Niger

Regional Conflict, State Abandonment, and the Rise of Non-State Security Providers

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProtection and (in)security beyond the state : Insights from Eastern Africa and Sahel
EditorsKasper Hoffmann, Louise Wiuff Moe
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherDanish Institute for International Studies, DIIS
Publication date2015
Pages33-42
Chapter4
ISBN (Print)978-87-7605-740-4, 978-87-7605-739-8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
SeriesDIIS Report
Volume01

Keywords

  • protection
  • conflict
  • non-state actors
  • State formation
  • Niger
  • security provision
  • Islam

Cite this

Hahonou, E. K. (2015). Niger: Regional Conflict, State Abandonment, and the Rise of Non-State Security Providers. In K. Hoffmann, & L. Wiuff Moe (Eds.), Protection and (in)security beyond the state: Insights from Eastern Africa and Sahel (pp. 33-42). Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS. DIIS Report, Vol.. 01
Hahonou, Eric Komlavi. / Niger : Regional Conflict, State Abandonment, and the Rise of Non-State Security Providers. Protection and (in)security beyond the state: Insights from Eastern Africa and Sahel. editor / Kasper Hoffmann ; Louise Wiuff Moe. Copenhagen : Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS, 2015. pp. 33-42 (DIIS Report, Vol. 01).
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Hahonou, EK 2015, Niger: Regional Conflict, State Abandonment, and the Rise of Non-State Security Providers. in K Hoffmann & L Wiuff Moe (eds), Protection and (in)security beyond the state: Insights from Eastern Africa and Sahel. Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS, Copenhagen, DIIS Report, vol. 01, pp. 33-42.

Niger : Regional Conflict, State Abandonment, and the Rise of Non-State Security Providers. / Hahonou, Eric Komlavi.

Protection and (in)security beyond the state: Insights from Eastern Africa and Sahel. ed. / Kasper Hoffmann; Louise Wiuff Moe. Copenhagen : Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS, 2015. p. 33-42 (DIIS Report, Vol. 01).

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Hahonou EK. Niger: Regional Conflict, State Abandonment, and the Rise of Non-State Security Providers. In Hoffmann K, Wiuff Moe L, editors, Protection and (in)security beyond the state: Insights from Eastern Africa and Sahel. Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS. 2015. p. 33-42. (DIIS Report, Vol. 01).