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Faith Politics in Nigeria: Nigeria as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World

John N. Paden, Robinson Professor of International Studies

In Faith Politics in Nigeria: Nigeria as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World (United States Institute of Peace Press, April 2008), Paden examines whether Nigeria’s influence extends beyond its region. He contends that Nigeria is globally significant and argues that the country, with a population that is almost evenly divided between Muslims and Christians, could serve as a model for interreligious political accommodation and as a bridge in global politics between the West and the Muslim world.