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Interrogating the Nexus between Globalization and Terrorism in Nigeria

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  • Michael I. Ogu
  • Rachael O. Iyanda
  • Emmanuel C. Ogu

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Globalization arguably has a link with terrorism, but the extent to which these two are linked has been a subject of continued research and debate across time and space. The subject of terrorism has been top in the agenda of the United Nations and other regional and even national governments, including Nigeria, since the end of the Cold War, and particularly since the beginning of the millennium. The crux of foreign policy in many states, in Africa and around the world, has arguably been centered on maximizing the merits of globalization, while at the same time limiting its discontents. This article explored again the nexus between globalization and terrorism particularly in Nigeria. Qualitatively, this study identified some computer applications and processes that may be helpful in ensuring that the merits of such nexus outweigh its demerits, since globalization has arguably become a part of the human existence. The study concludes by restating the growing indispensable nature of globalization, re-emphasizes the seeming nexus between globalization and terrorism in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general. Policy makers and state actors are advised to proactively explore the merits of the artifacts of globalization in fighting this terrible enemy of development – terrorism, at all levels, while also considering education as a veritable tool for anti-terrorism.

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  • Michael I. Ogu & Rachael O. Iyanda & Emmanuel C. Ogu, 2015. "Interrogating the Nexus between Globalization and Terrorism in Nigeria," Studies in Social Sciences and Humanities, Research Academy of Social Sciences, vol. 3(2), pages 71-86.
  • Handle: RePEc:rss:jnljsh:v3i2p3
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