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      The politics of religion in Nigeria: the parameters of the 1987 crisis in Kaduna State

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            Abstract

            This article analyses the immediate and long term causes of the outbreak of religious violence between Muslims and Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria, in 1987. The author argues that the crisis arose from the politicisation of religion in the regional contest for power. On the one hand is the issue of the rise of fundamentalist Christianity and Islam. On the other is the struggle for political power by the ‘northern Oligarchy’ within the north and against the south in which religion has become a means for forging new coalitions.

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            Journal
            crea20
            CREA
            Review of African Political Economy
            Review of African Political Economy
            0305-6244
            1740-1720
            1989
            : 16
            : 45-46
            : 65-82
            Affiliations
            a Research Fellow at the Centre d'Etudes d'Afrique Noire , Universite de Bordeaux
            Article
            8703826 Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 16, No. 45-46, 1889, pp. 65-82
            10.1080/03056248908703826
            ca9a0fb6-aa33-48b1-9c69-69a080e6a719

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            Figures: 0, Tables: 0, References: 26, Pages: 18
            Categories
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            Sociology,Economic development,Political science,Labor & Demographic economics,Political economics,Africa

            Bibliographic note

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