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Nigeria’s conflict and insecurity makes us rethink authority in ‘ungoverned’ spaces

Igwe, Uche (2021) Nigeria’s conflict and insecurity makes us rethink authority in ‘ungoverned’ spaces. Africa at LSE (12 Mar 2021). Blog Entry.

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Nigeria and other countries around the Lake Chad basin have experienced increasing violent attacks in recent years by non-state actors, in spaces often referred to as ‘ungoverned’ due to the weak presence of formal institutions. These characterisations misunderstand how governance in such areas really works, says Uche Igwe, and effective policy interventions to tackle violence must dig deeper to understand local networks and power structures.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2021 13:03
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:09

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