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In consultation with our partners, and a survey of over 400 experts in political violence and violent extremism, the RESOLVE Network identified Nigeria as one of the Network countries of focus. Explore our research library, view our Network partners, or login to connect with our community of experts

Nigeria Resource Library

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Nigeria’s Pernicious Drivers of Ethno-Religious Conflict
Chris Kwaja
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Nigeria’s statutory framework grants local officials the authority to extend or deny basic rights to citizens in their jurisdictions, thereby creating incentives for the politicization of ethnicity…
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What Makes Boko Haram Run?
John Campbell
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Boko Haram, a radical jihadi movement that seeks to destroy the secular Nigerian state and its market-based economy, is no closer to its stated goal of establishing God’s kingdom on earth, but it has…
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Rule of Law Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism (ABA Rule of Law Initiative Issue Paper)
Catherine Lena Kelly
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This paper reviews the current social science and policy research on the drivers of violent extremism, describes the types of ABA ROLI rule of law oriented programs that have the potential to counter…
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Understanding the Informal Security Sector in Nigeria
Ernest N Ogbozor
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Informal security actors such as vigilantes play a variety of roles in African communities. Research has tended to focus on the negative impact of informal security providers, but these groups have…
Blog Post
2017 RESOLVE Network Global Forum: Confronting the Next Wave of Violent Extremism
RESOLVE Team
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The Islamic State may be out in Mosul and on the back foot in Raqqa, but the next chapter in the global narrative of violent extremism has yet to be written. With violent extremists losing…
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Walking to the Makaranta: Production, Circulation, and Transmission of Islamic Learning in Urban Niger
Abdoulaye Sounaye
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Knowledge production, circulation and transmission mark contemporary Islamic activism in Niger. While many analysts have alluded to the democratization of religious knowledge in Niger, only a few…

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Nigeria Experts

Ernest N Ogbozor
A scholar and practitioner of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and development
Resolve User
Cheryl Frank
Policy relevant research to support practical interventions in Africa
Resolve User
Philipp Rotmann
GPPi's research, advisory and dialogue activities on global peace & security focus on governance, political economy, norms and organizations of providing (in)security and peace.
Catherine Lena Kelly
Political scientist and Sahel specialist advising the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative on research, evaluation, and learning on rule of law approaches to CVE

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