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RCD Research

Project Title: Research on Radicalization, De-radicalization and Counter radicalization (RCD Research)

Funder: DFID through Nigeria Stability Reconciliation Programme (NSRP)

Project Period: January – March 2014

Location: Northern Nigeria’s States

 

With funding from DFID through its Nigeria Stability Reconciliation Programme (NSRP), dRPC anchored a study to explore the various dimensions of radicalization and the counteracting actors, forces and conditions as the appropriate framework of understanding the radical violence of groups who invoke religion to justify their tactical resort to violence. The empirical findings of the study will then provide sound bases for proposing appropriate policies and effective strategies for deradicalization.

The project team succeeded in spearheading one of the earliest empirical research into BH Insurgency phenomenon. Papers produced were focusing on various dimensions of radicalisation and the counteracting actors, forces and conditions as the appropriate framework of understanding the radical violence of groups who invoke religion to justify their tactical resort to violence.  The papers produced by the researchers were condensed into policy briefs.

Policy Briefs

  • NRN Policy Brief No 1 – Informal Institutions and Peace in Northern Nigeria – Enhancing interfaith relations without damaging informal mechanisms of responsiveness – Download (PDF Format)
  • NRN Policy Brief No 2 – ‘Almajirai’ In Northern Nigeria: A Collective Responsibility – Download (PDF Format)
  • NRN Policy Brief No 3 – A Decade of Fear & Violence: Ethno-religious Conflicts on the Jos Plateau, Nigeria – Download (PDF Format)
  • NRN Policy Brief No 4 – Policing Communal Conflicts: The State, Parallel Security Providers, and Communities – Download (PDF Format)
  • NRN Policy Brief No 5 – Indigeneity, Belonging, & Religious Freedom in Nigeria – Download (PDF Format)
  • ONSA Policy Brief No 1 – Understanding the complex causes and processes of radicalisation – Download (PDF Format)
  • ONSA Policy Brief No 2 – Religious and Ideological dimensions of radicalisation – Download (PDF Format)
  • ONSA Policy Brief No 3 – Comparative perspectivies on the evolution of JAS Insurgency and its future scenarios – Download (PDF Format)
  • ONSA Policy Brief No 4 – Violent radicalisation in northern Nigeria: The Macro Regional Context – Download (PDF Format)
  • ONSA Policy Brief No 5 – Violent radicalisation in northern Nigeria: Economy & Society – Download (PDF Format)