Abdourahamane Idrissa Abdoulaye
University Lecturer Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa
For an overview of Abdourahmane Idrissa's research and publications, visit his profile on the ASCL website.
Abdourahmane (Rahmane) Idrissa is a political scientist fast embracing history. His doctorate in political science, with a concentration on democratisation and political Islam in Africa, was obtained at the University of Florida. Idrissa’s research expertise ranges from issues of states, institutions and democratisation in Africa to Salafi radicalism in the Sahel and current projects on the history of state formation in Africa, with a focus both on the modern (Niger) and premodern eras (Songhay).
Before joining the African Studies Centre Leiden, Idrissa has founded and run EPGA, a think tank in political economy in Niger, training students and coordinating projects based on methodologies of political economy analysis that focused on migration, youth employment and demography. In recent years, EPGA has worked in partnership with Clingendael on projects on migration, security issues and traditional governance in the Sahel borderlands.
Idrissa is also associated with the Niamey based social science laboratory LASDEL and is on the editorial board of the African Studies Quarterly, at the University of Florida.
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2020), A ‘COVID revolution’ in Africa? . INCLUDE: Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies [blog entry].
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2020), "Boko Halal" : limits to radicalization in Southern Niger Republic. In: Mustapha A.R., Meagher K. (Eds.) Overcoming Boko Haram : faith, society & Islamic radicalization in Northern Nigeria. Western Africa series Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer.
- Villalón L.A. & Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (Eds.) (2020), Democratic struggle, institutional reform, and state resilience in the African Sahel. New York: Lexington Books.
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2020), Diary: in Mali, London Review of Books 42(13).
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2020), Historical dictionary of Niger Historical dictionaries of Africa. New York: Rowman and Littlefield.
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2020), Islamic legal radicalism: the cases of Katsina and Maradi. In: Apard E. (Ed.) Transnational Islam: circulation of religious ideas, actors and practices between Niger and Nigeria. West African Politics and Society (WAPOSO) series no. 4 Leiden, Ibadan: African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL), Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA). 39-66.
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2020), The coup in Mali is an ominous sign for Francophone west Africa . The Guardian.
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2020), The dialectics of democratization and stability in the Sahel. In: Villalón L.A., Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (Eds.) Democratic struggle, institutional reform, and state resilience in the African Sahel. New York: Lexington Books. 191-210.
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2019), Mais que se passe-t-il au Sahel?, Alternatives économiques .
- Idrissa A. (2019), Dialogue in divergence: the impact of EU migration policy on West African integration: the cases of Nigeria, Mali, and Niger. Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
- Idrissa Adboulaye A. (2019), Islam and the Nigeria quandary: history, politics and reform Review of: 1. Kendhammer B. 2. Thurston A. 3. Vaughan O. 4. Loimeier R. (2016) 1. Muslims talking politics: framing Islam, democracy, and law in northern Nigeria. 2. Salafism in Nigeria: Islam, preaching, and politics 3. Religion and the making of Nigeria 4. Islamic reform in twentieth-century Africa, Africa: journal of the International African Institute 89(2): 401-406.
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2019), Salafists and the missing state in the Sahel. ASCL Africanist Blog. Leiden: African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL) [blog entry].
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2019), Tinder to the fire: Burkina Faso in the conflict zone RLS research papers on peace and conflict studies in West and Central Africa no. 2. Dakar: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.
- Idrissa A. (2019), Un dialogue sur fond de divergence : L'impact de la politique migratoire européenne sur l'integration Ouest-Africaine : les cas du Nigeria, du Mali et du Niger. Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2019), Weakened states and market giants: neoliberalism and democracy in Niger and West Bengal, Africa development 43(3): 25-52.
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2018), Islam et politique au Sahel : entre persuasion et violence. Niamey: EPGA.
- Idrissa Abdoulaye A. (2017), The politics of Islam in the Sahel: between persuasion and violence. London: Routledge.
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