A decade of Niger : politics, economy and society 2008-2017

TitleA decade of Niger : politics, economy and society 2008-2017
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsK. van Walraven
Date Published2019
Place PublishedLeiden ; Boston
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number9789004401419
Keywordseconomic history, Niger, political history, social history

This volume provides an overview of political and socioeconomic developments in Niger during the last ten years. Besides demonstrating the structural continuities in the politics of Niger, its society and economy, it goes into some of the fundamental changes that the country experienced in this period. Thus, it discusses the end of the Mamadou Tandja era, the beginning of oil production, the new Islamist insurgencies and the threat to Niger’s security, the chronic difficulties in food production and the growth of authoritarianism in Mahamadou Issoufou’s government.

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