Piracy, state capacity and root causes

  title={Piracy, state capacity and root causes},
  author={Nikolaos Biziouras},
  journal={African Security Review},
  pages={111 - 122}
By comparing the Somali experience of piracy with the emerging situation in the Gulf of Guinea, I show that increases in the enforcement aspects of state capacity in the Gulf of Guinea states are necessary but not sufficient tools to combat the emergence, growth, and institutionalisation of piracy. Such tools would require state-building measures that would minimise the incentives of individuals to join piracy organisations and they would have to effectively deal with youth unemployment, income… 

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