Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Over a quarter of the world's states are located in Africa where one can find a surprisingly large number of international organizations. Many of these organizations frequently change their names, membership, levels of activity, and sometimes even purpose. Providing readers with a tool to cut through the confusion, this work traces changes in the development and progression of these organizations. It also provides entries for the new organizations that have been chartered since 1995, including valuable updates to...

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Over a quarter of the world's states are located in Africa where one can find a surprisingly large number of international organizations. Many of these organizations frequently change their names, membership, levels of activity, and sometimes even purpose. Providing readers with a tool to cut through the confusion, this work traces changes in the development and progression of these organizations. It also provides entries for the new organizations that have been chartered since 1995, including valuable updates to previously existing ones. Contains: o An insightful introduction o Up-to-date chronology o A comprehensive acronym list in English and French o An extensive bibliography o Reviews of events

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American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This work conforms to the standard Scarecrow dictionary format: a brief introduction, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a slight chronology, an alphabetic listing of entries, three acronyms and abbreviations, a slight chronology, an alphabetic listing of entries, three appendixes, a long bibliography (85 pages), and no index.
American Reference Books Annual
This work conforms to the standard Scarecrow dictionary format: a brief introduction, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a slight chronology, an alphabetic listing of entries, three acronyms and abbreviations, a slight chronology, an alphabetic listing of entries, three appendixes, a long bibliography (85 pages), and no index.
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Information is provided on major international organizations of the region, with mention of some minor ones, as well as significant figures, from pioneers of Pan-Africanism to political and international civil servants who have shaped recent decisions. Lists of acronyms and abbreviations are included, as well as a selected chronology of African international organizations. Appendices provide the charter of the Organization of African Unity, and a list of secretaries-general and executive secretaries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Terry M. Mays is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He serves on several international boards and committees involved in multinational peacekeeping. Mark W. DeLancey is Professor Emeritus with the department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina. He has taught at the University of Nigeria, Somali National University, and the University of Yaounde. He is a member of the Board of the African Studies Association, Executive Director of the Association of African Studies Programs, and Associate Director of the International Studies Association.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Dictionary Part 2 Appendices Chapter 3 I. Charter of the Organization of African Unity Chapter 4 II. Secretaries-General and Executive Secretaries Chapter 5 III. African Organizations Classified by Field of Activity Part 6 Bibliography Part 7 About the Authors

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