Postcolonial Security

Britain's postcolonial security role in Africa pales in comparison to that of France . London tried to secure some of its military clout in strategically important places through defence agreements upon independence , such as the short ...

Author: Marco Wyss

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192580930

Category: History

Page: 352

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In light of the discrepancy between Britain's and France's postcolonial security roles in Africa, which seemed already determined half a decade after independence, this book studies the making of the postcolonial security relationship during the transfer of power and the early years of independence (1958-1966). It focuses on West Africa, and more specificially the newly independent states of Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire, which rapidly evolved into key players in the postcolonial struggle for Africa. Based on research in fourteen archives in Africa, Europe, and the United States, Postcolonial Security comparatively investigates the establishment of formal defence relations, the disintegration of the Anglo-Nigerian 'special relationship' and the Franco-Ivorian 'neo-colonial collusion', the provision of British and French military assistance to their former colonies and the competition they faced from West Germany and Israel respectively, and the Anglo-American partnership in Nigeria and the Franco-American rivalry in Côte d'Ivoire. It demonstrates that whereas Britain was rapidly and increasingly pushed out of and replaced in the Nigerian security sector by western competitors, France succeeded in retaining its military foothold and pre-eminence in Côte d'Ivoire. Informed by postcolonial approaches, Postcolonial Security argues that while London's Cold War blinkers and Paris's neo-imperial agenda were part of the equation, the postcolonial security relationship was ultimately determined by the Nigerian and Ivorian elites, which in turn responded to their local and regional circumstances against the background of the Cold War in Africa.

Routledge Library Editions Postcolonial Security Studies


Author: Various

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000519376

Category: History

Page: 1460

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Published between 1985 and 1998, the five volumes in this set explore a wide range of themes and topics relating to postcolonial security studies. Offering both broader overviews of political and military regimes across the world, and more focused examinations of specific areas and conflicts, such as Africa, Cuba, and the Falklands War, they provide a wealth of information that will appeal to those with an interest in military and strategic studies, political and military history, political and military theory, and international relations.

Contemporary Security Studies

What is a contrapuntal analysis and how does it enable a postcolonial critique of security studies? What does it mean to decolonize security studies? • Barkawi, T. (2006), Globalization and War, Lanham: Rowman and.

Author: Alan Collins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198708319

Category: Security, International

Page: 544

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Contemporary Security Studies is the definitive introduction to Security Studies, providing the most accessible, up-to-date guide to the subject available. Bringing together leading scholars in the field, it features an impressive breadth and depth of coverage of the different theoretical approaches to the study of security and the ever-evolving range of issues that dominate the security agenda in the 21st Century. Throughout the text, students are encouraged to question their own preconceptions and assumptions, and to use their own judgement to critically evaluate key approaches and ideas. To help them achieve this, each chapter is punctuated with helpful learning features including "key ideas", "think points" and case studies, demonstrating the real world applications and implications of the theory. In addition to covering a wide range of topical security issues--from terrorism and inter-state armed conflict to cybersecurity, health, and transnational crime--the fourth edition features a new chapter on postcolonialism and expanded coverage of critical security studies. The book is supported by an Online Resource Centre designed to help students take their learning further. For students: - Explore relevant security issues in greater depth with additional online case studies - Test your understanding of the key ideas and themes in each chapter with self-marking multiple-choice questions For registered lecturers: - Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations or as hand-outs in class

Biopolitics and Memory in Postcolonial Literature and Culture

... violence against women features largely in the postcolonial biopolitical governmentalities deployed in solomon islands. RAMSI's presence and its actions in shadowing government agencies and personnel, providing physical security, ...

Author: Michael R. Griffiths

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134801173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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From the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa to the United Nations Permanent Memorial to the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, many worthwhile processes of public memory have been enacted on the national and international levels. But how do these extant practices of memory function to precipitate justice and recompense? Are there moments when such techniques, performances, and displays of memory serve to obscure and elide aspects of the history of colonial governmentality? This collection addresses these and other questions in essays that take up the varied legacies, continuities, modes of memorialization, and poetics of remaking that attend colonial governmentality in spaces as varied as the Maghreb and the Solomon Islands. Highlighting the continued injustices arising from a process whose aftermath is far from settled, the contributors examine works by twentieth-century authors representing Asia, Africa, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Europe. Imperial practices throughout the world have fomented a veritable culture of memory. The essays in this volume show how the legacy of colonialism’s attempt to transform the mode of life of colonized peoples has been central to the largely unequal phenomenon of globalization.

Postcolonial Life Narrative

Sharpe, Joanne. 2013. 'Africa's Colonial Present: Development, Violence and Postcolonial Security'. In The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies, ed. Graham Huggan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 235–52. Sharrad, Paul. 2010.

Author: Gillian Whitlock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199560625

Category: Autobiography

Page: 224

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Until recently biography and autobiography were seen to be secondary to the novel, poem, and drama. However, since late last century and what is often called the age of memoir writers and readers have turned to autobiographical writing as an innovative and dynamic field in its own right. This book returns to the late eighteenth century and slave narrative as the beginning of a long and vibrant tradition of autobiographical writing in colonial and postcolonialliteratures, and it draws together a selection of topics and texts from Africa, the Caribbean, Africa, North America, and India to encourage readers and students to take a more expansive and innovativeapproach to this field.

