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Waposo Series

This series is the result of an agreement between the African Studies Centre, Leiden, and the French Institute for Research in Africa / Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA-Nigeria), based at the University of Ibadan and at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The series aims at publishing original, cutting-edge research work produced by West African, especially Nigerian, scholars in different fields within the Social Sciences and the Humanities, including Political science, History, Anthropology and sociology. Nigeria will occupy a central position in the series, but publications on transnational and regional issues will also be included. To ensure the academic quality, all books in this series are subject to double-blind peer review.

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Boko Haram: Islamism, politics, security and the state in Nigeria

The second opus of the West African Politics and Society series (WAPOSO) focuses on the Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria. This book is the first attempt to understand Boko Haram in a comprehensive and consistent way. It examines the early history of the sect and its transformation into a radical armed group. It analyses the causes of the uprising against the Nigerian state and evaluates the consequences of the on-going conflict from a religious, social and political point of view.

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Anti-corruption campaign in Nigeria (1999-2007): the politics of a failed reform

by David Enweremadu

As a result of the partnership between the African Studies Centre, University of Leiden, and IFRA-Nigeria, the first opus of the West African Politics and Society series (WAPOSO) is coming out! The series aims to publish original, cutting-edge research work produced by West African, especially Nigerian, scholars in different fields within the Social Sciences and the Humanities. David Enweremadu, lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan, gives in this first issue a critical perspective on the anti-corruption reforms since 1999…

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