STREAM: International Security in Africa in the 20th and 21st centuries

STREAM: International Security in Africa in the 20th and 21st centuries

 

This stream aims to explore the politics of international security in Africa in a multi-disciplinary perspective from the mid-20th to the 21st century. This would incorporate both the history of international approaches to security issues in Africa, and efforts within the continent itself to achieve national and regional security from the early postcolonial era to the present. It aims at a broad concept of “international security”, from more classical state and territorial-centric notions common in the early postcolonial and Cold War era, to its wider sense, which includes a range of transnational or non-state actors and trends today.

Panels in this stream may include:

  • History of formal and informal alliances in Africa
  • Security agendas of regional organisations and of individual states
  • History and development of African armies and security services
  • Military industry and technology
  • Military interventions in Africa
  • Transnational threats and challenges for security
  • Contribution of the African continent to debates and changing norms regarding international security.

 

To further debates on the politics of international security in Africa, this stream encourages papers presenting case studies as well as more theoretical contributions.

 

If you have any queries or suggestions please contact Anna Konieczna (anna.konieczna@sciencespo.fr) and Nathaniel Powell (nathaniel.powell@graduateinstitute.ch). For panel and paper submissions please follow the instructions on the website  http://www.asauk.net/call-for-papers-and-panels-asauk-2018-now-open/ 

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