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dc.contributor.advisorGregg, Heather S.
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Perry Lee.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:46:14Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:46:14Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5646
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the conditions under which a society endorses or is compliant with extremist ideology. Using social movement theory and literature on drivers of violent extremism, the thesis focuses specifically on the potential for religious extremism in Nigeria. Nigeria is particularly important because it is the most populated country in sub-Saharan Africa and it is where both Christianity and Islam, the world's two largest religions, converge. Nigeria also illustrates one of the clearest examples of religion being used politically and the potential for extremism that this presents. Examining Nigeria will test the specific conditions that make a state vulnerable to extremist ideology and offer insights into reducing the expansion of extremist religious groups within similar societies.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/howvulnerableisn109455646
dc.format.extentxii, 61 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRadicalismen_US
dc.subject.lcshIdeologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshReligionen_US
dc.subject.lcshIslamen_US
dc.titleHow vulnerable is Nigeria to Islam extremism?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPiombo, Jessica
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.identifier.oclc743308758
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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