Routledge Handbook of African Security

Routledge Handbook of African Security

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This new Handbook examines the issues, challenges, and debates surrounding the problem of security in Africa. Africa is home to most of the world's current conflicts, and security is a key issue. However, African security can only be understood by employing different levels of analysis: the individual (human security), the state (national/state security), and the region (regional/international security). Each of these levels provides analytical tools for understanding what could be called the qAfrican security predicamentq and these debates are animated by the qnew securityq issues: immigration, small arms transfers, gangs and domestic crime, HIV/AIDS, transnational crime, poverty, and environmental degradation. African security therefore not only presents concrete challenges for international security but provides a real-world context for challenging conventional conceptions of security. Drawing together contributions from a wide range of key thinkers in the field, the Routledge Handbook of African Security engages with these debates, and is organized into four parts: Part I: The African security predicament in the twenty-first century; Part II: Understanding conflict in Africa; Part III: Regionalism and Africa; Part IV: External influences. This Handbook will be of great interest to students of African politics, human security, global security, war and conflict studies, peacebuilding, and IR in general.Rockower, P. (2011) Qatara#39;s Public Diplomacy. JRockower/PSR/QatarPDV4.pdf (accessed 1 November 2011). ... Rotberg, R. ( 2004) a€œThe Failure and Collapse of Nation-States: Breakdown, Preventions and Repaira€ in Rotberg (ed.) When States Fail, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press: 1a€“49.

Title:Routledge Handbook of African Security
Author:James J. Hentz
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-08-22


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