Contact

Send us your feedback

Thank you for your feedback. An email has been sent to the ESRC support team.

An error occured whilst sending your feedback. Please review the problems below.

Our Research Catalogue contains grants and outputs data up until April/May 2014.

Policing a plurality of worlds: The Nigeria Police in metropolitan Kano, northern Nigeria

Grant reference: RES-000-22-4030

« View grant details

Journal article details

Policing a plurality of worlds : the Nigeria police in metropolitan Kano
The prevention of inter-communal conflict in cities where multiple religious and secular norms and processes affect the delivery of security and justice is a major challenge for governments and residents. Most analyses of conflict prevention focus on the part played by traditional authorities or civil society associations, downplaying the role of public police forces. Yet fieldwork in Kano, northern Nigeria, suggests that locally appropriate forms of conventional policing can be highly effective in lowering tension. While the need to negotiate with Kano’s semi-state and informal policing actors has not reconfigured the Nigerian police’s authority practices, Kano’s relative stability owes much to the political and technical skills with which senior police officers manage the city’s competitive environment.
10.1093/afraf/adr078
English

Primary contributor

Author Alice Hills

Additional details

111
442
Yes
0001-9909
Oxford University Press
01 January 2012
21
46-66
Oxford
Post-print
African affairs

Cite this outcome

Harvard

Hills, Alice (2012) Policing a plurality of worlds : the Nigeria police in metropolitan Kano. African affairs. 111 (442), pp. 46-66 Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vancouver

Hills Alice. Policing a plurality of worlds : the Nigeria police in metropolitan Kano. African affairs 2012; 111 (442): 46-66.