What will be the likely impact of the Nigerian government’s current counter-terrorism strategy towards Boko Haram?Â An electronic version of my forthcoming essay, “Sectarian Rebellions in Post-Transition Nigeria Compared” is available from the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding.Â Â Download a free copy by clicking here, courtesy of Taylor & Francis.
Briefly, about me:
I teach courses on African politics and comparative political theory at American University, where I serve as Africa Coordinator for the Comparative and Regional Studies Program in the School of International Service. My research focuses on African political institutions, democratization, and political development.Â I just finished a book that uses veto player theory to explain government performance in Nigeria since independence. Using original qualitative and quantitative data, my empirical tests challenge the conventional wisdom about the impact of regime type, foreign debt, ethnic diversity, and oil on policy outputs.Â Click here to download excerpts from the introduction.
I am very active with the African Politics Conference Group, a professional association that organizes panels at the annual conferences of the African Studies Association, the American Political Science Association, and at other academic meetings.
Download the Nigeria chapter that I co-authored with Patrick Ukata for the 2012 edition of Freedom House’s Countries at the Crossroads.