria's Free Health-Care PlansThe LancetWeb Link
2016Green, AndrewWill Nigeria's New Government Fix The Health System?The LancetWeb Link
2016Griffin, ChristopherOperation Barkhane And Boko Haram: French Counterterrorism And Military Cooperation In The SahelSmall Wars & InsurgenciesWeb Link
2001Hargreaves, SallyRising Tensions: Sharia Law In NigeriaThe LancetWeb Link
2002Hargreaves, SallyTime To Right The Wrongs: Improving Basic Health Care In NigeriaThe LancetWeb Link
2003Harnischfeger, JohannesThe Bakassi Boys: Fighting Crime In NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2009Haynes, Professor JeffreyConflict, Conflict Resolution And Peace-Building: The Role Of Religion In Mozambique, Nigeria And CambodiaCommonwealth & Comparative PoliticsWeb Link
2010Hellermann, Pauline vonThe Chief, The Youth And The Plantation: Communal Politics In Southern NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2007Herskovits, JeanNigeria's Rigged DemocracyForeign AffairsWeb Link
2012Hills, AliceLost In Translation: Why Nigeria's Police Don't Implement Democratic ReformsInternational AffairsWeb Link
2008Hills, AliceThe Dialectic Of Police Reform In NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2010Hoffmann, LeenaFairy Godfathers And Magical Elections: Understanding The 2003 Electoral Crisis In Anambra State, NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2000Ibelema, MinabereNigeria: The Politics Of MarginalizationCurrent HistoryWeb Link
2012Igboin, Benson O.Boko Haram Sharia Reasoning And Democratic Vision In Pluralist NigeriaInternational StudiesWeb Link
2001Ikelegbe, AugustineCivil Society, Oil And Conflict In The Niger Delta Region Of Nigeria: Ramifications Of Civil Society For A Regional Resource StruggleThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2005Ikelegbe, AugustineEngendering Civil Society: Oil, Women Groups And Resource Conflicts In The Niger Delta Region Of NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2001Ikelegbe, AugustineThe Perverse Manifestation Of Civil Society: Evidence From NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2014Iwilade, AkinNetworks Of Violence And Becoming: Youth And The Politics Of Patronage In Nigeria's Oil-Rich DeltaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2016Iyekekpolo, Wisdom OghosaBoko Haram: Understanding The ContextThird World QuarterlyWeb Link
2010Joseph, Richard; Gillies, AlexandraNigeria's Season Of UncertaintyCurrent HistoryWeb Link
2008Joseph, Richard; Kew, DarrenNigeria Confronts Obasanjo's LegacyCurrent HistoryWeb Link
2015Kendhammer, BrandonNigeria's New Democratic Dawn?Current HistoryWeb Link
2013Kendhammer, BrandonThe Sharia Controversy In Northern Nigeria And The Politics Of Islamic Law In New And Uncertain DemocraciesComparative PoliticsWeb Link
2009Klantschnig, GernotThe Politics Of Law Enforcement In Nigeria: Lessons From The War On DrugsThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2015Koos, Carlo; Pierskalla, JanThe Effects Of Oil Production And Ethnic Representation On Violent Conflict In Nigeria: A Mixed-Methods ApproachTerrorism and Political ViolenceWeb Link
2002Kraus, JonCapital, Power And Business Associations In The African Political Economy: A Tale Of Two Countries, Ghana And NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2016Langer, Arnim; Godefroidt, Am̩lie; Meuleman, BartKilling People, Dividing A Nation? Analyzing Student Perceptions Of The Boko Haram Crisis In NigeriaStudies in Conflict & TerrorismWeb Link
2008Last, MurrayThe Search For Security In Muslim Northern NigeriaAfrica: Journal of the International African InstituteWeb Link
2010Lawan, MammanAbuse Of Powers Of Impeachment In NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
