Edited by Felia Allum and Stan Gilmour
Chapter 18: North Africa: organised crime, the Sahel_Sahara region and state (un)making
This chapter sheds light upon the nexus between organised crime and political (in)stability in the Sahel_Sahara region. It examines how organised crime and political institutions interact and mould original forms of extra-legal governance that underlie trajectories of domestic and regional stability and instability. More specifically, it examines deep-rooted historical and socio-economic domination patterns and modes of government in cases that are as diverse as Morocco and Mali. It highlights the way in which organised crime has to do with the formation and transformation of the state and the regional order, delving into those conditions that may affect political instability and violent power contestation.
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