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Political Violence and Oil in Africa

The Case of Nigeria

Authors: Mai-Bornu, Zainab Ladan

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  • Explores differences between oil communities in the Niger Delta and how they react to violence
  • Analyzes the choice of different strategies, based on narratives on nonviolence and violence, leadership, and organizational structure of the movements
  • Provides a more informed and nuanced understanding of conflict and protests in the Niger Delta
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The book argues that in order to better understand the undercurrents of the Niger Delta conflict, it is imperative to analyse the dynamics of choice in terms of the distinct courses of action taken by the Ogoni and Ijaw. Given the similar structural constraints, the author considers why the Ogoni adopted nonviolent resistance, and the Ijaw violent resistance. This book is divided into seven chapters starting with an introduction to oil and political violence in African conflicts, and includes a synoptic overview of four other resource-rich countries in Africa. Theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of conflict are then presented with the aim of situating the Niger Delta conflicts within the wider conflict literature. Chapter Three concentrates the discussion on the Nigerian Niger Delta, outlining the core issues at the centre of the contestations. The following three chapters offer an in-depth empirical analysis on the interaction between the narratives on nonviolence versus violence, the nature of leadership styles, and the organisation of the Ogoni and Ijaw movements along with a concluding chapter.

About the authors

Zainab Ladan Mai-Bornu is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University, UK. She held an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, UK. She is a Visiting Research Fellow of the Centre for Development Studies at Bath. Zainab has worked in the public sector in Nigeria.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Violence and Oil in Africa
Book Subtitle
The Case of Nigeria
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45525-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45525-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45524-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 253
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