Contemporary Security Issues in Africa, 1st Edition

  • William A. Taylor
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  • ISBN-10: 1440851913
  • ISBN-13: 9781440851919
  • DDC: 355
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Presenting both general overviews and specific case studies, this book provides an excellent introduction to contemporary security issues in Africa, home to more than thirty of the fifty most fragile nations in the world. It covers the last three decades of conflict on the continent, focusing on such topics as weak and failing states, ethnic conflict and civil wars, natural resources and environmental security, political violence and terrorism, piracy and maritime security, food security and poverty, international responses, and future prospects. The core of the book comprises detailed analysis of the nexus between culture, politics, and security in Africa, while the volume as a whole examines key regional and transnational security issues affecting Africa and their implications at the state, regional, and international levels. The book explores the dynamic role that African nations play in influencing international security and also investigates and articulates factors heightening the importance of Africa's role in international affairs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Contemporary Security Issues in Africa.
2: Weak and Fragile States.
3: Ethno-Religious Conflict and Civil Wars.
4: Natural Resources and Environmental Security.
5: Violent Extremism and Terrorism.
6: Piracy and Maritime Security.
7: Food Security and Extreme Poverty.
8: International Responses.
9: Linkages and Future Prospects.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.