1999Lewis, PeterNigeria: An End To The Permanent Transition?Journal of DemocracyWeb Link
2003Lewis, PeterNigeria: Elections In A Fragile RegimeJournal of DemocracyWeb Link
2011Lewis, Peter M.Nigeria Votes: More Openness, More ConflictJournal of DemocracyWeb Link
2015Lewis, Peter; Kew, DarrenNigeria's Hopeful ElectionJournal of DemocracyWeb Link
2004Lloyd, Robert B.Nigeria's Democratic GeneralsCurrent historyWeb Link
2012Loimeier, RomanBoko Haram: The Development Of A Militant Religious Movement In NigeriaAfrica SpectrumWeb Link
2012Maiangwa, Benjamin; Uzodike, Ufo Okeke; Whetho, Ayo; Onapajo, HakeemBaptism By Fire': Boko Haram And The Reign Of Terror In NigeriaAfrica TodayWeb Link
2015McDougal, Topher; Hagerty, Talia; Inks, Lisa; Ugo-Ike, Claire-Lorentz; Dowd, Caitriona; Conroy, Stone; Ogabiela, DanielThe Effect Of Farmer-Pastoralist Violence On Income: New Survey Evidence From Nigeria‰Ûªs Middle Belt StatesEconomics of Peace and Security JournalWeb Link
2007Meagher, KateHijacking Civil Society: The Inside Story Of The Bakassi Boys Vigilante Group Of South-Eastern NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2013Meagher, KateInformality, Religious Conflict, And Governance In Northern Nigeria: Economic Inclusion In Divided SocietiesAfrican Studies ReviewWeb Link
2013Meagher, KateThe Jobs Crisis Behind Nigeria's UnrestCurrent HistoryWeb Link
2009Meagher, KateTrading On Faith: Religious Movements And Informal Economic Governance In NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2005Miles, William F. S.Development, Not Division: Local Versus External Perceptions Of The Niger-Nigeria BoundaryThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2013Milligan, MarenFighting For The Right To Exist: Institutions, Identity, And Conflict In Jos, NigeriaComparative PoliticsWeb Link
2004Nolte, InsaIdentity And Violence: The Politics Of Youth In Ijebu-Remo, NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
1999Nwankwo, ClementMonitoring Nigeria's ElectionsJournal of DemocracyWeb Link
2007Obadare, EbenezerWhite-Collar Fundamentalism: Interrogating Youth Religiosity On Nigerian University CampusesThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2016Ogbozor, ErnestUnderstanding the Informal Security Sector in NigeriaU.S. Institute of PeaceWeb Link
2009Okafor, Obiora ChineduRemarkable Returns: The Influence Of A Labour-Led Socio-Economic Rights Movement On Legislative Reasoning, Process And Action In Nigeria, 1999-2007The Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2005Okonta, IkeNigeria: Chronicle Of A Dying StateCurrent HistoryWeb Link
2007Omobowale, Ayokunle Olumuyiwa; Olutayo, Akinpelu OlanrewajuChief Lamidi Adedibu And Patronage Politics In NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2015Omole, Oluwatosin; Welye, Hamira; Abimbola, SeyeBoko Haram Insurgency: Implications For Public HealthThe LancetWeb Link
2009Omotola, J. SholaDissent And State Excesses In The Niger Delta, NigeriaStudies in Conflict & TerrorismWeb Link
2014Omotoso, FemiPublic-Service Ethics And Accountability For Effective Service Delivery In NigeriaAfrica TodayWeb Link
2015Onapajo, Hakeem; Usman, Abubakar A.Fueling The Flames: Boko Haram And Deteriorating Christian-Muslim Relations In NigeriaJournal of Muslim Minority AffairsWeb Link
2012Onapajo, Hakeem; Uzodike, Ufo OkekeBoko Haram Terrorism In NigeriaAfrican Security ReviewWeb Link
2009Onuoha, Freedom C.Why The Poor Pay With Their Lives: Oil Pipeline Vandalisation, Fires And Human Security In NigeriaDisastersWeb Link
2016Oriola, Temitope B."Unwilling Cocoons": Boko Haram's War Against WomenStudies in Conflict & TerrorismWeb Link
