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Dilemmas of weak states : Africa and transnational terrorism in the twenty-first century /
Tatah Mentan.
imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
description
x, 380 p.
ISBN
0754642003 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
isbn
0754642003 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5290129
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
This book examines the weak state-terrorism nexus with particular emphasis on Africa. Specifically, it provides an in-depth analysis of state weakness, poverty, and the opportunities offered by the latter for the breeding of terrorism and terrorists. It also looks at the part played by radical Islam in transnational terrorism in Africa. Emerging from this study is recognition of a need for the international system to analyze a wide range of issues that contribute to the weakening of African states.
Main Description
Tatah Mentan examines the weak state-terrorism nexus, with particular emphasis on Africa. Specifically, the book provides an in-depth analysis of state weakness, poverty and the opportunities offered by the latter for the breeding of terrorism and terrorists. It also looks at the part played by radical Islam in transnational terrorism in Africa.
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Dilemmas of Weak States' examines the weak state-terrorism nexus with particular emphasis on Africa; specifically it provides an in-depth analysis of state weakness, poverty and the opportunities offered by the latter for the breeding of terrorism and terrorists.
Long Description
Given the dramatic changes that have taken place in global politics in recent years (especially following September 11, 2001), it is time to examine a series of critical issues confronting the global political economy. One of the most important of these issues is terrorism and its relationship with weak states.This book examines the weak state-terrorism nexus with particular emphasis on Africa. Specifically, it provides an in-depth analysis of state weakness, poverty, and the opportunities offered by the latter for the breeding of terrorism and terrorists. It also looks at the part played by radical Islam in transnational terrorism in Africa. Emerging from this study is recognition of a need for the international system to analyze a wide range of issues that contribute to the weakening of African states.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Conceptual framework
State and terrorism: a global overview
The state, Africa's tragic anarchy and terrorism
State, permissive environment and mass terrorism
Weak African states, Islamic theopolitics and terrorism
Conclusion
Index
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