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CFP: space, borders, conflict and insecurity in West Africa.

CALL FOR PAPERS   West Africa Peace and Security Network (WAPSN) Symposium 2018, Bamako, late April/early May 2018 (exact date tbc)   This call for contributions to the WAPSN symposium 2018 invites proposals on the topic of space, borders, conflict and insecurity in West Africa.   In West Africa, conflict and insecurity are constantly depicted as transnational or spilling over borders. Terrorism is said to destabilise countries throughout the Sahel region; maritime insecurity is presented as spilling over into all Gulf of Guinea coastal countries; and West Africa appears to be at the centre of a network of organised criminality that has extended its tentacles from South America to Europe.   Space and borders in West Africa are at the core of our analyses of the causes of conflict and insecurity. For example, porous borders and traditional trading routes that cut across state borders are often incriminated in assessments of insecurity in the region. Space and borders are also central to the policies that are elaborated to deal with conflict and security issues. Indeed, the West African bodies used to mediate or to implement security policies are increasingly chosen according to their geographical scope. At the same time, the ways […]

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Podcast: Twenty Years under the Channel, and beyond? Rethinking Migrations and Borders ¦¦ Vingt années sous la Manche, et au-delà ? Repenser les migrations et les frontières

Click here to listen to the podcasts of the conference on migration and frontiers. Ed Naylor, one of our cluster members, was taking part   Below are the details of the conference in question, which took place last October at Brunel University, London.   Here is the detail of the conference: Twenty Years under the Channel, and beyond? Rethinking Migrations and Borders  Vingt années sous la Manche, et au-delà ? Repenser les migrations et les frontières   Fourth International Conference Roundtable held in Brunel University London, Uxbridge campus, Darwin Room, Hamilton Suite. Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 13:45-18:00 Quatrième rencontre internationale Table ronde accueillie par l’Université Brunel de Londres, campus d’Uxbridge, Salle Darwin, Hamilton Suite. Mercredi 12 octobre 2016 de 13 h 45 à 18 h   PROGRAMME Opening/ Ouverture David AZÉMA, Chairman, Rails et histoire Dr Naomi PERCIVAL, Special Collections Librarian Channel Tunnel Archive, Brunel University  Session 1: A new Border under the Sea / Première séance : Une frontière construite sous la mer Opening speech and Chair/Allocation d’ouverture et présidence : Professor Michel FOUCHER, Titulaire de la chaire de géopolitique appliquée, Collège d’études mondiales, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Discussant / Rapporteur : Dr Alison CARROL, Senior Lecturer in European History, Department of […]

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