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A Moral Approach to State Failure

January 11, 2011

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Father Stan Chu Ilo at St Michael’s College, University of Toronto, has written a perceptive review of Dancing on the Brink that appeared in Nigeriaworld last Friday. Following a detailed and accurate analysis of the book’s argument -- with which he does not always agree -- he suggests adding a moral and religious dimension to state failure, which he agrees is underway in Nigeria. His lens goes beyond my essentially political approach and contributes a deeper element to the conversation that is worth considering.

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