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Self‐determination group or extra‐legal governance agency? The multifaceted nature of the Oodua people's congress in Nigeria

Guichaoua, Yvan (2009) Self‐determination group or extra‐legal governance agency? The multifaceted nature of the Oodua people's congress in Nigeria. Journal of International Development, 21 (4). pp. 520-533. ISSN 0954-1748. (doi:10.1002/jid.1569) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:84762)

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Abstract

The paper contributes to the understanding of the origins of violent non‐legal organisations in West Africa by focusing on the emergence and the evolution of the Oodua People's Congress (OPC), a movement aiming at defending the interests of the Yoruba people in Nigeria. It discusses the causes of its gradual transformation from a self‐determination group ready to use political violence into an agency of local extra‐legal governance tolerated by official federal authorities. This evolution may reflect the normalisation of the OPC in Nigeria's weak democracy.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/jid.1569
Uncontrolled keywords: Nigeria, violent mobilisation, security, ethnic militia, vigilantism, extra‐legal governance
Subjects: J Political Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Yvan Guichaoua
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2020 14:32 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84762 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Guichaoua, Yvan: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2403-5967
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