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Complex Adaptive Systems, Resilience and Security in Cameroon

1st Edition

By Manu Lekunze


136 pages

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Hardback: 9780367221355
pub: 2019-06-14
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Complex Adaptive Systems, Resilience and Security in Cameroon comprehensively maps and analyses Cameroon’s security architecture to determine its resilience.

The author examines the key actors involved in Cameroon’s security and evaluates the organisational structures, before analysing the different security systems that arise from the interplay between the two. He also shows how these security networks can be better conceived as complex adaptive systems, interdependent on other environmental, economic and societal systems. In this regard, security actors become security agents. Finally, arguing that security should be pursed from a resilience perspective, this book seeks to comment on the contemporary situation in Cameroon and its possible trajectory for the future.

Providing a timely assessment of security in Cameroon, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of African politics and Security Studies.

Table of Contents


1. Geopolitics, indigenous ambilitions and security in Cameroon

2. African security, complex adaptive systems and resilience

3. Societal security: customary, religious, civil and private

4. Modern state security: civilian and military

5. The organisation of security and emergent systems

6. Resilience amid a plethora of security threats and incidents


About the Author

Manu Lekunze is a Researcher, focusing on Africa in the international system, national and regional security systems, the geopolitics of changing technology and complexity science in International Relations. He has a particular interest in security in the Lake Chad Basin region of Africa. He hold a PhD in International Relations from Coventry University, UK.

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Routledge Contemporary Africa

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies