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Terrorism, Security, and Computation

Violence in Nigeria

Patterns and Trends

Authors: Taft, Patricia, Haken, Nate

  • Utilizes web-based technology and unique conflict maps to trace possible terrorism conflicts in Nigeria from the birth of Boko Haram in the North (2009) through 2013
  • Covers regional, state, and local dynamics that fuel conflict in Nigeria with detailed graphs that allow for nuanced analysis
  • Offers a comparative view of how the national level narrative of conflict in Nigeria has affected approaches to mediation and resolution at the local and regional levels
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About this book

This book takes a quantitative look at ICT-generated event data to highlight current trends and issues in Nigeria at the local, state and national levels. Without emphasizing a specific policy or agenda, it provides context and perspective on the relative spatial-temporal distribution of conflict factors in Nigeria. The analysis of violence at state and local levels reveals a fractal pattern of overlapping ecosystems of conflict risk that must be understood for effective, conflict-sensitive approaches to development and direct conflict mitigation efforts. Moving beyond analyses that use a broad religious, ethnic or historical lens, this book focuses on the country’s 774 local government areas and incorporates over 10,000 incidents coded by location, date and indicator to identify patterns in conflict risk between 2009 and 2013. It is the first book to track conflict in Nigeria during this period, which covers the Amnesty Agreement in the Niger Delta and the birth of Boko Haram in the North. It also includes conflict risk heat maps of each state and trend-lines of violence. The authors conclude with a discussion of the nuanced factors that lead to escalating violence, such as resource competition and trends in terrorism during this critical point in Nigeria’s history. Violence in Nigeria is designed as a reference for researchers and practitioners working in security, peacebuilding and development, including policy makers, intelligence experts, diplomats, national defense and homeland security experts. Advanced-level students studying public policy, international relations or computer science will also find this book useful as a secondary textbook or reference.

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-14935-6
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36019-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Violence in Nigeria
Book Subtitle
Patterns and Trends
Authors
Series Title
Terrorism, Security, and Computation
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14935-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14935-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14934-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36019-5
Series ISSN
2197-8778
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 136
Number of Illustrations
53 b/w illustrations
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