New Security Threats And Crises In Africa: Regional and International Perspectives

Hardcover | December 15, 2010

EditorJack MangalabyJack Mangala

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Since the end of the Cold War, the concept of national security has been widened to include a range of non-military threats to the security of the state. This book explores the underlying tensions between a state-centric concept of security, and the concept of human security with respect to a number of new security threats emanating from situations of forced displacement of populations, terrorism, diseases, food insecurity, and the impacts of climate change, all of which are prevalent in Africa and give a particular resonance to the evolving security discourse. The volume undertakes a thorough interdisciplinary investigation of the tensions between state security and human security in the search for solutions to African crises by the international community and regional actors.

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Since the end of the Cold War, the concept of national security has been widened to include a range of non-military threats to the security of the state. This book explores the underlying tensions between a state-centric concept of security, and the concept of human security with respect to a number of new security threats emanating fr...

Jack Mangala is an Associate Professor of Political Science and African and African American Studies at Grand Valley State University, where he also serves both as the Director of the African and African American Studies Program and the Director of the Area Studies Center in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. He is co-au...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.56 × 5.65 × 0.88 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230107966

ISBN - 13:9780230107960

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Evolving Security Discourse and Crises in Africa: Conceptual, Policy and Practical Relevance--Jack Mangala * PART I. NEW SECURITY THREATS: AFRICAN AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES * The African Union and Security in Africa-- Jamila El Abdellaoui * Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: From Humanitarian to Security Paradigm-- Jack Mangala * Africa’s Responses to International Terrorism and the War against It--Abdul Karim Bangura & Billie D. Tate * Climate Change and Risk of Conflict in Africa--Oli Brown and Alec Crawford * Securing Africa’s Food Security: Current Constraints and Future Options--Daniel Karanja * Confronting Africa’s Health Challenges--Jeremy Youde * PART II. THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND AFRICAN CRISES * Darfur and the International Community: State-building, Self-determination and “The Responsibility to Protect”--Mohamed Salih * The International Community and Congo’s Recent Crises -- John F. Clark * International Organizations and Civil Wars in Africa: The Liberian Case -- George Kieh * International Actors and Côte d'Ivoire's Political and Economic Crises --  Abdul Karim Bangura * A Crisis with an Origin: Proposing a Framework for Local and International Engagement in Zimbabwe -- Mambo Mupepi