Terrorism in Africa: The Evolving Front in the War on Terror

Terrorism in Africa: The Evolving Front in the War on Terror

by John Davis
     
 

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The study, Terrorism in Africa: The Evolving Front in the War on Terrorism, represents a research endeavor aimed at increasing scholarly discourse on the ever-expanding threat of terrorism and terrorist-related violence in the region. It offers the most wide-ranging analysis of the sub-national and transnational terrorists groups that have made Africa the

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The study, Terrorism in Africa: The Evolving Front in the War on Terrorism, represents a research endeavor aimed at increasing scholarly discourse on the ever-expanding threat of terrorism and terrorist-related violence in the region. It offers the most wide-ranging analysis of the sub-national and transnational terrorists groups that have made Africa the second most violent region in the world. Additionally, the study expands the coverage of the multiple dynamics that indicate why terrorist-related violence continues to increase in the region and closes with regional solutions to the threat of terrorism. This collection of essays offers a comprehensive analysis of the states, terrorist groups, and critical issues that have increased the specter of terrorism in Africa. The study is divided into three themes: (1) the diversity of the terrorist threat among states in the region, (2) the regional dynamics and the local response to terrorism, and (3) regional solutions to the threat of terrorism in Africa.

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James Forest
This volume offers a timely and necessary contribution to the scholarly research on Africa's security challenges and helps inform the global community's efforts to secure a better future for the continent.
Perspectives on Terrorism
The contributors to this important edited volume discuss the expanding threat of terrorism in Africa in terms of the affected states, terrorist groups and critical issues that shape the context for understanding these dynamics. As explained by the volume’s editor, the book is divided into three themes: (1) the diversity of the terrorist threat among states in the region (e.g. terrorism in Somalia, West Africa, and North Africa), (2) the nature of the dynamics of terrorism (e.g. terrorism and Islam, terrorist safe havens), and (3) regional solutions to the threat of terrorism in Africa (e.g. evaluating the effectiveness of counterterrorism in Africa, the roles of good governance and developmental assistance, and assessing the progress of regional organizations such as the African Union in countering terrorism). This volume is one of the very few studies that examine the threat of terrorism in Africa and counterterrorism measures in response in all their dimensions, making it indispensable for those studying these issues.
Dr. James Forest
This volume offers a timely and necessary contribution to the scholarly research on Africa's security challenges and helps inform the global community's efforts to secure a better future for the continent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739135754
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
04/29/2010
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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James Forest
This volume offers a timely and necessary contribution to the scholarly research on Africa's security challenges and helps inform the global community's efforts to secure a better future for the continent.

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John Davis is a professor at Howard University.

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