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The politics of plunder: the rhetorics of order and disorder in Southern Nigeria

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This article looks at four cases of youth‐led identity‐based social movements in Benin City and in the Annang area of southern Nigeria. It shows how each of these movements — youth associations, ‘area boys’, vigilantes and campus cults — draws on different, older repertoires of discourse and organization, and enters into relations with state authority that combine elements of complicity, insurgency, monitoring and disengagement. It argues that their activities, mobilized around resource contr...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/afraf/adg002

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Department:
St Antonys College
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
African Affairs Journal website
Volume:
102
Issue:
407
Pages:
211-240
Publication date:
2003-04-01
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EISSN:
1468-2621
ISSN:
0001-9909
Pubs id:
pubs:662573
URN:
uri:469c49bf-7bf2-472c-a1c0-bbe7c738e25f
UUID:
uuid:469c49bf-7bf2-472c-a1c0-bbe7c738e25f
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pubs:662573
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