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Title Page

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Table of Contents

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Acknowledgements

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pp. vii-viii

Since the NWG investigations on security commenced in 2003, we have become increasingly and extensively indebted to different people and institutions. We shall mention . . .

Contributors

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1 - Introduction: A Preface to the Understanding of the Aesthetic and Ethical Imperatives for Viable National Security in the Post-colonial African State

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pp. 1-4

This study emerges on the intellectual landscape and gains its significance because it has become imperative for us as scholars to re-examine the intellectual, moral and . . .

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2 - The Bounds of Security Theorising: Envisioning Discursive Inputs for the Rectification of a Post-colonial Situation

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pp. 5-56

In Place of an Introduction: Of Epigraphs and Transitions to Discourse . . .

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3 - An Aesthetic Theorising of the Challenge of National Security in the Post-colonial Context

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pp. 57-74

Prior engagement with the thematic concerns of aesthetics and security seems generally to have focussed on the restrictive study of improving the components of . . .

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4 - Rethinking Traditional Security in Africa: The Reconstruction of the Cosmological Foundations of Security

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pp. 75-94

The problems of national security in this modern era can be seen mainly in the inability of the various governments and the state agencies consistently and institutionally to . . .

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5 - Cultural Dimensions of the National Security Problem

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pp. 95-117

This essay examines the cultural dimensions of the national security problem. A cultural policy as an instrument of social engineering is crucial for national survival . . .

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6 - The Gender Dimensions of the National Security and Human Security Problematic: Core Theoretical, Conceptual and Historical Issues

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pp. 119-146

This part of the NWG research focuses on the conceptual clarification of the interfaces between gender and national security and the consequences of segregationist . . .

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7 - Rethinking Ethical Security in the Light of European Institutional Security and Integration Strategies: The Quest for Methodological Convergence

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pp. 147-162

This study examines the ethical dimension of the national security problem by using the European paradigm as a framework or model for defining the core principles . . .

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