Dealing With Conflict In Africa [NOOK Book]

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Dealing with Conflict in Africa analyzes the roles of the various organizations involved in conflict resolution in Africa. The first section of the book deals with the overall issues associated with cooperation between regional organizations and the United Nations, as well as how the United Nations has approached this issue in Africa. In the second section, six case studies examine the major conflicts in Africa, such as the Congo War. For each case study, the author looks at the responsibilities and tasks taken ...
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Dealing With Conflict In Africa

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Overview

Dealing with Conflict in Africa analyzes the roles of the various organizations involved in conflict resolution in Africa. The first section of the book deals with the overall issues associated with cooperation between regional organizations and the United Nations, as well as how the United Nations has approached this issue in Africa. In the second section, six case studies examine the major conflicts in Africa, such as the Congo War. For each case study, the author looks at the responsibilities and tasks taken on by different organizations, the relationship between the organizations, and which ones are most effective in working towards successful conflict resolution. The contributors also examine the effectiveness of regional coalitions and mediators as compared to the UN and regional organizations. The contributors are an international group of scholars and consultants, all of whom are well positioned to analyze these issues.
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"Very useful . . . Boulden's volume highlights the frequently contradictory signals on African conflicts that have emanated from New York and the at times frosty relationship between the UN and regional organizations on the continent." - International Affairs

"Rich and insightful . . . A useful contribution to our understanding of an important dimension of the question of solutions to the plight of refugees in post-Cold War Africa." - Jourbanal of Refugee Studies

"This is a very timely book. It examines questions which first arose in Liberia and which have not yet been fully answered: what can regional organizations contribute to the international community's efforts to maintain peace and security? and what should be the division of labour between them and the United Nations? The book's six revealing case studies are all from Africa. But the conclusions which the authors so lucidly draw from them are of world-wide relevance." - Marrack Goulding

"This book presents an excellent and compelling analysis of the varied factors and variables that bedevil the resolution of African conflicts.The contributors to this volume have been able to tackle the opportunities and failures affecting the relationship between the United Nations and regional and sub-regional organizations in their joint efforts to solve regional conflicts. Policymakers, scholars and experts on Africa will be obliged to consult this volume to gain a proper understanding of the requirements for sound public policy." - James O. C. Jonah, Former Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs at the United Nations, Former Minister of Finance and Development of Sierra Leone

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230258013
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/5/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised edition
  • File size: 952 KB

Meet the Author

Jane Boulden is a MacArthur Research Fellow at the Centre for International Studies in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
About the Authors
Introduction 1
1 United Nations Security Council Policy on Africa 11
2 The Peacekeeping Potential of African Regional Organizations 35
3 Do Regional Organizations Matter? Comparing the Conflict Management Mechanisms in West Africa and the Great Lakes Region 79
4 Liberia 111
5 Sierra Leone 127
6 The Ethiopia-Eritrea War 153
7 The Sudan 185
8 Burundi 215
9 The Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1996-2002 253
Conclusions 305
Annex 1 African Regional Organizations and their Membership 317
Index 319
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