Migration, Communal Conflict and Group Rights in Ife-Modakeke, Nigeria
The Ife-Modakeke communal conflict started as an intra-tribal affair around 1849 but over the years metamorphosed into an issue of national and global concern, with serious implications for Nigeria's democracy and stability. This book, therefore, examines the interplay of forces underlying Ife-Modakeke conflict's metamorphosis in the context of Nigeria's political history. It focuses on the role of migration, issues relating to group rights of communities, the nature and effects of state actions, elite and civil society involvement. The analysis elucidates on the multidimensional nature of conflict, and should be especially useful to students and scholars of African history, peace and conflict scholars, or anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of protracted conflicts in Africa.