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Title:Security and disarmament in Africa
Author:Luckham, R.
Periodical:Alternatives: A Journal of World Policy
Geographic term:Africa
Abstract:The evolution of 'defence' through 'collective security' into 'security' is not merely a semantic variation but signifies a qualitative change in the connotation of the term. Security has come to mean, in this age of American imperialism, not just the defence of the United States against aggression, but also a wide variety of other things. The only thing 'security' excludes from its ambit is the security of the people against war, against hunger and disease, against institutional oppression, and against structural exploitation. This article goes on the spell out the implications and consequences of the application of the concept of 'security' in Africa: Myths and reality of security and armament - The meaning of security in Africa - African disengagement from the arms race. Notes, sum.