Get to Know ECOWAS – Regional Approaches to Improving Security Policy and Electoral Processes in West Africa
This volume combines the contributions of participants of the “Get to Know the ECOWAS” Training programme form the classes of 2011 and 2012. It is the second publication in a series, which began in 2010 following a joint initiative of ECOWAS and the Friedrich-Ebert- Stiftung(FES) in 2010.
A danger not to Nigeria Alone – Boko Haram's Transnational Reach and Regional Responses
Nigeria, once well respected for its role in restoring stability in some conflict-torn states in West Africa, is now in need of the international community’s assistance to guarantee peace and security in her own territory. The growing campaign of violence led by the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnah...
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Cross-Border Flows between Nigeria and Benin: What Are the Challenges for (Human) Security?
This publication seeks to examine the concrete security challenges resulting from the cross-border exchanges between Benin and Nigeria. This border has received increased attention due to fears of a spread of Boko Haram activities towards the neighbouring countries as well as regionally operating...
Organized Crime, Security Threats and Governance: The Sustainability of European Union Programmes in West Africa
Forms of Organized Crime in West Africa span from ALW proliferation to drug- trafficking, terrorism, and piracy This publication aims to stimulate the debate on the root causes and on actions to be taken to prevent such crimes.
Regional Approaches to Maritime Security in the Horn of Africa
This study argues that efforts to improve maritime security in the Horn of Africa region have assumed a certain pattern whereby the concerns and perspective of the developed world have tended to overshadow the agenda of the states in the region.
The African Union, the African Peace and Security Architecture, and Maritime Security
The content of African maritime security as an emerging policy field is contested. It can be located anywhere between traditional security politics (i.e. related to piracy, maritime terrorism and unregulated fishing), developmental and environmentalist concerns as well as efforts to regain economic...
FES Series on Organised Crime on Governance in West Africa
Reports by the UN Office for Drug Control (UNODC) suggest that, over the past decade, transnational criminal networks have infiltrated West African polities up to the highest circles. By means of coercion and corruption, criminal elements are realising enormous profits while gaining influence over...
Data compiled by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) suggests that West Africa has become a major hub of Organised Crime, both in terms of volume and quality. Transnational Crime has spread into all spheres of public life through trafficking, money laundering, and tax evasion. It is...
Political ideologies are normally not easy to understand and to define. Too many descriptions of theories and interpretations have been published. Due to the fact that many people ask about the values and principles of Social Democracy, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung as a social democratic foundation...
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Youth, Violence and Democratisation in Northern Nigeria
The national elections in Nigeria 2011 were labelled the freest and fairest in the history of the Nigerian democracy. Every election so far had been accompanied by violence but the outbreaks in Northern Nigeria 2011 reached a new level and are a testimony to the grievances in the region and the...
a critical analysis of the revised strategic indicative plan for the organ an politics, defence and security co-operation (SIPO) of the Southern African Development Community Maputo, 2012
a critical analysis of the revised strategic indicative plan for the organ an politics, defence and security co-operation (SIPO) of the Southern African Development Community / Anthoni van Nieuwkerk. - Maputo : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Mozambique, 2012. - 22 S. = 330 KB, PDF-File. - (FES peace and security series ; 6) Electronic ed.: Maputo ; Bonn : FES, 2012 ISBN 978-0-620-52606-7
Old conflicts, new menaces. Mali and the Central Sahara between the Tuareg, Al Qaida and organized crime Abuja, 2011
Old conflicts, new menaces. Mali and the Central Sahara between the Tuareg, Al Qaida and organized crime / Annette Lohmann. - Abuja : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Regional Office Abuja, 2011. - 24 S. = 310 KB, PDF-File. - (FES peace and security series ; 5) Electronic ed.: Abuja ; Bonn : FES, 2011 ISBN 978-978-915-488-3
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