Practice, Pirates and Coast Guards: the grand narrative of Somali piracy

  title={Practice, Pirates and Coast Guards: the grand narrative of Somali piracy},
  author={Christian Bueger},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={1811 - 1827}
Abstract In this article I develop a practice–theoretical account to provide the first systematic investigation of the justification of Somali piracy. Arguing for an understanding of piracy as a ‘community of practice’, I show how this community is organised by a ‘grand narrative’ that projects piracy as a quasi-state practice of the protection of sovereignty against foreign intruders. Paying attention to narrative provides an explanation for the persistence of piracy and assists us in… 
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