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dc.contributor.authorOmeni, Akali
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-05T16:30:07Z
dc.date.available2022-04-05T16:30:07Z
dc.date.issued2022-04-05
dc.identifier277319611
dc.identifierfc4cfd5c-6f7e-4d6c-98d8-7afb8beabcb4
dc.identifier85129135157
dc.identifier000778466400001
dc.identifier.citationOmeni , A 2022 , ' Lies or half-truths? Boko Haram’s ideology from a social movement theory perspective ' , African Security Review , vol. 31 , no. 2 , pp. 174-194 . https://doi.org/10.1080/10246029.2022.2027253en
dc.identifier.issn1024-6029
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-2282-6626/work/111210396
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/25143
dc.description.abstractUsing Social Movement Theory (SMT) as a methodological framework and explicitly employing the core SMT concepts of political opportunism and framing, this paper seeks to examine Boko Haram’s use of discourse in activism. As a rarely employed research method within the Boko Haram literature, SMT holds explanatory power around the movement’s approach to transforming motivation potential into actual mobilization via frame resonance. Focusing on the application of framing within (interpreted) sermons, lectures and exhortations by both Muhammad Yusuf and Abubakar Shekau as former substantive leaders of Boko Haram, this paper unpacks the discourse of Boko Haram’s ideology. The paper shows that this ideology, which contrasts the softened core of the Salafist/Wahhabi doctrines from which Boko Haram broke away, relies on problematic interpretations of Qur’ānic exegesis and political thought as both relate to faith and governance in northern Nigeria. One policy recommendation to emerge from this study is that counter-narratives to Boko Haram’s ideology should highlight not just why but also how the group’s rhetoric employs lies and half-truths in an attempt to rationalize its activism; despite what appears to be an adherence to Qur’ānic exegesis, in making its claims.
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dc.format.extent2772365
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofAfrican Security Reviewen
dc.subjectSocial movement theoryen
dc.subjectFramingen
dc.subjectPolitical opportunismen
dc.subjectIslamic jurisprudenceen
dc.subjectBoko Haramen
dc.subjectIdeologyen
dc.subjectBP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etcen
dc.subjectJS Local government Municipal governmenten
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subjectMCCen
dc.subject.lccBPen
dc.subject.lccJSen
dc.titleLies or half-truths? : Boko Haram’s ideology from a social movement theory perspectiveen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of International Relationsen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10246029.2022.2027253
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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