Author profile: Carl LeVan

A. Carl LeVan is an Assistant Professor at American University in Washington, D.C., and the author of the forthcoming Dictators and Democracy in African Development: the Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria (Cambridge University Press 2015). He tweets at @Dev4Security.

Review – Militancy and Violence in West Africa

Carl LeVan • May 2 2014 • Features

This tome convincingly shows how we must see violent extremism as a political and social phenomenon whose religious and regional variations are easily misunderstood.

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