Who rules Nigeria?
This project is a policy-oriented study on the political economy of Nigeria, describing the process of elite formation and exploring the characteristics of its ruling elite: its interests and the connections between them, position the ruling elite along Nigeria’s basic socio-cultural cleavages (north-south, geopolitical zones, religion and ethnicity) and along economic cleavages (rural-urban and income differences, class, occupation, and insiders-outsiders in terms of patronage and favoritism)., and explore a number of topics directly related to the economic interests of the ruling elite and to the role the country’s vast oil wealth plays in elite formation.
The study is commissioned by NOREF on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Corruption in universities: Paths to integrity in the higher education subsector
Elite behaviour and citizen mobilization
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig
European Journal of Political Research
African Decentralisation as a Power Calculation, and its Relevance for South Sudan
The Struggle For South Sudan: Challenges of Security and State Formation
The ‘Secret Loans Affair’ and Political Corruption in Mozambique
Adriano Nuvunga and Aslak Orre
Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation
Polygynous Neighbors, Excess Men, and Intergroup Conflict in Rural Africa
Carlo Koos, Clara Neupert-Wentz
Journal of Conflict Resolution
Armed governance: the case of the CIA-supported Afghan militias
Antonio De Lauri, Astri Suhrke
Small Wars and Insurgency
A critical look at civil society and peace building in Sudan (in arabic)
Bulletin of Sudanese Studies