Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Terrorized places and spaces the geographical dimension of African terrorism
Author:Agheyisi, Justin E.
Periodical:African Geographical Review (ISSN 1937-6812)
Geographic term:Africa
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2016.1253487
Abstract:The common explanation of terrorism in literature is that it is a political phenomenon. But this paper argues that terrorism is place bound and location specific. It explores how geography connects to the understanding of terrorism as a territorialized phenomenon, stressing the importance of lagging regions which often serve as excuses for terrorism and safe havens for terrorist groups. The argument presented is premised on textual data, expert sources of information on terrorism, and examples largely drawn from Africa to illustrate the bifurcation of terrorism into territorial and non-territorial terrorist groups. A component of an effective counter-terrorism strategy, the paper concludes, must include revamping the depressed regions in Africa. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]