Topic: Community Security and Conflict Resolution from Below

22 February 2012, 17:00 - 19:00


Dr Kate Meagher (Department of International Development, London School of Economics)

Informal Enterprise and Conflict Resolution from Below:  Experiences from Northern Nigeria 

This presentation will draw on recent fieldwork on the impact of religious conflict on local business in northern Nigerian cities.  Focusing on a range of local and informal enterprises with different relationships to inter-religious relations, I will explore how indigenous business institutions have dealt with the increasingly volatile religious context in northern Nigeria, where the imposition of Sharia law and Christian-Muslim violence have created serious religious tensions and erupted into riots and loss of life on several occasions over the past two decades.  This presentation will focus on how relations of cooperation, competition and value conflicts have shaped business interactions across religious lines, in many cases resolving conflicts where the state has largely failed to come up with successful solutions.


Open to all.  No registration required.

Part of Between Civilisation and Militarisation Group, series.
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