The refugee phenomenon is a major force in international politics, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where refugees are major actors in the affairs of their home and host countries. This book analyses why refugees, victims of insecurity due to conflict or persecution, have themselves become viewed by scholars and practitioners as a security threat. Using Kenya and Tanzania as case studies, the work also examines responses made to this threat.
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Table of ContentsContents: Introduction: refugees, Africa and security; Refugees as a security threat; Refugee militarisation; Refugees and inter-state conflict; Refugees and violent conflict in host states; Refugees and crime; Refugees and the problem of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW); Refugees and the terrorist threat; Security and refugee policies in East Africa; Bibliography; Index.