The Political Economy of Human Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa

dc.contributor.authorAkokpari, John
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-20T08:11:00Z
dc.date.available2017-09-20T08:11:00Z
dc.date.issued2007-10
dc.description.abstractDramatised in deepening poverty; food and nutritional insufficiency; health and educational crisis; bad governance; violent and intractable conflicts; rising numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons; and environmental bankruptcy among other things, human insecurity has heightened in Africa in recent decades. While this fact is acknowledged, there is little discussion on the structural causes of the problem in the conventional literature. Importantly, there is little attribution of the problem to globalisation. While part of the causes of insecurity are admittedly internal, including bad governance, conflicts and self-destructive public policies, it is opined that external forces have played an unobtrusive, sometimes conspicuous, role in the escalation of the problem. Globalisation along with other external forces exerts pressures on Africa that attenuate the latter’s capacity to alleviate human insecurity. Also, enmeshed in intrusive conditionalities, interventions by Africa’s creditor community in the form of structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) and aid aimed at mitigating poverty and other adversities have often aggravated human insecurity. Accordingly, ameliorating human insecurity in Africa should be the responsibility not just of Africans but also of western states.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationAkokpari, J. (2007). <i>The Political Economy of Human Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa</i>. Tokyo: Institute for Developing Economies. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25240en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationAkokpari, John. <i>The Political Economy of Human Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa</i>. Tokyo: Institute for Developing Economies. 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25240.en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationAkokpari, J. (2007). The Political Economy of Human Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Tokyo: Institute for Developing Economies.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Book AU - Akokpari, John AB - Dramatised in deepening poverty; food and nutritional insufficiency; health and educational crisis; bad governance; violent and intractable conflicts; rising numbers of refugees and internally displaced persons; and environmental bankruptcy among other things, human insecurity has heightened in Africa in recent decades. While this fact is acknowledged, there is little discussion on the structural causes of the problem in the conventional literature. Importantly, there is little attribution of the problem to globalisation. While part of the causes of insecurity are admittedly internal, including bad governance, conflicts and self-destructive public policies, it is opined that external forces have played an unobtrusive, sometimes conspicuous, role in the escalation of the problem. Globalisation along with other external forces exerts pressures on Africa that attenuate the latter’s capacity to alleviate human insecurity. Also, enmeshed in intrusive conditionalities, interventions by Africa’s creditor community in the form of structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) and aid aimed at mitigating poverty and other adversities have often aggravated human insecurity. Accordingly, ameliorating human insecurity in Africa should be the responsibility not just of Africans but also of western states. CY - Tokyo DA - 2007-10 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PP - Tokyo PY - 2007 T1 - The Political Economy of Human Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa TI - The Political Economy of Human Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25240 ER - en_ZA
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dc.identifier.vancouvercitationAkokpari J. The Political Economy of Human Insecurity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Tokyo: Institute for Developing Economies; 2007.http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25240en_ZA
dc.languageengen_ZA
dc.publisherInstitute for Developing Economiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Political Studiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.publisher.locationTokyoen_ZA
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