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Terrorism, counter-terrorism and norms in Africa

Makinda, S.M. (2006) Terrorism, counter-terrorism and norms in Africa. African Security Review, 15 (3). pp. 19-31.

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Terrorism and counter-terrorism measures have undermined the norms, rules and institutions that underpin security in Africa. Through the use of indiscriminate violence, terrorism has maimed and killed innocent people, threatened jobs and various social activities, and dented democratic processes of resolving conflict in society. Similarly, military and legislative counter-terrorism measures have caused the deaths of innocent people, undermined democratic governance and eroded civil liberties. In the face of these problems, African states need creative and innovative approaches to combat terrorism. A sustainable counter-terrorism strategy should focus on institutions, development and social justice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Politics and International Studies
Publisher: Routledge
Copyright: Institute for Security Studies
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