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Author Mentan, Tatah, 1948- author

Title Africa : Facing Human Security Challenges in the 21st Century / Tatah Mentan
Published Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa RPCIG, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 557 pages)
Contents Part I. Prologue, introduction and conceptual considerations. Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Conceptualizing globalization, hegemony, and human (in)security. Part II. Challenges of human security in Africa. Chapter 3. Economic (in)security -- Chapter 4. Food and nutrition security -- Chapter 5. Environmental challenges to human security -- Chapter 6. Globalization and challenges of political insecurity in Africa -- Chapter 7. Challenges to health security -- Chapter 8. Cultural insecurity in Africa today -- Chapter 9. Personal/citizen insecurity in Africa -- Chapter 10. Social insecurity in Africa: challenges and prospects. Part III. Epilogue: review, conclusions, and looking ahead. Chapter 12. Review of the past and present, conclusions and looking ahead
Summary AfricaĆ­s dynamic security environment is characterized by great diversityĆ³from conventional challenges such as insurgencies, resource and identity conflicts, and post-conflict stabilization to growing threats from piracy, narcotics trafficking, violent extremism, and organized crime taking root in urban slums, among others. This precarious environment jeopardizes security at the societal, community and individual levels. In a globalized and interconnected world, millions of people worldwide are affected by some form of human insecurity. Infectious and parasitic diseases annually kill millions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Human security -- Africa.
Internal security -- Africa.
National security -- Africa.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789956792368 (electronic bk.)
9956792365 (electronic bk.)