chapter  8
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Can Routine Activity Theory Explain Somali Piracy?

Piracy threatens international shipping and security off the Horn of Africa and in the Gulf of Aden. The purpose of this chapter is to analyse piracy data to test the explanatory power of routine activity theory. Drawing on earlier chapters, the goal is to develop a greater understanding of Somali piracy and to determine gaps in the responses to it. This chapter will also review its nature and extent, regional comparisons, analytical interpretations, and the evolution of Somali piracy from 2002 to 2014.