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Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta free pdf The recent escalation in the violent conflict in the Niger Delta has brought the region to the forefront of international energy and security concerns. This book analyses the causes, dynamics and politics underpinning oil-related violence in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It focuses on the drivers of the conflict, as well as the ways the crises spawned by the political economy of oil and contradictions within Nigeria's ethnic politics have contributed to the morphing of initially poorly coordinated, largely non-violent protests into a pan-Delta insurgency. Approaching the issue from a number of perspectives, the book offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis available of the varied dimensions of the conflict. Combining empirically-based and analytic chapters, it attempts to explain the causes of the escalation in violence, the various actors, levels and dynamics involved, and the policy challenges faced with regard to conflict management/resolution and the options for peace. It also examines the role of oil as a commodity of global strategic significance, addressing the relationship between oil, energy security and development in the Niger Delta.

About Cyril Obi

Cyril Obi is a Senior Researcher, and Leader, Research Cluster on Conflict, Displacement and Transformation at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden. He has been on leave since 2005 from the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Lagos, where is an Associate Research Professor. In 2004, Dr Obi became the second Claude Ake Visiting Professor at the University of Uppsala. He had earlier received international recognition/awards: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Governance Institute Fellow in 1993- Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar 1994- SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Visiting Fellow in 1996- Visiting Fellow to the Africa Studies Centre (ASC), Leiden- and Visiting Fellow and Senior Research Associate, St. Antony's College, Oxford University in 2000. In 2001, he was a Fellow of the 21st Century Trust, Conference on 'Rethinking Security for the 21st Century, also held at Oxford. He is a contributing editor to the Review of African Political Economy, and is on the editorial board of African Journal of International Affairs, the African Security Review, and the Review of Leadership in Africa. Dr Obi has been a guest editor of journals such as African and Asian Studies, and African Journal of International Affairs. His most recent book co-edited with Fantu Cheru, is titled: The Rise of China and India in Africa (published by Zed, 2010). Siri Camilla Aas Rustad is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for the Study of Civil War at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO), Denmark. The Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet) is a center for research, documentation and information on modern Africa. Based in Uppsala, Sweden, the Institute is dedicated to providing timely, critical and alternative research and analysis of Africa and to co-operation with African researchers. As a hub and a meeting place for a growing field of research and analysis the Institute strives to put knowledge of African issues within reach for scholars, policy makers, politicians, media, students and the general public. The Institute is financed jointly by the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).

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Author : Cyril Obi
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 10 February 2011
ISBN : 1848138083
EAN : 9781848138087
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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