The Palgrave Handbook of Small Arms and Conflicts in Africa

Editors: Tar, Usman A., Onwurah, Charles Pen (Eds.)

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  • Explores the status of arms and weapons in Africa on communal, local, regional, and political levels
  • Addresses individual topics that explain the unique conflicts in each African country
  • Highlights complicated and individual threads that lead to the proliferation of arms in Africa
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This handbook provides critical analyses of the theory and practices of small arms proliferation and its impact on conflicts and organized violence in Africa. It examines the terrains, institutions, factors and actors that drive armed conflict and arms proliferation, and further explores the nature, scope, and dynamics of conflicts across the continent, as well as the extent to which these conflicts are exacerbated by the proliferation of small arms. The volume features rich analyses by contributors who are acquainted with, and widely experienced in, the formal and informal structures of arms proliferation and control, and their repercussions on violence, instability and insecurity across Africa. The chapters dissect the challenges of small arms and light weapons in Africa with a view to understanding roots causes and drivers, and generating a fresh body of analyses that adds value to the existing conversation on conflict management and peacebuilding in Africa. With contributions from scholars, development practitioners, defence and security professionals and civil society activists, the handbook seeks to serve as a reference for students, researchers, and policy makers on small arms proliferation, control and regulation; defence and security practitioners; and those involved in countering violence and managing conflicts in Africa.

About the authors

Usman A. Tar is Professor of Political Science and Defence Studies, and Distinguished Endowed Chair of Defence and Security Studies (26RC Endowment) at the Nigerian Defence Academy. He is Director of the Academy’s flagship Centre for Defence Studies and Documentation. He is a member of the board of the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuidling Network (SSRC/APN), New York, USA. Previously he was Associate Research Fellow at the Africa Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Bradford, UK. He authored several books including The Politics of Neoliberal Democracy in Africa (2009), Globalization in Africa: Perspectives on Development, Security and the Environment (2016), New Architecture of Regional Security in Africa (2020), and Routledge Handbook of Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency in Africa (2020). He has consulted, or consults, for the Nigeria’s National Foundation for the Support of Victims of Terrorism (Victims Support Fund, VSF); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nigeria; Konrad Adaneur Stiftung (KAS, German Development Fund); and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), Nigeria. He is a member of Nigeria’s Presidential Think Tank on National Defence and Security, and served as a member of Nigeria’s Presidential Committee to review the national defence policy in 2015.

Charles P. Onwurah is a research associate at the Centre for Defence Studies and Documentation, Nigerian Defence Academy. He is pursuing a PhD in Defence and Strategic Studies at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Nigerian Defence Academy. He has published on globalisation, private security companies, small arms and civil militias in Africa.

Table of contents (46 chapters)

Table of contents (46 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Frontiers of Small Arms Proliferation and Conflicts in Africa

    Pages 1-14

    Tar, Usman A.

  • Background: Small Arms, Violent Conflicts, and Complex Emergencies in Africa—A Fatal Combination

    Pages 17-39

    Tar, Usman A.

  • The Theoretical Parameters of the Proliferation and Regulation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Africa

    Pages 41-68

    Tar, Usman A. (et al.)

  • The Political Economy of Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferations in Africa

    Pages 69-94

    Tedheke, Moses Eromedoghene Ukpenumewu

  • (En)Gendering the Small Arms Discourse: Women and the Management of Violent Conflicts in Africa

    Pages 95-109

    Obiageli, Caroline (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Small Arms and Conflicts in Africa
Editors
  • Usman A. Tar
  • Charles Pen Onwurah
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62183-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62183-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-62182-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LIII, 1043
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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