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Private security in Africa : from the global assemblage to the everyday

Author: Paul Higate; Mats Utas; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet,
Publisher: London, UK : Zed Books Ltd, [2017] ©2017
Series: Africa now (Zed Books)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive analysis of the rise of private security providers across Africa, and its implications for African states and societies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Higate; Mats Utas; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet,
ISBN: 9781786990266 1786990261 9781786990259 1786990253
OCLC Number: 957507899
Notes: "... published in association with the Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet), Uppsala, Sweden in 2017 by Zed Books Ltd ..."--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Golden assemblages: security and development in Tanzania's gold mines --
2. Failed, weak or fake state? The role of private security in Somalia --
3. Private security beyond the private sector: community policing and secret societies in Sierra Leone --
4. The underbelly of global security: Sierra Leonean ex-militias in Iraq --
5. Who do you call? Private security policing in Durban, South Africa --
6. Security Sector Reform as Trojan Horse? The new security assemblages of privatized military training in Liberia --
7. Political becoming and non-state emergence in Kenya's security sector: Mungiki as security operator --
8. Parapluies politiques: the everyday politics of private security in the Democratic Republic of Congo --
Epilogue: African assemblages of private security.
Series Title: Africa now (Zed Books)
Responsibility: edited by Paul Higate and Mats Utas.

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