Djibouti: The Politics of a Strategic State

Djibouti: The Politics of a Strategic State

ISBN: 9781787383296

Author: Samson Bezabeh

Format: Hardback

Price: AUD $84.00
RRP: AUD $112.00

Djibouti the small Horn of Africa state has great geopolitical significance as a result of its location positioned along the Bab el-Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden where the maritime trade routes of three continents converge: Europe Asia and Africa. Djibouti has become instrumental in controlling the trans-shipment of goods particularly oil. It is also where world powers vie for control-as demonstrated by the military presence of multiple global powers four of which (China France the USA and Japan) have established military bases in the country. Despite its global importance the political history of Djibouti remains undocumented. The last English-language book on the subject came out in 1968 before the country won its independence from France in 1977. Over half a century later 'Djibouti: The Politics of a Strategic State' details the country's political trajectory since independence. Samson Bezabeh examines how the idealism of the struggle for an independent state ended in tragedy for the country's people allowing elites the opportunity to enrich themselves-aided and abetted by the international powers seeking to control Djibouti through their political proxies.

Book Title: Djibouti: The Politics of a Strategic State
Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Title Release: May 2021
ISBN: 9781787383296
Author: Samson Bezabeh
Format: Hardback
About the Author: Samson A. Bezabeh, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong and a permanent fellow of the African Studies Centre, Leiden University. His previous publications include Subjects of Empire/Citizens of States: Yemenis in Djibouti and Ethiopia

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