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The Resource Conflict & security in Africa, edited by Rita Abrahamsen, (electronic resource)

Conflict & security in Africa, edited by Rita Abrahamsen, (electronic resource)

Label
Conflict & security in Africa
Title
Conflict & security in Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rita Abrahamsen
Contributor
Editor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
More than any other part of the globe, Africa has become associated with conflict, insecurity and human rights atrocities. In the popular imagination and the media, overpopulation, environmental degradation and ethnic hatred dominate accounts of African violence, while in academic and policy-making circles, conflict and insecurity have also come to occupy centre stage, with resource-hungry warlords and notions of 'greed' and 'grievance' playing key explanatory roles. Since the attacks of 9/11, there has also been mounting concern that the continent's so-called 'ungoverned spaces' will provide safe havens for terrorists intent on destroying Western civilization. The Review of African Political Economy has engaged extensively with issues of conflict and security, both analysing on-going conflicts and often challenging predominant modes of explanation and interpretation. This Review of African Political Economy Reader provides a timely, comprehensive and critical contribution to contemporary debates about conflict and security on the continent. The first section, covers some of the continent's main post-Cold War conflicts and demonstrates their global connections. The articles also discuss the so-called 'resource curse', as well as the global arms trade, and reveal the complexities of the relationship between the economic and the political. The second section focuses on security as part of post-Cold War global governance, and discusses the effects of liberal peace-building as well as the link between development assistance and the 'war on terror'. The final section examines life as it continues in conditions of war and shows how insecurity reconfigures urban space, transforms social order, identities and authority. Rita Abrahamsen is Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Canada . Published in association with ROAPE. ROAPE African Readers. Series Editors: Tunde Zack-Williams & Ray Bush
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
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Abrahamsen, Rita
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Conflict management
  • Peace-building
  • National security
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
Conflict & security in Africa, edited by Rita Abrahamsen, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782041641/type/BOOK
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Section 1. Global economies, state collapse & conflicts -- Ironies of Post-Cold War structural adjustment in Sierra Leone -- Timber booms, state busts : the political economy of Liberian timber -- Petro-insurgency or criminal syndicate? conflict & violence in the Niger delta -- Oil as the "curse" of conflict in Africa : peering through smoke and mirrors -- Defence expenditures, arms procurement & corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa. Section 2. Global security governance -- Somalia : "they created a desert & called it peace(building)" -- The Burundi peace negotiations : an African experience in peace-making -- Blair's Africa : the politics of securitisation and fear -- Abductions, kidnappings, and killings in the Sahel and the Sahara. Section 3. Cultures of conflict & insecurity -- The political economy of sacrifice : Kinois & the state -- A city under siege : banditry & modes of accumulation in Nairobi, 1991-2004 -- Cote d'Ivoire : patriotism, ethno-nationalism & other African modes of self-writing -- Beyond civil society : child soldiers as citizens in Mozambique
Control code
CR9781782041641
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781847010780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097121101
Label
Conflict & security in Africa, edited by Rita Abrahamsen, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782041641/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Section 1. Global economies, state collapse & conflicts -- Ironies of Post-Cold War structural adjustment in Sierra Leone -- Timber booms, state busts : the political economy of Liberian timber -- Petro-insurgency or criminal syndicate? conflict & violence in the Niger delta -- Oil as the "curse" of conflict in Africa : peering through smoke and mirrors -- Defence expenditures, arms procurement & corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa. Section 2. Global security governance -- Somalia : "they created a desert & called it peace(building)" -- The Burundi peace negotiations : an African experience in peace-making -- Blair's Africa : the politics of securitisation and fear -- Abductions, kidnappings, and killings in the Sahel and the Sahara. Section 3. Cultures of conflict & insecurity -- The political economy of sacrifice : Kinois & the state -- A city under siege : banditry & modes of accumulation in Nairobi, 1991-2004 -- Cote d'Ivoire : patriotism, ethno-nationalism & other African modes of self-writing -- Beyond civil society : child soldiers as citizens in Mozambique
Control code
CR9781782041641
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781847010780
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097121101

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