The Moral Economy of Hunger: Lessons from the US and the Sahel

Author: Marcel Kitissou

Marcel provocatively charts the cartography of hunger in Sahelian Africa and the United States to challenge dominant representations of the spaces of hunger and in the face of the proliferation of hunger calls for a “moral economy” that can reconcile “personal responsibility (oikos) and social solidarity (polis).”

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© 2013 The Sahel Consortium

Governance and Conflict in the Sahel’s ‘Ungoverned Space’

Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, 2(2): 2013, pp. 1-17.

Authors: Clionadh Raleigh and Caitriona Dowd

This article concerns governance and vio­lence rates across the ‘ungoverned’ spaces of the African Sahel. We consider how the dominant narrative for Africa generally, and the Sahel specifically, ‘securitizes’ space, and presents poverty, underdevelopment, and ‘ungoverned’ spaces as security threats to be addressed (Abrahamsen 2005; Keenan 2008).

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How will Algeria reinvent Itself?

Notes internacionals CIDOB, núm. 74

Author: Francis Ghilès

Ghilès deftly survey’s the political and economic challenges that Algeria – Africa’s largest country – will face after president Bouteflika’s departure.

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Francis Ghilès, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB

© 2013 CIDOB Foundation

The Sahara and Sahel after Gaddhafi

Barcelona Center for International Affairs

Notes internacionals CIDOB, núm. 44

Laurence Aïda Ammour

By redrawing the geostrategic map of the Maghreb and Sahel, Gaddhafi’s fall and elimination has disrupted old strategic balances, caused a psychological shock to numerous communities who are faithful to the Libyan leader, and generated socio-economic repercussions that are being harshly felt.

The power vacuum at the core of the old geopolitical structure has direct consequences on the Sahel as a whole, and both domestically and transnationally as well. The region, already afflicted by a number of security challenges such as drug, arms or human trafficking, and the intensification of uprisings and terrorist attacks by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), now faces unexpected risks emerging from the Libyan crisis, notably in the border regions of the Saharo-Sahelian countries.

>> English version: The Sahara and Sahel after Gaddhafi (pdf download)

>> Version française: L’après-Gaddhafi au Sahara-Sahel  (pdf download)

Laurence Aïda Ammour, Associate researcher at CIDOB and at Les Afriques dans le Monde to the Bordeaux Institute for Political Sciences

© 2013 CIDOB Foundation