1st Edition

African Security Issues Sovereignty, Stability, And Solidarity

By Bruce E. Arlinghaus Copyright 1984
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    249 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book examines issues of strategic access and resources, superpower and regional conflict, economic growth and internal stability, and the role of African nations as a significant bloc within the nonaligned world in light of three concepts: sovereignty, stability, and solidarity.

    Introduction Part 1: Security Issues in an African Context 1. Security Problems: An African Predicament Part 2: Sovereignty 2. The Soviet Union and Superpower Rivalry in Africa 3. Africa and the West: The French Connection 4. Brazil-Africa Relations: Third World Alternatives for Development and Security 5. A Giant Staggers: Nigeria as an Emerging Regional Power Part 3: Stability 6. Social Incoherence and the Mediatory Role of the State 7. Emerging Patterns of Civil-Military Relations in Africa: Radical Coups d'Etat and Political Stability 8. Security and Stability Implications of Ethnicity and Religious Factors Part 4: Solidarity 9. Cooperation Among African States 10. Playing the Arab Card: Niger and Chad's Ambivalent Relations with Libya 11. South African Liberation: Touchstone of African Solidarity Part 5: Security Issues from an African Perspective 12. National Security: An African Perspective