The Dark Side of Inclusion: Informal Enterprise, Inclusive Markets and Islamic Extremism in Nigeria
This seminar examines how the commitment to economic inclusion in contemporary development policy affects informal economic actors in developing countries. It highlights the selective dynamics of inclusive market models, which generate new processes of exclusion in which the most vulnerable continue to be left behind. The case of Nigeria reveals how inclusive market initiatives reinforce parallel processes of informalization, poverty and Islamic extremism in the north of the country. Recent fieldwork in northern Nigeria is used to show how economic inclusion initiatives are intensifying competitive struggles within the informal economy in which stronger actors are crowding out poorer, less educated and migrant actors, exacerbating disaffection and vulnerability to radicalization.
Date: 11 February 2016, 16:00 (Thursday, 4th week, Hilary 2016)
Venue: Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: Gilbert Room
Speaker: Dr Kate Maegher (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Organising department: School of Geography and the Environment
Organiser: Negar Behzadi (University of Oxford)
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Part of: Geographies of informal and precarious labour - Transformations & Technological Natures Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Carlo Inverardi Ferri