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eBook Faith and Politics in Nigeria: Nigeria as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World (Pivotal State Series) ePub

by John N. Paden

eBook Faith and Politics in Nigeria: Nigeria as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World (Pivotal State Series) ePub
Author: John N. Paden
Language: English
ISBN: 1601270291
ISBN13: 978-1601270290
Publisher: United States Institute of Peace (April 1, 2008)
Pages: 180
Category: World
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.8
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He contends that Nigeria, with roughly 70 million Muslims and 70 million Christians, has a unique global role to. .More useful perhaps as an overview of politics and challenges facing Nigeria in period from 1990 to 2007.

He contends that Nigeria, with roughly 70 million Muslims and 70 million Christians, has a unique global role to play as both a potential model for inter-religious political accommodation and as a potential bridging player in global politics between the Christian-dominated West and the Muslim world. This book will be gratefully received by policymakers in both Nigeria and the . ―Darren Kew, University of Massachusetts, Boston). In a way, it's organized around this theme statement

Start by marking Faith and Politics in Nigeria: Nigeria as a.

Start by marking Faith and Politics in Nigeria: Nigeria as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. 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.

The hajj, the journey to Mecca required at least once of every Muslim who is able, has been performed for the past 14 centuries

The paper will examine the principles of religious tolerance, social justice, universalism, as well as state security and defence that characterize Islamic teachings and influence Christian-Muslim relations in Nigeria. The paper will discuss the principles of Islamic polity towards the Ahl al-Kitab in general and religious minorities in particular. Inferences are then drawn in the conclusion for Muslim politicians at all levels of national life in Nigeria. The hajj, the journey to Mecca required at least once of every Muslim who is able, has been performed for the past 14 centuries. In 1950, fewer than 100,000 people completed the journey. Last year, . million did.

Noting that Nigeria is the most populated country in the world with a rough balance between Muslims and Christians, Paden argues that how Nigeria manages religious differences in a peaceful way offers important lessons for the world.

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 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. Faith and Politics in Nigeria" offers timely,.

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He argues superficially that Nigeria is probably the least well known of the Muslim world’s pivotal states.

Politics in Nigeria : Nigeria As a Pivotal State in the Muslim World Release Date:April 2008. Publisher:United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press).

Faith and Politics in Nigeria : Nigeria As a Pivotal State in the Muslim World. Release Date:April 2008.

Adegbite stated in an October 2003 newspaper article that "the US and their allies should be persuaded to accept that the . John N. Paden (2008). Faith and politics in Nigeria: Nigeria as a pivotal state in the Muslim world. US Institute of Peace Press. p. 33. ISBN 1-60127-029-1.

Adegbite stated in an October 2003 newspaper article that "the US and their allies should be persuaded to accept that the prevailing international terror would reduce considerably if justice is entrenched in the Middle East. Give the Palestinians back their land, there will no longer platforms for the Osama bin Ladens of this world to thrive.

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.
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