RESOLVE Network Fall Forum: Digging into the Roots of Violent ExtremismOctober 7, 2016
What We’re Reading #5 – Network Countries of Focus: BangladeshNovember 16, 2016
For this month’s “What We’re Reading” post, the RESOLVE Network team is highlighting research that explores concepts related to governance, ideas, individuals, and violence in the country of Nigeria. The articles and reports presented below illustrate the various elements that characterize conditions in the Nigerian state, and provide useful information on subtopics ranging from the factors motivating individual recruitment into violent groups in Nigeria, to individual reactions to and perceptions of violent groups and the Nigerian state, to the nature and role of both formal and informal security actors that operate within the country. Click the links below to view the documents.
- Deckard, Natalie Delia, Atta Barkindo, and David Jacobson. “Religiosity and Rebellion in Nigeria: Considering Boko Haram in the Radical Tradition.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 38, no. 7 (2015): 510-28. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1057610X.2015.1022443?journalCode=uter20
- Oriola, Temitope B. “‘Unwilling Cocoons’: Boko Haram’s War against Women.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism (May 2016): 1-23. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1057610X.2016.1177998?journalCode=uter20
- Pantucci, Raffaello, and Sasha Jesperson. From Boko Haram to Ansaru: The Evolution of Nigerian Jihad. RUSI, April 2015. https://rusi.org/publication/occasional-papers/boko-haram-ansaru-evolution-nigerian-jihad
- Thurston, Alex. ‘The Disease is Unbelief’: Boko Haram’s Religious and Political Worldview. Brookings Institution, January 2016. https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-disease-is-unbelief-boko-harams-religious-and-political-worldview/