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African Agency in a Changing Security Environment: Sources, Opportunities and Challenges

Hammerstad, Anne (2013) African Agency in a Changing Security Environment: Sources, Opportunities and Challenges. Conflict, Security and Development, 13 (5). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1467-8802. (doi:10.1080/14678802.2013.849470) (KAR id:36255)

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Abstract

This special issue contributes to the growing debate on the nature and limits of African

security sphere. This is a sphere traditionally characterised as dominated by existential

restrictive environment for agency, particularly of the transformative kind.We do not take

viewpoint. The articles included in this special issue have in common that they all aim to

perceived, defined and pursued by African actors, whether multilateral institutions, states,

We argue in favour of an understanding of agency which is relational and

co-constitutive, a theme reflected across the studies presented. Through this approach we

understanding the responses of African actors to contemporary security challenges.

security threats to states and regions, while others focus on the human security needs of

improve, or at least attempt to improve, their lives.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14678802.2013.849470
Uncontrolled keywords: african agency, structure-agency debate, security
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Depositing User: A. Hammerstad
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 10:59 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36255 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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