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The Resource Boko Haram : Nigeria's Islamist insurgency, Virginia Comolli

Boko Haram : Nigeria's Islamist insurgency, Virginia Comolli

Label
Boko Haram : Nigeria's Islamist insurgency
Title
Boko Haram
Title remainder
Nigeria's Islamist insurgency
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Comolli
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Northern and central Nigeria have been engulfed in a violent insurgency campaign waged by Jama'atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda'awati w'al Jihad, a.k.a. 'Boko Haram', and for a time, its splinter group 'Ansaru'. From its inception an inward-looking, almost parochial, movement, Boko Haram, and even more so Ansaru, have now shown clear signs of regionalisation, expanding their operations across West Africa and forging links with al-Qaeda affiliated groups. Boko Haram's stated aim is to Islamise Africa's most populous country but, like earlier Nigerian Islamist groups, of which there is a long tradition in the Sahel, the discontent prompting young Nigerians and other young West African Muslims to join the insurgency is rooted in more than just religious orthodoxy and cannot be disentangled from their economic, social and political marginalisation. In spite of talks about dialogue and amnesty for those prepared to renounce violence, the Federal Government's response has been a militarised one, resulting in the largest deployment of the Nigerian armed forces since the end of the Civil War. But what is the real magnitude of the threat? What can foreign partners do to support Abuja? How effective is the current government's strategy in tackling the insurgency? And, more importantly, are the root causes of the insurgency being addressed and the foundations for a durable peace being established?"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Comolli, Virginia
Dewey number
320.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.N6
LC item number
C64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boko Haram
  • Boko Haram
  • Boko Haram
  • Terrorism
  • Boko Haram
  • Djihad
  • Islam
  • Fundamentalismus
  • Terrorismus
  • Nigeria
  • Terrorism
  • Nigeria
  • Terrorism
  • Islamism
  • Nigeria
Label
Boko Haram : Nigeria's Islamist insurgency, Virginia Comolli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Splintering
  • Transformation
  • Reform (modernisation)
  • Formation (creation)
  • Daawa
  • Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah, Ja'amutu Tajidmul Islami/Islamic Movement of Nigeria [IMN]
  • Yan Izala
  • Maitatsine
  • Conclusion
  • What is Boko Haram?
  • Introduction.
  • Where it all started
  • The sect goes underground
  • The 2009 turning point
  • Dead or alive?
  • Post-Yusuf
  • The Shakau era-the beginning of the insurgency
  • Splintering, factionalisation and kidnappings
  • Suicide attacks
  • Who are these men?
  • Funding
  • Research challenges
  • The Internationalisation of Boko Haram.
  • Borderlands
  • Cameroon
  • Niger
  • Chad
  • Human security implications
  • A wild card : the Central African Republic (CAR)
  • Changing al-Qaeda patterns and Boko Haram's position in the broader Islamist environment
  • The 2012-13 Malian civil conflict
  • Al-Shabaab
  • Islam in Nigeria : Historical background.
  • Tactical implications of foreign influence
  • Will Boko Haram become the next al-Qaeda franchise?
  • Government responses.
  • The military response
  • A first state of emergency is declared
  • Between two emergencies
  • Negotiations and amnesty
  • A second state of emergency is put in place
  • Moving beyond JTF ORO
  • Allegations of human rights abuses
  • Usman Dan Fodio's Jihad
  • A softer approach
  • COIN vs CT: What strategy?
  • Western response
  • The United States (US)
  • The United Kingdom (UK)
  • Canada
  • Conclusions.
  • The Way Ahead? -- Epilogue
  • The British colonial era
  • The path to Sharia
  • Some reflections on religious identity
  • The genesis of radical groups.
Control code
ocn888555074
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781849044912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o888555074
  • (OCoLC)888555074
Label
Boko Haram : Nigeria's Islamist insurgency, Virginia Comolli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Splintering
  • Transformation
  • Reform (modernisation)
  • Formation (creation)
  • Daawa
  • Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah, Ja'amutu Tajidmul Islami/Islamic Movement of Nigeria [IMN]
  • Yan Izala
  • Maitatsine
  • Conclusion
  • What is Boko Haram?
  • Introduction.
  • Where it all started
  • The sect goes underground
  • The 2009 turning point
  • Dead or alive?
  • Post-Yusuf
  • The Shakau era-the beginning of the insurgency
  • Splintering, factionalisation and kidnappings
  • Suicide attacks
  • Who are these men?
  • Funding
  • Research challenges
  • The Internationalisation of Boko Haram.
  • Borderlands
  • Cameroon
  • Niger
  • Chad
  • Human security implications
  • A wild card : the Central African Republic (CAR)
  • Changing al-Qaeda patterns and Boko Haram's position in the broader Islamist environment
  • The 2012-13 Malian civil conflict
  • Al-Shabaab
  • Islam in Nigeria : Historical background.
  • Tactical implications of foreign influence
  • Will Boko Haram become the next al-Qaeda franchise?
  • Government responses.
  • The military response
  • A first state of emergency is declared
  • Between two emergencies
  • Negotiations and amnesty
  • A second state of emergency is put in place
  • Moving beyond JTF ORO
  • Allegations of human rights abuses
  • Usman Dan Fodio's Jihad
  • A softer approach
  • COIN vs CT: What strategy?
  • Western response
  • The United States (US)
  • The United Kingdom (UK)
  • Canada
  • Conclusions.
  • The Way Ahead? -- Epilogue
  • The British colonial era
  • The path to Sharia
  • Some reflections on religious identity
  • The genesis of radical groups.
Control code
ocn888555074
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781849044912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o888555074
  • (OCoLC)888555074

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