Religious Violence and Democracy in Niger

@article{Mueller2016ReligiousVA,
  title={Religious Violence and Democracy in Niger},
  author={L. Mueller},
  journal={African Conflict \& Peacebuilding Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={6},
  pages={104 - 89}
}
  • L. Mueller
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review
Deadly attacks on Christians and mounting resistance to secularism in Niger raise the question of whether the Muslim-majority country is turning away from democracy and toward a repressive form of Shari’a law. I argue that religious extremism in Niger has largely external roots and that domestic religious leaders are not pursuing a revolutionary agenda, even though they are increasingly involved in organizing social movements. The foreign nature of terrorist threats may even help preserve… Expand
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