Africa in the New World Order : Peace and Security Challenges in the Twenty-First Century
Since 9/11, international security has been redefined and new challenges have been identified. Africa is facing new security challenges, and the continent has become an important battleground in the fight against terrorism. The revolutions of 2011 and after, now known as the Arab Spring, have highlighted the African peoples continuing struggle against poverty and corruption. This volume analyzes some of the many problems currently facing the African peoples and places them in the wider context of global security.
- Hardback | 276 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 1,882.4g
- 08 Jul 2014
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
- 4 Tables, unspecified; 1 Maps
Table of contents
Introduction- Olayiwola Abegunrin Part 1: African Security Perspective Chapter 1: Leadership Problem and Africa's Security Challenges in the New International Order- Olayiwola Abegunrin Chapter 2: Nigeria and the Emergency of Boko Haram: Anatomy of A Weak State- Olusoji Akomolafe Chapter 3: The 2002 Rebellion, Civil War and Presidential Election Crisis of 2010 in Cote D'Ivoire- Balla M. Keita Part 2: African Security in Regional Perspectives Chapter 4: The Niger Delta: A Tenuous and Perilous Security Condition- Sabelle Ogbobode Abidde Chapter 5: Political Instability and Prospect for Economic Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo- Olayiwola Abegunrin Chapter 6: Security Dilemma: Post-Independence Arrangements between North-South Sudan- Benjamin A. Machar Chapter 7: Revolutions Across North Africa: What Will Be Their Impact on the Rest of Africa- Mohammed El-Khawas Chapter 8: Appraising Africa's Fifty Years of Independence: The Struggle of Attaining Viable Peace and Security- Alem Hailu Part 3: African Security in Global Perspectives Chapter 9: The Domestic and Global Implications of the Niger Delta Crisis- Sabella Ogbobode Abidde Chapter 10: Somalia in the Horn African security Equation since September 11, 2001- Christopher Daniels Chapter 11: The African Condition: Islam and International Terrorism- Sulayman S. Nyang
A collection of eleven well-researched and well-written essays assembled by one of Africa's finest and most brilliant scholars of our times, Africa in the New World Order painstakingly addresses major problems which have bedeviled Africa's orderly march to progress, growth, and development. It is indisputably a curtain raiser and a must read for anyone interested in understanding peace and security challenges in Africa. -- Adeoye A. Akinsanya, Tai Solarin University of Education This edited volume deals with the state of affairs in Africa, half a century after independence, and its role in the increasingly interdependent world order of the 21st century. Africa, according to the book, has a rich legacy and is part of the rich narrative of humanity. The post-independence reality, however, demonstrates that the lack of good governance, the security dilemma in general, and the dearth of selfless and transformative leadership have complicates situations in Africa, hampers development, and disempowers the people. This book is informative, educational, and is a good read for scholars, diplomats, graduate students, and the general public interested to learn about the economic, political, and social intricacies within the continent and beyond. -- Getachew Metaferia, Morgan State University In this fascinating and engaging volume, Abegunrin and the other contributors take the reader through the multi-dimensional security problems and challenges facing Africa in the twenty-first century. The work utilizes an interdisciplinary framework that integrates the tools of various disciplines to skillfully analyze these complex issues. Compelling, insightful, and persuasive, this book is an important addition to the literature on African peace and security studies. It is not only policy relevant; it is a valuable resource for the general reader interested in Africa in the contemporary global order. -- Adebayo Oyebade, Tennessee State University
About Olayiwola Abegunrin
Olayiwola Abegunrin is professor of international relations and African studies at Howard University.