On Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict Management in Nigeria

  • Rian Leith
  • Hussein Solomon


From Angola to Armenia and from Kosovo to Kenya the world is witnessing the rise of virulent ethnic nationalisms. This article has three main objectives. First, it aims to  provide a broad overview of the theoretical quagmire of notions of ethnic conflict.  Second, by means of examining Nigeria as a case study it examines how variables  such  as governance, civil-military relations, economics and religion effect notions of ethnic identity. Finally, it proposes certain policy-relevant recommendations to  address the problem of ethnic conflict in Nigeria.

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