Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos

PRIO Global Fellow

Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos
Institution: Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and Centre Population et Développement (CEPED)
Email: marc-antoine.perouse-de-montclos@ird.fr
Website: www.ceped.org
Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Migration and forced displacement
  • Conflict analysis
  • Humanitarianism and aid

Background

​​​Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos is a Doctor in political science and a senior researcher at the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) in Paris. He has lived for several years in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. He was appointed a PRIO Global Fellow in 2014.
 
A specialist on armed conflicts in Africa South of the Sahara, he graduated from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (IEP) and has published some eighty articles and books, including Le Nigeria (1994), Violence et sécurité urbaines (1997), L’aide humanitaire, aide à la guerre ? (2001), Villes et violences en Afrique subsaharienne(2002), Diaspora et terrorisme (2003), Guerres d’aujourd’hui (2007), Etats faibles et sécurité privée en Afrique noire (2008), Les humanitaires dans la guerre (2013), La tragédie malienne (2013), Crises et migrations (2014), Boko Haram: Islamism, Politics, Security, and the State in Nigeria (2015), Un développement « humanitaire » ? Les ONG à l’épreuve de la critique (2016), Violence, statistics, and the politics of accounting for the dead (2016), Violence in Nigeria: A qualitative and quantitative analysis (2016).

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Publications

Le Nigeria (1994), Violence et sécurité urbaines (1997), L’aide humanitaire, aide à la guerre ? (2001), Villes et violences en Afrique subsaharienne(2002), Diaspora et terrorisme (2003), Guerres d’aujourd’hui (2007), Etats faibles et sécurité privée en Afrique noire (2008), Les humanitaires dans la guerre (2013), La tragédie malienne (2013), Crises et migrations (2014), Boko Haram: Islamism, Politics, Security, and the State in Nigeria (2015), Un développement « humanitaire » ? Les ONG à l’épreuve de la critique (2016), Violence, statistics, and the politics of accounting for the dead (2016), Violence in Nigeria: A qualitative and quantitative analysis (2016).


All Publications

Edited Volume

Pérouse de Montclos, Marc-Antoine (ed.) (2014) Boko Haram: Islamism, politics, security and the state in Nigeria. Leiden: African Studies Centre. West African Politics and Society Series.

Popular Article

Report - Other

Pérouse de Montclos, Marc-Antoine (2014) Nigeria’s Interminable Insurgency? Addressing the Boko Haram Crisis, Chatham House Research Paper. London: Chatham House.

Report - External Series

Montclos, Marc-Antoine Pérouse de (2014) Nigeria : Fourth Report on Violence (2006-2014), Nigeria Watch Report, 4. Nigeria Watch.

Blog Posts

An Incomplete Picture of the Humanitarian Crisis in the Lake Chad Region

Posted by Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos on Friday, 31 March 2017

The broader context of the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region, particularly in Borno State in the northeast of Nigeria, remains largely unknown to a Western audience, and in the media coverage it is mostly the stories about Boko Haram’s atrocities that are being told. Everybody condemned the jihadist ... Read more »

Boko Haram does not have the Fire Power of the Islamic State

Posted by Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos on Friday, 23 January 2015

Boko Haram’s influence and cruelty is still increasing. On the 3rd of January the Islamist group first attacked Baga, situated at the riverside of Lake Chad in the north of the State of Borno. They then came back several days later and demolished the entire city and its surrounding villages. ... Read more »