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From Borno to Sokoto: Meaning and Muslim Identities in Northern Nigeria  

Murray Last

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
Once Muslims took over from Copts the trade to the regions around Lake Chad c.1000 ad, the process of Islamization could begin in Kanem and Borno. The state of Borno by the sixteenth ... More

Immigration Dynamics and Changing Construction of Jewish Nativeness in Israel  

Adane Zawdu and Sara S. Willen

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Mar 2019
A fundamental building block of the Zionist vision is the claim of a primordial link between modern-day Jews and the people and territory of ancient Israel. This claim, which has proven ... More

Islamic Social Movements and Political Unrest in Nigerian History  

Abimbola Adesoji

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
Islamic movements have emerged nationally and globally with diverse ideologies and strategies but with the seemingly common goal of purifying, promoting, defending, or entrenching the ... More

The Jewish Ethnic Divide and Ethnic Politics in Israel  

Sammy Smooha

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Mar 2019
Ethnic differences are commonly reflected in governing elites, public policies, political parties, voting, and intergroup conflicts. This is true of Jews in Israel despite the strong ... More

Pastoralism, Ethnicity, and Subnational Conflict Resolution in the Middle Belt  

Laura Thaut Vinson

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
This chapter explores the problem of rising pastoralist–farmer and ethnic (religious and tribal) violence in the pluralistic Middle Belt region of Nigeria over the past thirty to forty ... More

The Political Institutions of the Palestinian Minority in Israel  

As'ad Ghanem

This chapter discusses the most prominent active partisan organizations representing the Palestinian population in Israel’s political arena. Some of these organizations act as political ... More

Sharia Politics, the 1999 Constitution, and the Rise of the Fourth Republic  

Olufemi Vaughan

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
Analyzed in the context of the protracted sharia crisis that dominated Nigeria’s fourth attempt at civil democratic government (the Fourth Republic), this chapter provides historical, ... More

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