Social Theory and Education Research

driven. postcolonial. security. state. Ali. Sameer. DOI: 10.4324/9781003156550-7 Introduction In this chapter, ... as a postcolonial, security-centric state and the powerful role of the military-mullah nexus to that development.

Author: Mark Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000555305

Category: Education

Page: 290

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Social Theory and Education Research is an advanced and accessible text that illustrates the diverse ways in which social theories can be applied to educational research methodologies. It provides in-depth overviews of the various theories by well-known and much-debated thinkers – Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Pierre Bourdieu and Jacques Derrida – and their applications in educational research. Updated throughout and with new extended introductions to each theorist and a new chapter on the application of socio-theoretical concepts in education research methodologies and the how-to of research practice, this second edition assists education practitioners and researchers in their acquisition and application of social theory. This book contextualizes the various theories within the broader context of social philosophy and the historical development of different forms of thought. Social Theory and Education Research will be incredibly useful to postgraduate students and early career researchers who wish to develop their capacity to engage with these debates at an advanced level. It will also prove of great interest to anyone involved in education policy and theory.

Critical Terrorism Studies

Darby, P. (2009), “Recasting Western Knowledges About (Postcolonial) Security,” in D. Grenfell (Ed.), Rethinking Insecurity, War and Violence: Beyond Savage Globalization? London and New York: Routledge, ...

Author: Jacob L. Stump

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415620465

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

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This book is an introduction to critical approaches to terrorism studies. While there is a growing body of Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) literature devoted to empirical examples and conceptual development, very little has been written about how to systematically carry out this kind of research. Critical Terrorism Studies fills this gap by addressing three key themes: The position of terrorism studies and critical terrorism studies in the discipline of International Relations (IR) Theoretical and methodological elaborations of critical approaches to the study of terrorism Empirical illustrations of those approaches. Drawing upon a range of engaging material, the volume reviews a series of non-variable based methodological approaches. It then goes on to provide empirical examples that illustrate how these approaches have been and can be utilized by students, teachers, and postgraduate researchers alike to critically and rigorously study terrorism. This textbook will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, sociology, critical security studies, and IR in general.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography

A subaltern critical geopolitics of the War on Terror: Postcolonial security in Tanzania. Geoforum 42(3): 297–305. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2011.04.005 Simon, S. (2012). Suspicious encounters: Ordinary preemption and the securitization of ...

Author: John A. Agnew

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118725875

Category: Science

Page: 568

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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography aims to account for the intellectual and worldly developments that have taken place in and around political geography in the last 10 years. Bringing together established names in the field as well as new scholars, it highlights provocative theoretical and conceptual debates on political geography from a range of global perspectives. Discusses the latest developments and places increased emphasis on modes of thinking, contested key concepts, and on geopolitics, climate change and terrorism Explores the influence of the practice-based methods in geography and concepts including postcolonialism, feminist geographies, the notion of the Anthropocene, and new understandings of the role of non-human actors in networks of power Offers an accessible introduction to political geography for those in allied fields including political science, international relations, and sociology

Postcolonial Disorders

... 321 Ong,Aihwa, 9, 222, 230 ontological security, 138, 151–52 Operation Allied Harbour, 169, 179n3, 181–82n20 Operation Go Away, 224, 227 Operation Restore Hope, 267, 271 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), ...

Author: Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520941020

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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The essays in this volume reflect on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and psychological experience, the constitution of the subject, and forms of subjection that shape the lives of Basque youth, Indonesian artists, members of nongovernmental HIV/AIDS programs in China and the Republic of Congo, psychiatrists and the mentally ill in Morocco and Ireland, and persons who have suffered trauma or been displaced by violence in the Middle East and in South and Southeast Asia. Painting on book jacket by Entang Wiharso

The Age of Hiroshima

A specialist on postcolonial security studies and political theory, she is the author of Nuclear Desire: Power and the Postcolonial Nuclear Order (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014). Campbell Craig is professor of ...

Author: Michael D. Gordin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691193452

Category: History

Page: 448

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A multifaceted portrait of the Hiroshima bombing and its many legacies On August 6, 1945, in the waning days of World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The city's destruction stands as a powerful symbol of nuclear annihilation, but it has also shaped how we think about war and peace, the past and the present, and science and ethics. The Age of Hiroshima traces these complex legacies, exploring how the meanings of Hiroshima have reverberated across the decades and around the world. Michael D. Gordin and G. John Ikenberry bring together leading scholars from disciplines ranging from international relations and political theory to cultural history and science and technology studies, who together provide new perspectives on Hiroshima as both a historical event and a cultural phenomenon. As an event, Hiroshima emerges in the flow of decisions and hard choices surrounding the bombing and its aftermath. As a phenomenon, it marked a revolution in science, politics, and the human imagination—the end of one age and the dawn of another. The Age of Hiroshima reveals how the bombing of Hiroshima gave rise to new conceptions of our world and its precarious interconnectedness, and how we continue to live in its dangerous shadow today.