France and the United States in Western Sahel: Cooperation and Competition in an Interlocking Conflict-Conference Presentation

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This paper was presented by Marcel Kitissou at the Symposium on Development, Extremism, Security and the State in Africa organized by Cornell Institute for African Development’s Symposium on October 28-29, 2016.

 

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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