On the Crisis of Boko Haram Terrorism Causes and Perspectives
The book provides a pentapartite theoretical analysis of socio-economic factors as the grand basis for the evolution of Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria. It describes the terrorism as a by-product of unresolved conflict emanating from unequal hegemonic power exchange with respect to the non-fulfillment of socio-economic goals between the political state and the citizenry.
Rather than follow the popular notion of religion as the root causes of Boko Haram crisis, the book widens its scope to cover terrorism as a whole with a view to laying a more viable foundation for its readers to understand the concept of terrorism, provoking causes and perspectives, as well as influential factors that may interplay to sustain extremist terrorism in contemporary global society. Using Boko Haram as a potentially useful model, the book contends that the discursive framework of terrorism cannot be isolated from its socio-economic perspectives. In view of the foregoing, the simplistic response to resolving terrorism crisis in Nigeria still lies at the heart of ameliorating the socio-economic conditions of the citizens via the political state.
The book will be appropriate for individuals whose interests are vested on terrorism and homeland security, terrorism and counterterrorism studies, criminal justice and organized crime, terrorism and political violence, African politics, peace and conflict resolution as well as security and conflict management. Counter-terrorism experts, policy makers, academic scholars, intelligence and security operatives will also find this book resourceful. Ultimately, as interest in terrorism studies continues to grow exponentially among Sociologists, Anthropologists and Criminologists, it is my utmost quest to provide the most invaluable themes and updated theories in terrorism research for use by independent researchers, students and academics seeking to advance empirically and theoretically driven research in the fields of terrorism, homeland security and related crimes.
Chapter 1: General introduction and Analytical Explanation of Key Concepts in Terrorism Studies
Chapter 2: Towards a Demystification of Pervasive Understanding Boko Haram Terrorism
Chapter 3: Patterns that Maintain the Boko Haram Terrorism in Nigeria
Chapter 4: Boko Haram Insurgency: Democratic Failure and Youth Degeneration into Terrorism in Nigeria
Chapter 5: Boko Haram Terrorism and Socio-economic Decays in Nigeria
Chapter 6: Community Policing as an Antidote for Terrorism: Lessons from Boko Haram
Chapter 7: Theories and Perspectives on Terrorism: A Boko Haram Model Analysis
Chapter 8: Methodology and Qualitative Research Strategy
Chapter 9: Synopsis and general conclusions