By James J. Hentz,Hussein Solomon
The fundamental target of this e-book is to appreciate the character of the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria.
Boko Haram’s aim of an Islamic Caliphate, beginning within the Borno kingdom within the North East that would finally conceal the components of the previous Kanem-Borno Empire, is a rejection of the trendy country process compelled on it by means of the West. The primary subject matter of this quantity examines the connection among the failure of the state-building undertaking in Nigeria and the outbreak and nature of insurgency. on the center of the Boko Haram phenomenon is a rustic racked with cleavages, making it difficult for Nigeria to cohere as a latest country. half I introduces this topic and areas the Boko Haram insurgency in a ancient context. There are, although, a number of cleavages in Nigeria ? ethnic, neighborhood, cultural, and spiritual ? and half II examines the several state-society dynamics fuelling the clash. Political grievances are universal to each society; even if, what provides Boko Haram the gap to precise such grievances via violence? Importantly, this quantity demonstrates that the insurgency is, in truth, a mirrored image of the hollowness inside of Nigeria’s total safeguard. half III seems to be on the responses to Boko Haram by way of Nigeria, neighbouring states, and exterior actors. For Western actors, Boko Haram is noticeable as a part of the "global battle on terror" and the truth that it has pledged allegiance to ISIS encourages this framing. although, because the chapters right here speak about, this is often an over-simplification of Boko Haram and the West must tackle the a number of measurement of Boko Haram.
This ebook should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of terrorism and political violence, insurgencies, African politics, struggle and clash reports, and IR in general.
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Understanding Boko Haram: Terrorism and Insurgency in Africa (Contemporary Terrorism Studies) by James J. Hentz,Hussein Solomon