Accession Number:



Student Activism and Religious Movements in Sahelian Universities

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Sep 2017,31 Aug 2019

Corporate Author:

University of Florida - Gainesville Gainesville United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:


Pagination or Media Count:



This project was designed to build on an initial Minerva Research Initiative project 2012-16 which examined the socio-political factors affecting the potential for instability in six African countriesSenegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Chadstretching across the arid Sahelian region. Among the least developed on earth, these predominately Muslim countries have raised significant concern in recent years, primarily due to the activities of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and other jihadi groups. Political instability, notably the collapse of Malis political system in 2012, underlined the salience of questions about the resilience of Sahelian states and their capacity to ensure the social order and effective governance that serves as a bulwark against radical movements. Our initial project sought to understand the complicated relations among varied and myriad factors affecting the prospects for stability.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement: