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West African Studies Conflict over Resources and Terrorism Two Facets of Insecurity

This study first analyses an old and recurring form of instability in the region: conflict over resources. A series of case studies examines the causes of these conflicts with reference to the associated regional challenges and response tools. Secondly, the study addresses terrorism, a relatively new dimension of insecurity. It outlines the development of AQMI and Boko Haram and then focuses on a comparative analysis of legal mechanisms to fight against terrorism. The argument holds that the congruence of these insecurities and the current violent crises present an unprecedented risk of desta
eBook, English, 2013
OECD Publishing, Paris, 2013
1 online resource (146 p.)
9789264190283, 9264190287
The Club; Contents; Foreword; Conflict over resources; Environmental and security parameters; Defining environmental security; Parameters used to analyse the link between environmental resources and conflict; Environment, food security and conflict; Debate on the relationship between migration and climate; Vulnerability to climate hazards and the link between resources and conflict; Bibliography; Land conflicts; Definitions; History; Recurrent overlapping causes; Factors specific to West Africa; Dimensions of land conflicts; Regional and local mechanisms of regulation; Challenges Critical analysis of anti-terrorism lawsANNEX 6.A1. Anti-terrorism laws in West African states; ANNEX 6.A2. Legislation sources; Bibliography
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