Special issue of ODS celebrates legacy of Raufu Mustapha

19 February, 2021

A new special issue of Oxford Development Studies celebrates the legacy of Abdul Raufu Mustpaha, our friend and colleague who passed away in 2017.

The issue was edited by two of Raufu's former DPhils, Ami V Shah, now Associate Professor of Anthropology & Global Studies at Pacific Lutheran University, and David Ehrhardt, now Associate Professor at Leiden University.

'Governance, Power, and Diversity in African States: Celebrating the Legacy of Abdul Raufu Mustapha' also includes papers by a number of other former DPhils: Luisa Enria, Ukoha Ukiwo, Nelson Oppong, Daniel Agbiboa and Arnim Langer. 

It includes the following articles:

  • David Ehrhardt & Ami V Shah, Introduction: Abdul Raufu Mustapha and the study of difference and power in African states
  • Leila Demarest, Arnim Langer & Ukoha Ukiwo, Nigeria’s Federal Character Commission (FCC): a critical appraisal
  • Nelson Oppong, Between elite reflexes and deliberative impulses: oil and the landscape of contentious politics in Ghana
  • Ini Dele-Adedeji, Rationalising the appeal of the Boko Haram sect in Northern Nigeria before July 2009
  • Daniel Egiegba Agbiboa, Vigilante youths and counterinsurgency in Northeastern Nigeria: the civilian joint task force
  • Portia Roelofs, Contesting localisation in interfaith peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria
  • Luisa Enria, Unsettled authority and humanitarian practice: reflections on local Iegitimacy from Sierra Leone’s borderlands
  • Paul Michael Clough (1949-2019), The moral economy of rural Hausaland: a perspective from long-term field research

The issue is currently free to access.

Ami V Shah and David Ehrhardt (eds) (2020) 'Special Issue: Governance, Power, and Diversity in African States: Celebrating the Legacy of Abdul Raufu Mustapha', Oxford Development Studies 48 (4)