Faith and Politics in Nigeria by John N. Paden
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Faith and Politics in Nigeria
By John N. Paden

Faith and Politics in Nigeria

Nigeria as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World

By (author) See other recent books by John N. Paden
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $29.36
Your Price: $26.42 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.94! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.32 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days, Not for Xmas



Faith and Politics in Nigeria by John N. Paden

Book Description

As the most populous country in Africa and a major oil producer, Nigeria has long been recognized as the dominant force in West Africa. But its standing within the broader international arena, especially its comparative position within the Muslim world, has been less well understood. Indeed, does Nigeria's influence extend beyond the region? In this concise volume, John N. Paden answers this very question, contending that Nigeria is globally significant for a multitude of reasons, not least of which for the political resiliency it has demonstrated despite its complex ethnolinguistic and religious diversity.He argues that Nigeria, with a population that is almost evenly divided between Muslims and Christians, could serve uniquely as a model for interreligious political accommodation and as a bridging actor in global politics between the West and the Muslim world. He concludes by calling on the United States to formulate better engagement strategies in the region and to support Nigeria's political resilience by strengthening social, cultural, and economic ties, and by showing greater understanding and diplomatic tolerance toward the country. "Faith and Politics in Nigeria" offers timely, clear, and astute analysis that will be valued by students and scholars of Islamic and African studies and provides keen recommendations for policymakers and conflict-management practitioners.

Buy Faith and Politics in Nigeria book by John N. Paden from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781601270290
ISBN-10: 1601270291
Format: Paperback
(224mm x 150mm x 10mm)
Pages: 148
Imprint: United States Institute of Peace Press
Publisher: United States Institute of Peace Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author John N. Paden

Muslim Civic Cultures and Conflict Resolution by John N. Paden Muslim Civic Cultures and Conflict Resolution, Paperback (May 2005)

The question of whether Islam is compatible with democracy may best be answered not from the classical sources or even from the cauldron of Middle East politics but from the lived experiences of Muslim communities around the world.

» View all books by John N. Paden

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Faith and Politics in Nigeria book by John N. Paden and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - John N. Paden

John N. Paden is Clarence Robinson Professor of International Studies and Professor of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University. He has served as an international observer in three Nigerian presidential elections and is the author of numerous volumes, including, most recently, Muslim Civic Cultures and Conflict Resolution: The Challenge of Democratic Federalism in Nigeria.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by John N. Paden close
Muhammadu Buhari by John N. Paden
Muslim Civic Cultures and Conflict Resolution by John N. Paden
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close