The refugee phenomenon is a major force in international politics. This is more so in sub-Saharan Africa where refugees are major actors in the affairs of their home and host countries. But, are refugees just victims of insecurity or also major causes of insecurity? Mogire analyses how and why refugees, victims of insecurity caused by persecution and the many incessant conflicts which continue unabated, have come to be viewed by scholars and practitioners as security threats. Using Kenya and Tanzania as empirical case studies, this volume examines the nature of this threat, its projection and responses. Moreover, it highlights how, if at all, these threats are different or similar to other security threats faced by these countries.

chapter 1|12 pages

Refugees as a Security Threat

chapter 2|20 pages

Refugee Militarisation

chapter 3|14 pages

Refugees and Inter-State Conflict

chapter 5|22 pages

Refugees and Crime

chapter 7|16 pages

Refugees and the Terrorist Threat