African Reckoning: A Quest for Good Governance / Edition 1

African Reckoning: A Quest for Good Governance / Edition 1

by Francis M. Deng
     
 

This book investigates how changing norms of sovereignty may promote better governance in Africa. It begins by tracing the evolution of the concept of sovereignty and the way, in the post-cold war era, it has been redefined to emphasize the responsibility of the state to manage conflict and protect human rights. African Reckoning includes assessments of how African… See more details below

Overview

This book investigates how changing norms of sovereignty may promote better governance in Africa. It begins by tracing the evolution of the concept of sovereignty and the way, in the post-cold war era, it has been redefined to emphasize the responsibility of the state to manage conflict and protect human rights. African Reckoning includes assessments of how African nations measure up to the idea of sovereignty as responsibility. The book also examines the question of accountability at regional and international levels. The authors conclude that since the power of oppressed people to hold their governments accountable is very limited, the international community has a responsibility to provide victims of internal conflict and gross violations of human rights with essential protection and assistance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815717836
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
185
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1690L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Francis M. Deng is a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution and co-director of the Brookings-SAIS Project on Internal Displacement. He has served as the Sudan's minister of state and foreign affairs; as its ambassador to Canada, the United States, and Scandinavia; and as special representative of the United Nations secretary-general for internally displaced persons. Terrence Lyons is an associate professor of conflict resolution at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and interim director of the Center for Global Studies at George Mason University.This report is sponsored by the Council's Center for Preventive Action.

Table of Contents

1Introduction: Promoting Responsible Sovereignty in Africa1
2Sovereignty and Human Dignity: The Search for Reconciliation12
3Sovereignty, Responsibility, and Accountability: Challenges at the National Level in Africa37
4Can Neighbors Help? Regional Actors and African Conflict Management67
5Responsibility and Accountability by International Institutions: Sub-Saharan Africa in the 1990s100
6African Policy Agenda: A Framework for Global Partnership136
Index177

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