African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 383

Full Length Research Paper

The U.S informal empire: US African Command (AFRICOM) expanding the US economic-frontier by discursively securitizing Africa using exceptional speech acts

Khaled Al-Kassimi
  • Khaled Al-Kassimi
  • Department of Political Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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  •  Received: 07 May 2017
  •  Accepted: 11 September 2017
  •  Published: 30 November 2017

How to cite this article

APA /
Al-Kassimi, K. (2017). The U.S informal empire: US African Command (AFRICOM) expanding the US economic-frontier by discursively securitizing Africa using exceptional speech acts. African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 11(11), 301-316.
Chicago /
Khaled Al-Kassimi. "The U.S informal empire: US African Command (AFRICOM) expanding the US economic-frontier by discursively securitizing Africa using exceptional speech acts." African Journal of Political Science and International Relations 11, no. 11 (2017): 301-316.
MLA /
Khaled Al-Kassimi. "The U.S informal empire: US African Command (AFRICOM) expanding the US economic-frontier by discursively securitizing Africa using exceptional speech acts." African Journal of Political Science and International Relations 11.11 (2017): 301-316.