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France and the new imperialism : security policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Bruno Charbonneau
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
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The role of French security policy and cooperation in Africa has long been recognized as a critically important factor in African politics and international relations. This book investigates whether French involvement in Africa is really in the interest of Africans and offers a sophisticated understanding of critical security studies.
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Charbonneau, Bruno.
France and the new imperialism.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008
(DLC) 2007027816
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruno Charbonneau
ISBN: 0754690784 9780754690788
OCLC Number: 560601862
Description: 1 online resource (189 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1 French Security Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa; 2 The Symbolic State, Security, and Symbolic France; 3 Colonizing the Political in Africa: Underwriting French Hegemony and Proscribing Dissent; 4 Authorizing Hegemony: French Power and Military Cooperation, 1960-1994; 5 Into the Twenty-First Century: Liberal War, Global Governance, and French Military Cooperation; 6 Making (In)Security: The Use of Force to Master Violence; 7 Complicity in Genocide: France in Rwanda.
Responsibility: Bruno Charbonneau.
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Argues that French involvement in Africa is not in the interest of Africans, since French intervention denies African political freedom and sustains their social, economic and political conditions.  Read more...

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