Till startsida
Webbkarta
Till innehåll Läs mer om hur kakor används på gu.se

Civilian protection in Africa: How the protection of civilians is being militarized by African policymakers and diplomats

Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
Författare Linnéa Gelot
Publicerad i Contemporary Security Policy
Volym 38
Nummer/häfte 1
Sidor 161-173
ISSN 1352-3260
Publiceringsår 2017
Publicerad vid Institutionen för globala studier
Sidor 161-173
Språk en
Länkar dx.doi.org/10.1080/13523260.2017.12...
Ämnesord Protection of civilians, African security, practice approaches, militarization
Ämneskategorier Globaliseringsstudier

Sammanfattning

This article explores how the protection of civilians is being militarized by African policymakers and diplomats. I draw on practice approaches to analyze what social groups are doing when they claim to “protect civilians.” I show how innovative protection mechanisms can be seen as a function of officials and diplomats coping with the changing circumstances of increasingly militarized politics in Africa. Specifically, accountability mechanisms for unintended and intended civilian harm by African security operations have originated in connection with this development. I argue that these are results of anchoring practices, which means that everyday informal interactions in one context become linked to another context. I argue that these emerging accountability mechanisms represent a new combination of practices, with the potential of changing the routine activities and mutual learning between policymakers and diplomats.

Sidansvarig: Webbredaktion|Sidan uppdaterades: 2012-09-11
Dela:

På Göteborgs universitet använder vi kakor (cookies) för att webbplatsen ska fungera på ett bra sätt för dig. Genom att surfa vidare godkänner du att vi använder kakor.  Vad är kakor?