Crafting an African Security Architecture: Addressing Regional Peace and Conflict in the 21st Century (The International Political Economy of New Regi

Crafting an African Security Architecture: Addressing Regional Peace and Conflict in the 21st Century (The International Political Economy of New Regi

By: Hany Besada (editor), Professor Timothy M. Shaw (series_editor)Hardback

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The humanitarian crises caused by civil conflicts and wars in Africa are too great in scope for an adequate and effective continental response. The founding of the African Union and the drafting of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine, the basis for collective action against genocide, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity makes this a critical time to reflect on how best to address regional conflicts. This book responds to new regional conflicts over health, water, land and food security in the world's poorest, most socially fragmented continent. The work assesses African regional security arrangements and provides new policy recommendations for the future.

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Hany Besada, Senior Researcher: Development Cooperation, The North-South Institute, Canada


Contents: Foreword: meeting the demand for intervention: the promise of African security architecture, Romeo A. Dallaire; African solutions for African problems and shared R2P, Hany Besada, Ariane Goetz and Karolina Werner; Through the lens of European integration theory: African peace and security architecture as a framework in transition, Siegmar Schmidt; Hopes and challenges for the peace and security architecture of the African Union, Jakkie Cilliers; From the multilateralism of states to the multilateralism of peoples: the roles of the African Union and the United Nations in supporting security sector reform, Adedeji Ebo and Kristiana Powell; The European Union (EU) and the emerging African peace and security architecture, Stefan Ganzle and Sven Grimm; R2P and the IGAD sub-region: IGAD's contribution to Africa's emerging R2P-oriented security culture, John Siebert; Complementary approaches to peacekeeping? The African Union and United Nations in Burundi, Devon Curtis and Gilbert Nibigirwe; Partnerships for peacebuilding in Burundi: some lessons learned, Youssef Mahmoud; The DDRR and SSR process in Liberia: prospects and challenges, Thomas Jaye and John Mark Pokoo; The Darfur conflict and the responsibility to protect: towards a sustainable peace, Ayesha Kajee; Steady but uneven progress: the operationalization of the African Standby Force, Benedikt Franke; A 'public' duty? Building citizen focused accountability and oversight mechanisms in global peace and security governance, Michael Hammer; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/07/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781409403258
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781409403258
  • weight: 606
  • ISBN10: 1409403254

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