Abstract

This thesis research analyses the elements that have made the West African region the milieu for extremist organizations since the beginning of the 21st Century. The research compares Mali and Nigeria and explores the main factors that explain the recrudescence of extremist activities in these two countries since the early 1920's. The research examines further the interplay between Transnational Organized Crime and extremist groups in West Africa while examining possible reasons why these organizations are able to operate almost unhindered across borders, to such an extent that their respective states are rendered almost irrelevant.

Department

Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Date of Award

2-1-2015

Online Submission Date

February 2016

First Advisor

Pinfari, Marco

Committee Member 1

Elnur, Ibrahim

Committee Member 2

Tschirgi, Dan

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

122 p.

Rights

The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

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