Haastrup T & Dijkstra H (2017) New directions for African security. Contemporary Security Policy, 38 (1), pp. 102-108. https://doi.org/10.1080/13523260.2017.1293392
African security, particularly conflict-related political violence, is a key concern in international relations. This forum seeks to advance existing research agendas by addressing four key themes: domestic politics and peacekeeping; security sector reform programs; peace enforcement; and the protection of civilians. Each of the articles in this forum makes a case for analyzing African agency when it comes to African security. As a way of introduction, this short article sets out the main debates and concludes by providing further directions for future research. © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Africa; security; peacekeeping; security sector reform; civilian protection; peace enforcement
Contemporary Security Policy: Volume 38, Issue 1