African Security is a new journal dedicated to the exploration of fresh
approaches to understanding Africa¹s conflicts and security concerns.
Publishing two issues per year, this journal investigates competing
analytical approaches to understanding security while engaging in
discussions of real world security issues in Africa.
In particular, the journal seeks to investigate the myriad issues relating
to conflict and security within and between African nations, not only from
the more traditional approaches to security studies but also from more novel
and innovative perspectives.
The issues that define African security are hardly unique; they may,
nonetheless, be more pronounced there than anywhere else. In order to truly
understand conflict in Africa, existing paradigms in national and
international security must be challenged. African security cannot be
understood by applying only traditional theories and approaches to the study
of international security, and to this end African Security seeks to push
the envelope of traditional security studies, but in a way very much
grounded in the extant security issues facing Africa.
While the journal is based in the disciplines of political science,
international relations, and international security, it welcomes theoretical
challenges to how we understand confl ict and security drawn from the
perspectives of other disciplines, such as anthropology, development
studies, environmental studies, and economics.
Print ISSN: 1939-2206
Online ISSN: 1939-2214
James J. Hentz
Department of International Studies and Political Science
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450-0304, USA
School of International Relations,
University of St. Andrews, UK
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Current Issue: Volume 1 Issue 1 2008
Date: 26 November 2008