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FRANCIS, DAVID J. - Civil Militia: Africa's Intractable Security Menace

Title: Civil Militia: Africa's Intractable Security Menace
Description: Ashgate Publishing Limited, UK, 2005. First Edition, Hardcover. Fine Condition. 9780754644521 "310 Pages. This volume critically engages with the phenomenon of civil militias in Africa, especially the nature of threats and challenges they pose to national and human security. It questions why the African political scene is increasingly inundated with the activities of civil militias, examines the socio-political and economic conditions that trigger and/or encourage and sustain the operations of civil militias, and investigates the dominant motivations of African civil militias. In the face of this complex security emergency, the volume conceptualizes and theorizes the phenomenon of civil militias; focuses the academic debate and policy on the links between civil militias and the growing cycle of state failure, instability, collapse and fragmentation in Africa; broadly and critically explores and expounds the short-term security consequences of the operations of civil militias; and articulates a corpus of policy-relevant knowledge. The book is ideally suited to courses on African studies, security and peace studies and military studies but would also be of interest to practitioners." "Book Description: This volume critically engages with the phenomenon of civil militias in Africa, especially the nature of threats and challenges they pose to national and human security. It questions why the African political scene is increasingly inundated with the activities of civil militias, examines the socio-political and economic conditions that trigger and/or encourage and sustain the operations of civil militias, and investigates the dominant motivations of African civil militias. In the face of this complex security emergency, the volume conceptualizes and theorizes the phenomenon of civil militias; focuses the academic debate and policy on the links between civil militias and the growing cycle of state failure, instability, collapse and fragmentation in Africa; broadly and critically explores and expounds the short-term security consequences of the operations of civil militias; and articulates a corpus of policy-relevant knowledge. The book is ideally suited to courses on African studies, security and peace studies and military studies but would also be of interest to practitioners. : Review: 'An important collection of writings on a key aspect of security that has been markedly under-researched elsewhere, yet has implications that go well beyond Africa. What is particularly impressive is the remarkable wealth of experience that has been brought together in a single volume.' Paul Rogers, Bradford University, UK '...a major contribution to the field of African security and a very competent approach to a serious problem...The editor should be congratulated for putting together this valuable collection. Indeed, the volume is recommended to anyone interested in African peace and conflict as well as general African politics since it appears, regrettably, that militias are not going to go away any time soon.' International Affairs '...the book does bring up some important issues and provides useful information on specific movements.' African Affairs : About the Author: David J. Francis is Lecturer and Founder-Director of the Africa Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK." Size: 2.5 x 17.1 x 24.1 cm. 310 pages. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. Category: History; ISBN: 0754644529. ISBN/EAN: 9780754644521. Inventory No: X113-1260.

Keywords: BZDB395 National security -- Africa, Militia movements -- Africa, Civil war -- Africa, Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-, Dewey: 322.42096 History; Civil Militia Africas Intractable Security Menace David J Francis

Price: GBP 45.00 = appr. US$ 64.26 Seller: Cosmo Books
- Book number: X113-1260

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