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Struggles over Identity and Territory: Regional Identities in Ethnoreligious Conflict in Northern Nigeria
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. The Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: Nationalism & Ethnic Politics, ISSN 1353-7113, E-ISSN 1557-2986, Vol. 22, no 2, 172-192 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores how ethnoreligious conflict over boundaries and territoriality involves a politics of scale, that is, how positions and demands are framed by actors according to, for instance, local, regional, and national scales. The analysis focuses on how Muslim actors in a conflict in Kaduna State in Nigeria frame a regional, northern Nigerian identity that varies in content and form depending on the scalar context in which communal conflict is placed with regional and national politics yielding different identifications.

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2016. Vol. 22, no 2, 172-192 p.
Keyword [en]
Ethnic conflict, federalism, Nigeria, religion & politics, scale, territoriality
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-130900DOI: 10.1080/13537113.2016.1169061ISI: 000386205300003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-130900DiVA: diva2:934060
Available from: 2016-06-08 Created: 2016-06-08 Last updated: 2016-11-28Bibliographically approved

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