African Security Politics Redefined

African Security Politics Redefined

by K. Dokken
     
 

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This book analyzes recent alterations in African security politics, focusing on regionalization of civil wars, transnational aspects of African conflicts, African regional peacekeeping efforts, the privatization of security in Africa, and the role of the UN in peacekeeping.

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This book analyzes recent alterations in African security politics, focusing on regionalization of civil wars, transnational aspects of African conflicts, African regional peacekeeping efforts, the privatization of security in Africa, and the role of the UN in peacekeeping.

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"African Security Politics Redefined" makes an important contribution to the study of National Security, in general, and to the study of Africa, in particular. Using Africa as the backdrop, Dokken challenges the classical assumptions we use to understand and explain war and security. The weak state itself, rather than the classical assumption of one strong state threatening a neighbor, must be understood as the central security issue in Africa. This volume takes the facts on the ground to help rebuild our theoretical approach to Africa security, an essential task for understanding post-Cold War international security. Then, unlike most volumes dealing with theoretical or analytical categories, it leads to on-the-ground solutions for Africa's growing security challenges." - James J. Hentz, Professor and Chair of the Department of International Studies, Virginia Military Institute

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403977618
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Karin Dokken is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo.

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