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Africa’s Insurgents: Navigating an Evolving Landscape

Morten Bøås and Kevin C. Dunn, editors
Africa’s Insurgents: Navigating an Evolving Landscape
ISBN: 978-1-62637-624-3
ISBN: 978-1-62637-652-6
2017/285 pages/LC: 2016056042
"Comprehensive, timely, empirically rich, and conceptually innovative.... sure to pique the interest of a wide range of readers. This is by all accounts the most exhaustive collection of contemporary analyses of this critically important topic."—Matthew I. Mitchell, University of Saskatchewan


Amid an array of shifting national, regional, and global forces, how have African insurgents managed to adapt and survive? And what differences and similarities can be found, both among the continent's diverse rebellions and guerrilla movements and between them and movements elsewhere in the world? Addressing these issues, the authors of Africa's Insurgents explore how new groups are emerging and existing ones changing in response to an evolving landscape.


Morten Bøås is research professor at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. Kevin C. Dunn is professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.


  • The Evolving Landscape of African Insurgencies—K.C. Dunn and M. Bøås.
  • Radicalized Youth: Oppositional Poses and Positions—M. Utas and H. Vigh.
  • Gendered Dynamics of Armed Insurgencies—M.E. Baaz.
  • Secessionist Conflicts and New States—R. Walker.
  • Central African Republic: Rebellion and International Intervention—L. Lombard.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: The Democratization of Militarized Politics—K. Vlassenroot and J. Verweijen.
  • Kenya: Al Shabaab's Regional Campaign—K. Menkhaus and M.W. Gore.
  • Mali: Islam, Arms, and Money—M. Bøås.
  • Nigeria: The Adaptability of the Boko Haram Rebellion—I.A.N. Dele-Adedeji.
  • Somalia: Al Shabaab and the Accidental Jihadists—S.J. Hansen.
  • South Sudan: Violence as Politics—A. Walraet.
  • Uganda: The Longevity of the Lord’s Resistance Army—K.C. Dunn.
  • Africa's Insurgents in Comparative Perspective—M. Bøås and K.C. Dunn.