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African security in the twenty-first century: Challenges and opportunities

Stephen Emerson and Hussein Solomon


This book explores the evolving African security paradigm in light of the multitude of diverse threats facing the continent and the international community today and in the decades ahead. It challenges current thinking and traditional security constructs as woefully inadequate to meet the real security concerns and needs of African governments in a globalized world. The continent has becoming increasingly integrated into an international security architecture, whereby Africans are just as vulnerable to threats emanating from outside the continent as they are from home-grown ones. Thus, Africa ... More

Keywords: violence and conflict, human security, terrorism and counter-terrorism, pandemic disease, peacekeeping and stability, failed and failing states, African Union, European Union, United States, International engagement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526122735
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526122735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Emerson, author
former Chair of Security Studies at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, DC

Hussein Solomon, author
Senior Professor in the Department of Political Studies and Governance at the University of the Free State, South Africa