Terrorism in West Africa: Real, emerging or imagined threats?

  title={Terrorism in West Africa: Real, emerging or imagined threats?},
  author={C. Obi},
  journal={African Security Review},
  pages={101 - 87}
  • C. Obi
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • African Security Review
  • This essay locates the West African region in the context of the post-9/11 discourses on terrorism and counter-terrorism, particularly as it relates to the global war on terror. It identifies and analyses the issues and challenges that flow from the integration of West Africa into hegemonic transnational/globalised security arrangements, and the ways in which the emerging state (militaristic) and globalised security framework could reinforce or, paradoxically, undermine regional, intranational… CONTINUE READING
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