Overview

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 ...

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The African Union and Its Institutions

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781920196493
  • Publisher: Jacana Media
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)
  • File size: 511 KB

Meet the Author

John Akokpari is a senior lecturer in political studies at the University of Cape Town and a former visiting research fellow at the Japan External Trade Organisation's Institute of Developing Economies. He is the author of numerous publications on globalization, development, and trade. Angela Ndinga-Muvumba is a senior researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa, where she is the head of its HIV/AIDS and security project. Tim Murithi is a senior researcher for the Direct Conflict Prevention Program at the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethopia, and the author of The African Union: Pan-Africanism, Peacebuilding and Development. Salim A. Salim is the former secretary general of the African Union, where he also served as a special envoy to Darfur.
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Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Foreword xv

Acknowledgements xix

List of Acronyms xxi

Introduction: Building an African Union for the 21st Century Tim Murithi Angela Ndinga-Muvumba 1

Part 1 From the OAU to the AU: Conceptual Issues

1 Renaissance of Pan-Africanism: The AU and the New Pan-Africanists Kay Mathews 25

2 From Non-Interference to Non-Indifference: The Emerging Doctrine of Conflict Prevention in Africa Musifiky Mwanasali 41

3 From Military Security to Human Security Eboe Hutchful 63

4 Dilemmas of Regional Integration and Development in Africa John Akokpari 85

Part 2 Peace and Security

5 The Peacemaking Role of the OAU and the AU: A Comparative Analysis Solomon Gomes 113

6 The Peacekeeping Travails of the AU and the Regional Economic Communities Adekeye Adebajo 131

7 Accelerating the Response: An Evolving African HIV/AIDS Policy? Angela Ndinga-Muvumba 163

8 Africa's Internally Displaced Persons Francis Deng 183

Part 3 Governance and Civil Society

9 The Birth and Evolution of NEPAD Chris Landsberg 207

10 NEPAD and its Discontents Sheila Bunwaree 227

11 NEPAD's African Peer Review Mechanism: Progress and Prospects Adebayo Adedeji 241

12 The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights: Origins and Prospects Ahmed Motala 271

13 A Critical Appraisal of the African Union-ECOSOCC Civil Society Interface Charles Mutasa 291

14 The Pan-African Parliament: Progress and Prospects Baleka Mbete 307

15 Africa and Gender Equality: Priorities for the AU Winnie Byanyima 317

Part 4 The Diaspora and External Actors

16 The AU and Africa's Three Diasporas Francis Kornegay 333

17 The AU and the EU Daniel Bach 355

Conclusion:Building a Unified Africa John Akokpari 371

Index 383

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