Secession in the Post-truth, Post-order World: A View from Africa

  • Eeben BarlowEmail author
Part of the Frontiers in International Relations book series (FIR)


This  chapter analyses the secessionism in Africa. Looking at the root causes of the secessionism at the continent in the 21st century it helps its reader to understand the underlying causes for the movement´s success and possible counter-reactions by the governments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.STTEP International LtdJohannesburg AreaSouth Africa

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