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Kate Meagher

Kate Meagher is an associate professor of development studies in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics. She is the author of Identity Economics: Social Networks and the Informal Economy in Nigeria (James Currey, 2010) and has published widely on religion and economic informality, youth unemployment, and non-state security forces in Africa.

Research areas:  Africa

Publications

Beyond terror: addressing the Boko Haram challenge in Nigeria
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Addressing the Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria requires policymakers to look beyond Western security templates of Islamic terrorism to grasp the underlying causes of what is primarily a Nigerian conflict. This policy brief examines the four explanatory factors behind the insurgency: economic marginalisation, governance failur... more  

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