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Postelection Conflict Management in Nigeria

The Challenges of National Unity
John N. Paden

BUY Paper · 184 pp. · 6 × 9 · ISBN 9780985096601 · $19.95 · Mar 2013

This volume is an invitation to deploy high-level scholarship in a strategic policy-making process that will strengthen the unity of Nigeria. Many in the international community and within Nigeria itself assert that the country is destined for unmanageable collapse, but John Paden proposes how Nigeria can respond to its current crises and tensions in ways that will serve the interests of the state, with its diverse citizenry, as well as the world at large.

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This timely monograph seeks to advance our appreciation of both the obstacles to and the promise of national unity in Nigeria.... It is a well-researched and superbly written piece, full of rare insights and wisdom. I doubt if any reader, Nigerian or other, can read it without marveling at both its fine scholarship and its judicious recommendations for strengthening Nigeria’s unity during the current difficulties and into the future.

Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Nigeria

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