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  1. An Introduction to Islamic Movements and Modes of Thought in Nigeria

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    Description: This working paper surveys Islamic organizations, movements, and ideologies in Nigeria, roughly identifying them along the lines of Islamic traditionalism, Sufi orders (turuq lit. pathways), Salafi/Wahhabi revivalism2 modernist and insurgent Islam(ism), trado-Islamic and Christo-Islamic syncretism and deviant “Islamic” cultism. Previous academic studies of Nigerian Islam were often limited to the...
    Keyword: nigeria, movements, islamic, and pas
    Subject: African Studies
    Creator: Ibrahim Haruna Hassan
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 11/12/2018
    Date Modified: 11/12/2018
    Date Created: 2015
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Research Paper
  2. Nigeria After Military Rule: Federalism, Resource Allocation, and Ethnic Politics

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    Keyword: military, nigeria, and pas
    Subject: African Studies
    Creator: Will Reno
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 11/12/2018
    Date Modified: 11/12/2018
    Date Created: 2003
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Research Paper
  3. A Democratic Nigeria and the Challenge of Leadership In Africa

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    Description: This is the text of a public address at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs delivered soon after the inauguration of Nigeria’s Fourth Republic. It identified several priorities after fifteen and a half years of military government. The country’s eroded legislative, judicial, and other state institutions needed to be rebuilt...
    Keyword: african politics and nigeria
    Creator: Richard Joseph
    Depositor: Chris Diaz
    Owner: Richard A Joseph
    Date Uploaded: 10/24/2017
    Date Modified: 10/24/2017
    Date Created: 1999
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Research Paper
  4. Nigeria: From Tragedy to Redemption?

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    Description: This opinion piece, written by two long-term students of Nigerian politics, proposed a different course to the one taken following the death in mid-1998 of a military tyrant and the elected president he had imprisoned. It called for the creation of a caretaker national government of respected civilians that would...
    Keyword: african politics and nigeria
    Creator: Richard Joseph
    Depositor: Chris Diaz
    Owner: Richard A Joseph
    Date Uploaded: 10/24/2017
    Date Modified: 10/24/2017
    Date Created: 1998
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Research Paper
  5. Autocracy, Violence, and Ethnomilitary Rule in Nigeria

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    Description: This revised version of a paper presented at a conference at M.I.T. on State, Conflict, and Democracy in 1997 pulled together key dimensions of a Nigeria that had drifted far from constitutional and democratic governance. State and society had become increasingly criminalized; the educational system and other social sectors were...
    Keyword: african politics and nigeria
    Creator: Richard Joseph
    Depositor: Chris Diaz
    Owner: Richard A Joseph
    Date Uploaded: 10/24/2017
    Date Modified: 10/24/2017
    Date Created: 1999
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Research Paper
  6. Nigeria: Inside the Dismal Tunnel

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    Description: More than taking Nigeria back into the “dismal tunnel” of military rule, after seizing power in November 1993, Sani Abacha raced through the playbook he knew as a senior member of Babangida’s junta. Like Babangida, he pushed back the announced date for the return to civilian rule, launched an exercise...
    Keyword: african politics and nigeria
    Creator: Richard Joseph
    Depositor: Chris Diaz
    Owner: Richard A Joseph
    Date Uploaded: 10/24/2017
    Date Modified: 10/24/2017
    Date Created: 1996
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Research Paper
  7. Nigeria: The Way Forward (after the annulled 1993 election)

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    Description: When this testimony was given, there was still hope that Ibrahim Babangida would transfer the presidency to the elected Moshood Abiola before he left office on August 27, 1993. In that way, Nigeria would join the wave of post-Cold War democratizing nations. I had earlier called for a “transition in...
    Keyword: african politics and nigeria
    Creator: Richard Joseph
    Depositor: Chris Diaz
    Owner: Richard A Joseph
    Date Uploaded: 10/24/2017
    Date Modified: 10/24/2017
    Date Created: 1993
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Research Paper
  8. Africa in the Latin Style (A successful election annulled)

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    Description: A long-running wager took place between the Babangida regime (1985-1993) and Nigerian civic, professional and political groups that the former would honor its commitment to usher in a Third Republic via free and fair elections. The June 12, 1993 elections were as free, fair and competently administered as could be...
    Keyword: african politics and nigeria
    Creator: Richard Joseph
    Depositor: Chris Diaz
    Owner: Richard A Joseph
    Date Uploaded: 10/24/2017
    Date Modified: 10/24/2017
    Date Created: 1993
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Research Paper
  9. Babangida Rules: The Prolonged Transition from Military to Civilian Government

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    Description: This paper was written at the midway point in the governing of Nigeria by a paradoxical individual, Ibrahim Babangida. It should provoke further studies of his 8-year rule, 1985-1993, that seemed transformative during much of this period but ended in disarray and disappointment. The ideological orientation of the Nigerian economy;...
    Keyword: african politics and nigeria
    Creator: Richard Joseph
    Depositor: Chris Diaz
    Owner: Richard A Joseph
    Date Uploaded: 10/24/2017
    Date Modified: 10/24/2017
    Date Created: 1989
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Research Paper
  10. Principles and Practices of Nigerian Military Government

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    Description: In this article, a Nigerian military system of governance is explicated. It was the dominant mode of governance in Nigeria until civilian rule was restored in 1999, initially under a former military ruler. Starting from the first military coup in January 1966, Nigeria experienced over 33 years of this system,...
    Keyword: african politics and nigeria
    Creator: Richard Joseph
    Depositor: Chris Diaz
    Owner: Richard A Joseph
    Date Uploaded: 10/24/2017
    Date Modified: 10/24/2017
    Date Created: 1987
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Research Paper