The chapter provides knowledge about the role of non-state actors in security provision in Niger. It argues that it is of upmost importance to dig into the causes of ongoing armed conflicts and volatile situations. It points out the long-term decline of public service provision (including the role played by police force in protection rackets) and the growing gap between ruling elites and ordinary citizens. These developments have paved the way for the rise of alternative security providers, including Islamic reformist movements.
|Titel||Protection and (in)security beyond the state : Insights from Eastern Africa and Sahel|
|Redaktører||Kasper Hoffmann, Louise Wiuff Moe|
|Forlag||Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS|
|ISBN (Trykt)||978-87-7605-740-4, 978-87-7605-739-8|
|Status||Udgivet - 2015|
Hahonou, E. K. (2015). Niger: Regional Conflict, State Abandonment, and the Rise of Non-State Security Providers. I K. Hoffmann, & L. Wiuff Moe (red.), Protection and (in)security beyond the state: Insights from Eastern Africa and Sahel (s. 33-42). Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS. DIIS Report, Bind. 01