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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