Boko Haram

The Socio-Economic Drivers

  • Ojochenemi J. David
  • Lucky E. Asuelime
  • Hakeem Onapajo

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Political Science book series (BRIEFSPOLITICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ojochenemi J. David, Lucky E. Asuelime, Hakeem Onapajo
    Pages 1-20
  3. Ojochenemi J. David, Lucky E. Asuelime, Hakeem Onapajo
    Pages 21-37
  4. Ojochenemi J. David, Lucky E. Asuelime, Hakeem Onapajo
    Pages 39-63
  5. Ojochenemi J. David, Lucky E. Asuelime, Hakeem Onapajo
    Pages 65-81
  6. Ojochenemi J. David, Lucky E. Asuelime, Hakeem Onapajo
    Pages 83-101
  7. Ojochenemi J. David, Lucky E. Asuelime, Hakeem Onapajo
    Pages 103-114
  8. Ojochenemi J. David, Lucky E. Asuelime, Hakeem Onapajo
    Pages E1-E1

About this book

Introduction

This book investigates the socio-economic determinants of the emergence and persistence of Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria. Since 2009, Boko Haram continues to capture mainstream news headlines, as well as the imagination of aspiring young Salafi-jihadists around the world who support the notion of a radical Islamist socio-political system. By providing an essential overview of the literature on Boko Haram and bridging research and current events, the authors cover a broad spectrum of topics and suggest relevant policies for addressing the problem of Boko Haram terrorism. While Boko Haram’s motivations are ostensibly religious, the primary focus is on socio-economic inequality as one of the main factors that predispose the disillusioned, poverty-driven and jobless populace in the northern regions of Nigeria to take up arms against the state. The insights presented in this book will help researchers and policy-makers alike to understand the emergence of locally focused terrorist groups and insurgencies.

Keywords

Boko Haram Islamic sect Islamist socio-political system Jihadists Nigeria Socio-economic conditions Terrorism

Authors and affiliations

  • Ojochenemi J. David
    • 1
  • Lucky E. Asuelime
    • 2
  • Hakeem Onapajo
    • 3
  1. 1.Politics and International Studies Faculty of ArtsUniversity of ZululandKwaDlangezwaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Politics and International Studies Faculty of ArtsUniversity of ZululandKwaDlangezwaSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of Politics and InternationalUniversity of ZululandKwaDlangezwaSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21230-2
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21229-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21230-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5466
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5474
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