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Communities of security practice at work? The emerging African maritime security regime

Bueger, Christian ORCID: 2013. Communities of security practice at work? The emerging African maritime security regime. African Security 6 (3-4) , pp. 297-316. 10.1080/19392206.2013.853579

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Maritime security has been a long-neglected issue on the African security agenda. This situation is changing incrementally, not the least because of the attention to the problem of piracy in the continent's waters. The “piracy momentum” has led to a significant intensification of maritime security cooperation. This article analyzes current processes, strategies, and institutional responses to maritime security challenges. Drawing on a practice-theoretical constructivist reading of regime convergence, this article investigates how continental actors interact, develop a common repertoire, and engage in joint enterprises to address maritime security challenges. It argues that several nascent transnational collectives are developing that can be interpreted as providing the nucleus of maritime security communities.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maritime security, security communities, communities of practice, securitization, African politics
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1939-2206
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 19:23

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