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8 - Religion and Geopolitics

from Part III - Democracy and Governance

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 June 2021

Toyin Falola
Affiliation:
University of Texas, Austin
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Religion and politics are connected. They have been used at various times to promote ethnic sentiments and provincial agendas, all of which end up tearing apart the country's economy and political stability. Religion remains a vibrant tool for political manipulation and the mobilization of electorates. The chapter argues that politics must not be over-determined by religion if the country wants to live in peace and develop.

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Understanding Modern Nigeria
Ethnicity, Democracy, and Development
, pp. 200 - 217
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Religion and Geopolitics
  • Toyin Falola, University of Texas, Austin
  • Book: Understanding Modern Nigeria
  • Online publication: 09 June 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108936866.009
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  • Religion and Geopolitics
  • Toyin Falola, University of Texas, Austin
  • Book: Understanding Modern Nigeria
  • Online publication: 09 June 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108936866.009
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  • Religion and Geopolitics
  • Toyin Falola, University of Texas, Austin
  • Book: Understanding Modern Nigeria
  • Online publication: 09 June 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108936866.009
Available formats
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