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Learning from piracy: lessons for maritime security governance

Bueger, Christian ORCID: 2015. Learning from piracy: lessons for maritime security governance. Global Affairs 1 (1) , pp. 33-42. 10.1080/23340460.2015.960170

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Is the decade of large scale piracy off the coast of Somali over? What are the lessons from Somali piracy for maritime security governance? This article revisits the triggers of piracy and argues for the need of being cautious since the current success in curbing piracy might not be sustainable. An analysis of the rise and decline of piracy provides an explanation of why the international measures show success, but document that it is questionable if these will contain piracy in the long run. Studying the decline of Somali piracy reveals the importance of learning some major lessons for reevaluating the importance and character of maritime security. Future efforts will be necessary to increase the quality and efficiency of maritime security governance.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: African maritime security, maritime security governance, Somali piracy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 22 August 2014
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 14:39

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