Local order and human security after the proliferation of automatic rifles in East Africa

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This chapter describes how pastoralists in East Africa, operating under a state without the capacity or will to protect its subjects, restored local order after the proliferation of automatic rifles. Dozens of ethnic groups in the arid and semi-arid areas of East Africa depend primarily on livestock (cattle, camel, sheep, goat and donkey) herding for their subsistence. These pastoralists are among the most marginalised peoples in East Africa and face grave threats to their human security. The majority of citizens in East Africa regard peripheral pastoralists as primitive, savage and warlike. The chapter argues that state-sponsored disarmament tends to increase the public's vulnerability to natural and social changes. It also argues that the proliferation of (semi-) automatic rifles such as the AK47 and G3 has increased the seriousness of conflicts. The chapter briefly describes how the relationship between the Daasanach and the Nyangatom changed after the proliferation of automatic rifles.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルNew Perspectives on Human Security
出版社Taylor and Francis
ページ250-258
ページ数9
ISBN(電子版)9781351278799
ISBN(印刷版)9781906093419
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 1月 1
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 経済学、計量経済学および金融学(全般)
  • ビジネス、管理および会計一般
  • 社会科学一般

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