Violence in Nigeria: Patterns and Trends (Terrorism, by Patricia Taft,Nate Haken

By Patricia Taft,Nate Haken

This ebook takes a quantitative examine ICT-generated occasion info to focus on present traits and concerns in Nigeria on the neighborhood, nation and nationwide degrees. with out emphasizing a selected coverage or schedule, it offers context and viewpoint at the relative spatial-temporal distribution of clash elements in Nigeria. The research of violence at country and native degrees unearths a fractal trend of overlapping ecosystems of clash chance that has to be understood for powerful, conflict-sensitive techniques to improvement and direct clash mitigation efforts.
Moving past analyses that use a extensive spiritual, ethnic or ancient lens, this e-book makes a speciality of the country’s 774 neighborhood govt parts and comprises over 10,000 incidents coded via position, date and indicator to spot styles in clash danger among 2009 and 2013. it's the first ebook to trace clash in Nigeria in this interval, which covers the Amnesty contract within the Niger Delta and the start of Boko Haram within the North. it's also clash possibility warmth maps of every country and trend-lines of violence. The authors finish with a dialogue of the nuanced elements that bring about escalating violence, corresponding to source festival and tendencies in terrorism in this serious aspect in Nigeria’s history.
Violence in Nigeria is designed as a reference for researchers and practitioners operating in protection, peacebuilding and improvement, together with coverage makers, intelligence specialists, diplomats, nationwide protection and native land protection specialists. Advanced-level scholars learning public coverage, diplomacy or desktop technological know-how also will locate this e-book invaluable as a secondary textbook or reference.

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