1998Osaghae, Eghosa E.Managing Multiple Minority Problems In A Divided Society: The Nigerian ExperienceThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2008Oyefusi, AderojuOil And The Probability Of Rebel Participation Among Youths In The Niger Delta Of NigeriaJournal of Peace ResearchWeb Link
2010Oyefusi, AderojuOil, Youths, And Civil Unrest In Nigeria‰Ûªs Delta The Role Of Schooling, Educational Attainments, Earnings, And UnemploymentConflict Management and Peace ScienceWeb Link
2016Oyewole, SamuelMaking The Sky Relevant To Battle Strategy: Counterinsurgency And The Prospects Of Air Power In NigeriaStudies in Conflict & TerrorismWeb Link
2013Oyewole, SamuelBoko Haram And The Challenges Of Nigeria's War On TerrorDefense & Security AnalysisWeb Link
2012PÌ©rouse de Montclos, Marc-AntoineMaritime Piracy In Nigeria: Old Wine In New Bottles?Studies in Conflict & TerrorismWeb Link
2015Pantucci, Raffaello, and Sasha JespersonFrom Boko Haram to Ansaru: The Evolution of Nigerian JihadRUSIWeb Link
2016Perouse de Montclos, Marc-AntoineA Sectarian Jihad In Nigeria: The Case Of Boko HaramSmall Wars & InsurgenciesWeb Link
2008Pratten, David'The Thief Eats His Shame': Practice And Power In Nigerian VigilantismAfrica: Journal of the International African InstituteWeb Link
2014Renne, Elisha P.Parallel Dilemmas: Polio Transmission And Political Violence In Northern NigeriaAfrica: Journal of the International African InstituteWeb Link
2015Sandig, JanFraming Protest And Insurgency: Boko Haram And MASSOB In NigeriaCivil WarsWeb Link
2006Sklar, Richard L.; Onwudiwe, Ebere; Kew, DarrenNigeria: Completing Obasanjo's LegacyJournal of DemocracyWeb Link
2004Smith, Daniel JordanThe Bakassi Boys: Vigilantism, Violence, And Political Imagination In NigeriaCultural AnthropologyWeb Link
2001Suberu, Rotimi T.Can Nigeria's New Democracy Survive?Current HistoryWeb Link
2007Suberu, Rotimi T.Nigeria's Muddled ElectionsJournal of DemocracyWeb Link
2008Suberu, Rotimi T.The Supreme Court And Federalism In NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
1999Synge, RichardThe Role Of Nigeria In The Evolution Of West African Regional Security And Democratisation: Contradictions, Paradoxes And Recurring ThemesCambridge Review of International AffairsWeb Link
2016Thurston, AlexThe Disease is UnbeliefÕ: Boko HaramÕs Religious and Political WorldviewBrookings InstitutionWeb Link
2000Ukaegbu, Chikwendu ChristianWorking Conditions And Employee Commitment In Indigenous Private Manufacturing Firms In Nigeria: Managing Business Organisations For Industrial DevelopmentThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2001Ukeje, C.Oil Communities And Political Violence: The Case Of Ethnic Ijaws In Nigeria's Delta RegionTerrorism and Political ViolenceWeb Link
2003Ukiwo, UkohaEthno-Religious Conflicts And Democratic Consolidation In NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2003Ukiwo, UkohaPolitics, Ethno-Religious Conflicts And Democratic Consolidation In NigeriaThe Journal of Modern African StudiesWeb Link
2015Weeraratne, SuranjanTheorizing The Expansion Of The Boko Haram Insurgency In NigeriaTerrorism and Political ViolenceWeb Link
2012The Popular Discourses Of Salafi Radicalism And Salafi Counter-Radicalism In Nigeria: A Case Study Of Boko HaramJournal of Religion in AfricaWeb Link
2016Nigeria: The Challenge of Military ReformInternational Crisis GroupWeb Link
2016Motivations and Empty Promises: Voices of Former Boko Haram Combatants and Nigerian YouthMercy CorpsWeb Link
2015Curbing Violence in Nigeria (III): Revisiting the Niger DeltaInternational Crisis GroupWeb Link
2012The Popular Discourses Of Salafi Radicalism And Salafi Counter-Radicalism In Nigeria: A Case Study Of Boko HaramJournal of Religion in AfricaWeb Link


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