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Digitalised Combats and Their Impact on Social Sustainability in Kenya and Nigeria
Swedish Defence University.
2023 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Digitaliserade strider och deras inverkan på social hållbarhet i Kenya och Nigeria (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

In our era, digital technology is one of the fastest-changing areas. It impacts our private life, well-being, economics, politics and warfare. This essay intends to answer how digital transformation affects combats and state and non-state actors and also how these digitalised combats compromise social sustainability. The findings include social media and online platforms, dark web and cyberterrorism, cryptocurrency, remote sensing and surveillance, machine learning and AI, and digitally enabled strategies. The analysis was done by the Centre of Gravity model, social sustainability and securitisation theory. The thesis follows a comparative case study approach about Kenya and Nigeria therefore the essay address al-Shabaab and Boko Haram as the two prominent terrorist groups and the empirical data are related specifically to these countries and these diasporas.

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2023. , p. 38
Keywords [en]
Africa, digitalisation, digital transformation, combats, social sustainability, terrorism, al-Shabaab, Boko Haram, peacekeeping, securitisation, Centre of Gravity, cyber warfare, cryptocurrency, dark web, social media
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11662OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-11662DiVA, id: diva2:1774060
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Försvarssystem, självständigt arbete
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Master's Programme in Defence and Security Systems Development
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2023-08-02 Created: 2023-06-24 Last updated: 2023-08-02Bibliographically approved

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