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Reform in Context II: Northern Nigeria (and Niger)

Roman Loimeier

in Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695430
eISBN:
9781474427050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695430.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces northern Nigeria as the regional context for the emergence of both Sufi- and Salafi-oriented movements of reform. It shows again that neither movement of reform was monolithic ... More


Boko Haram and Islamic State

Virginia Comolli

in Jihadism Transformed: Al-Qaeda and Islamic State's Global Battle of Ideas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190650292
eISBN:
9780190686499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650292.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter briefly charts the emerge of the violent Islamist group Boko Haram in Nigeria before detailing its international connections and interactions with Al-Qaeda and, more significantly, ... More


Nigeria: A vicious cycle: The growth of terrorism and counterterrorism in Nigeria, 1999–2016

Jennifer Giroux and Michael Nwankpa

in Non-Western responses to terrorism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526105813
eISBN:
9781526135988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105813.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Violence in Nigeria has a tendency to shape-shift - from violent crimes, such as kidnapping and robbery, to various expressions of political violence, such as terrorism and insurgency, as well as ... More


Can Big Bird Fight Terrorism?

Naomi A. Moland

in Can Big Bird Fight Terrorism?: Children's Television and Globalized Multicultural Education

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190903954
eISBN:
9780190903985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903954.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

Chapter 6, “Can Big Bird Fight Terrorism?,” examines some creators’ hopes that messages on Sesame Square—particularly messages about school attendance, gender equality, and tolerance—could counter ... More


Introduction: Sesame Square and the Dilemmas of Peacebuilding in Nigeria

Naomi A. Moland

in Can Big Bird Fight Terrorism?: Children's Television and Globalized Multicultural Education

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190903954
eISBN:
9780190903985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903954.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

Chapter 1 introduces the book by discussing the key dilemmas that arose during the creation of Sesame Square, the Nigerian version of Sesame Street. It outlines the program’s goals to teach tolerance ... More


All Sharia Is Local: Islamic Law and Democracy in Practice

Brandon Kendhammer

in Muslims Talking Politics: Framing Islam, Democracy, and Law in Northern Nigeria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368986
eISBN:
9780226369174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226369174.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter offers a set of conclusions, linking potentially waning support for democracy across northern Nigeria with the challenge posed by the “sharia paradox” in contemporary political Islam. ... More


Terrorism and extremism

Stephen Emerson and Hussein Solomon

in African security in the twenty-first century: Challenges and opportunities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526122735
eISBN:
9781526136190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122735.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Since September 2001, the struggle against international terrorism and extremism across the globe has become a defining security paradigm of the 21st century. Africa is now an inescapable and ... More


Africa

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Eight covers three countries: Nigeria, the largest in Africa by population, Sudan, the largest by area, and Somalia, which is, in 2010, probably the most religiously repressive area in the ... More


The Boko Haram Reader: From Nigerian Preachers to the Islamic State

Abdulbasit Kassim and Michael Nwankpa (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190908300
eISBN:
9780190943189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908300.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Since it erupted onto the world stage in 2009, people have asked, what is Boko Haram, and what does it stand for? Is there a coherent vision or set of beliefs behind it? Despite the growing ... More


Terror and Civil Conflict

Robert I. Rotberg

in Things Come Together: Africans Achieving Greatness in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190942540
eISBN:
9780190942571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942540.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Too many of Africa’s nation-states, both north and south of the Sahara, remain convulsed by combatants, infiltrated by insurgents, and damaged deeply either by the self-inflicted wounds of civil ... More


Between the ‘Kanuri’ and Others: Giving a Face to a Jihad with neither Borders nor Tribes in the Lake chad Basin

Claude Mbowou

in Tribes and Global Jihadism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190864545
eISBN:
9780190943271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864545.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

One of the common explanations for the expansion of Boko Haram in Lake Chad Basin is to consider that it has been fostered by the links between the jihadist movement and Kanuris. Indeed, the area of ... More


Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution

Sarah Eltantawi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293779
eISBN:
9780520967144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293779.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In November, 1999, hundreds of thousands of Northern Nigerians took to the streets of Zamfara state to demand the (re)implementation of full shar’iah penal law. Insisting on the laws of God where the ... More


Can Zobi Build National Unity?

Naomi A. Moland

in Can Big Bird Fight Terrorism?: Children's Television and Globalized Multicultural Education

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190903954
eISBN:
9780190903985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903954.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

Chapter 5, “Can Zobi Build National Unity?,” examines the depiction of the Nigerian nation—and the calls for national unity—on Sesame Square. It explores the hopes of Sesame Square’s creators that ... More


Can Big Bird Fight Terrorism?: Children's Television and Globalized Multicultural Education

Naomi A. Moland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190903954
eISBN:
9780190903985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903954.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Democratization

Sesame Street has a global reach, with more than thirty co-productions that are viewed in over 150 countries. In recent years, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has ... More


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