The African Union s Role in Peacekeeping

Author: Isiaka Badmus
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137426616
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This study examines the African Union's peacekeeping role in managing African conflicts. Based on a qualitative research methodology, it analyses AU peace operations in Burundi and Somalia, and hybrid peacekeeping in Darfur, in order to identify the lessons learned and suggest how future outcomes may be improved.

Spatialising Peace and Conflict

Author: Annika Björkdahl
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137550481
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This volume brings to the fore the spatial dimension of specific places and sites, and assesses how they condition – and are conditioned by – conflict and peace processes. By marrying spatial theories with theories of peace and conflict, the contributors propose a new research agenda to investigate where peace and conflict take place.

Why Europe Intervenes in Africa

Author: Catherine Gegout
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190911794
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Why Europe Intervenes in Africa analyses the underlying causes of all European decisions for and against military interventions in conflicts in African states since the late 1980s. It focuses on the main European actors who have deployed troops in Africa: France, the United Kingdom and the European Union. When conflict occurs in Africa, the response of European actors is generally inaction. This can be explained in several ways: the absence of strategic and economic interests, the unwillingness of European leaders to become involved in conflicts in former colonies of other European states, and sometimes the Eurocentric assumption that conflict in Africa is a normal event which does not require intervention. When European actors do decide to intervene, it is primarily for motives of security and prestige, and not primarily for economic or humanitarian reasons. The weight of past relations with Africa can also be a driver for European military intervention, but the impact of that past is changing. This book offers a theory of European intervention based mainly on realist and post-colonial approaches. It refutes the assumptions of liberals and constructivists who posit that states and organisations intervene primarily in order to respect the principle of the 'responsibility to protect'.

International Peacekeeping 2004

Author: Harvey Langholtz
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004149511
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"International Peacekeeping" is devoted to reporting upon and analyzing international peacekeeping with an emphasis upon legal and policy issues, but is not limited to these issues. Topics include inter alia peacekeeping, peace, war, conflict resolution, diplomacy, international law, international security, humanitarian relief, humanitarian law, and terrorism.

The African Union and Its Institutions

Author: John Akokpari
Publisher: Jacana Media
ISBN: 9781920196035
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Written by eminent scholars on Africa and practitioners who have worked in or with the African Union (AU), this report brings together the analysis and research of 17 largely Pan-African scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and civil society representatives. A particularly timely and welcome addition to the pioneering literature about this young and potentially powerful institution, this analysis presents a positive but realistic picture of the AU while diagnosing several key challenges, including Africa’s security and governance problems.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Format: PDF, Kindle
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Global Development and Human Security

Author: ʼFunmi Olonisakin
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412811481
Format: PDF
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Global Development and Human Security explores thepossibility of connecting all countries to the global economy whilemanaging security risks. The complex intersection between security anddevelopment policies has not been adequately explored. Frail statesthat lack sound market and security institutions are weak links in aninterconnected global system, discouraging engagement from the insularculture of development agencies. In a world beset by "problemswithout passport" - infectious diseases, pollution, conflictspillovers, terrorism - a new paradigm should supplant the nowobsolete development consensus. The resulting volume seeks to buildbridges of understanding between the development community and thesecurity establishment.