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Boko Haram: understanding the context
Abstract Boko Haram insurgency has caused the death and displacement of thousands of Nigerians. Its means of terror has evolved from the use of crude weapons to bombs, kidnappings and the use of
Political Elites and the Rise of the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria
ABSTRACT What is the cause of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria? Studies on Boko Haram insurgency onset has largely emphasized economic poverty, religious ideology, and the historical north-south
Explaining Transborder Terrorist Attacks: The Cases of Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab
ABSTRACT This article demonstrates that transborder attacks by Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab are mainly for rational reasons. Using the Global Terrorism Database, we demonstrate that both groups perform
The political process of Boko Haram insurgency onset: a political relevance model
  • W. Iyekekpolo
  • Political Science, Sociology
    Critical Studies on Terrorism
  • 20 May 2019
ABSTRACT As more data emerges on the Boko Haram phenomenon, the controversy over the roots of the insurgency persists. While some emphasise transnational motivational factors based on the Salafist
The Social Movement and Collective Action Theory: a review of the conflict of change in Egypt
The social movement and collective action theory provides for likely steps preceding a mass action. This may act as early warning signals for any government to seek corrective measures either
The Politics of the United Nations and the Reality of Responsibility to Protect: The Case Study in Libyan Crisis
There has been intense debate on the appropriatenes s of interventions in sovereign states. This has re sulted in a divide which has pitched those in favour against th ose against intervention. In a