Self-determination group or extra-legal governance? The multi-faceted nature of the Oodua People's Congress in Nigeria

Guichaoua, Yvan (2009) Self-determination group or extra-legal governance? The multi-faceted nature of the Oodua People's Congress in Nigeria. Journal of International Development, 21 (4). pp. 520-533. ISSN 0954-1748

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Abstract

paper contributes to the understanding of the origins of violent non-legalorganisations in West Africa by focusing on the emergence and the evolution of the OoduaPeople’s Congress (OPC), a movement aiming at defending the interests of the Yoruba peoplein Nigeria. It discusses the causes of its gradual transformation from a self-determinationgroup ready to use political violence into an agency of local extra-legal governance toleratedby of?cial federal authorities. This evolution may re?ect the normalisation of the OPC inNigeria’s weak democracy.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Julie Frith
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2013 14:51
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 17:37
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/40662
DOI: 10.1002/jid.1569

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