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dc.contributor.editorWalther, Olivier J.
dc.contributor.editorMiles, William F.S.
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-26T08:39:48Z
dc.date.available2022-04-26T08:39:48Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifierONIX_20220426_9781351680127_9
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/54175
dc.description.abstractSince the end of the Cold War, the monopoly of legitimate organized force of many African states has been eroded by a mix of rebel groups, violent extremist organizations, and self-defence militias created in response to the rise in organized violence on the continent. African Border Disorders explores the complex relationships that bind states, transnational rebels and extremist organizations, and borders on the African continent. Combining cutting edge network science with geographical analysis, the first part of the book highlights how the fluid alliances and conflicts between rebels, violent extremist organizations and states shape in large measure regional patterns of violence in Africa. The second part of the book examines the spread of Islamist violence around Lake Chad through the lens of the violent Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, which has evolved from a nationally-oriented militia group, to an internationally networked organization. The third part of the book explores how violent extremist organizations conceptualize state boundaries and territory and, reciprocally, how do the civil society and the state respond to the rise of transnational organizations. The book will be essential reading for all students and specialists of African politics and security studies, particularly those specializing on fragile states, sovereignty, new wars, and borders as well as governments and international organizations involved in conflict prevention and early intervention in the region.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government
dc.subject.otherAl Qaeda
dc.subject.otherBoko Haram
dc.subject.otherBruce Whitehouse
dc.subject.otherborder conflict
dc.subject.otherCaitriona Dowd
dc.subject.otherChristian Leuprecht
dc.subject.otherDaniel Cunningham
dc.subject.otherDavid B. Skillicorn
dc.subject.otherIslamic Maghreb
dc.subject.otherIslamic State
dc.subject.otherJaume Castan Pinos
dc.subject.otherKristen Tsolis
dc.subject.otherNikolas Emmanuel
dc.subject.otherQuan Zheng
dc.subject.otherSahara-Sahel
dc.subject.otherSean F. Everton
dc.subject.otherSteven M. Radil
dc.subject.otherterrorism
dc.subject.otherterrorist groups
dc.subject.otherWalther
dc.subject.otherWest Africa
dc.subject.otherWilliam F.S. Miles
dc.subject.otherWilliam F. Miles
dc.titleAfrican Border Disorders
dc.title.alternativeAddressing Transnational Extremist Organizations
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315166483
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9781351680127
oapen.relation.isbn9781315166483
oapen.relation.isbn9781138054684
oapen.relation.isbn9780367278595
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages230


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