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Northwestern University (Evanston, IL 60208-0001)
Ronald Cohen (Project Director: June 1972 to present)

The Origin of the State: A Case Study

About 200-400 years ago, the nothern half of the Bura-speaking peoples of Nigeria developed a Muslim form of government while the souther half remained organized along non-state lines. This study is a detailed attempt to find out how the split happened and what effects it has upon the contemporary culture and society of the region.

Project fields:
History, General

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1972 – 5/31/1974