Peace and Conflict in Africa

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Nowhere in the world is the demand for peace more prominent and challenging than in Africa. This book presents the first comprehensive overview of conflict and peace across the continent. Bringing together a range of leading academics from Africa and beyond, Peace and Conflict in Africa is an ideal introduction to key themes of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, security and development. The book's stress on the importance of indigenous African approaches to creating peace makes it an innovative and exciting ...

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Overview

Nowhere in the world is the demand for peace more prominent and challenging than in Africa. This book presents the first comprehensive overview of conflict and peace across the continent. Bringing together a range of leading academics from Africa and beyond, Peace and Conflict in Africa is an ideal introduction to key themes of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, security and development. The book's stress on the importance of indigenous African approaches to creating peace makes it an innovative and exciting intervention in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842779545
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 11/11/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,115,947
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

David Francis is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bradford, where he established and directs the Africa Center for Peace & Conflict Studies.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• List of Map
• List of Tables
• List of Abbreviations
• About the Contributors
• Introduction—David J. Francis
• Part One: Concepts and Debates
• Understanding the Context of African Politics—David J. Francis
• African Indigenous & Endogenous Approaches to Peace and Conflict Resolution—Tim Murithi
• Understanding Peace in Africa—Isaac Albert
• Conflict Analysis in Africa—Joao Gomes Porto
• Understanding Conflict Resolution in Africa—Kenneth Omeje
• Context of Security in Africa—Nana Poku
• Peacebuilding in Africa—Tony Karbo
• Understanding Transitional Justice in Africa—Jannie Malan
• Part Two: Issues in African Peace and Conflict Studies
• Development and Underdevelopment in Africa—Adebayo Alukoshi
• Democracy and Governance in Africa—Belachew Gebrewold
• Poverty and Human Security in Africa—Mohamed Salih
• African Peacekeeping and Peace Support Operations—Funmi Olonisakin
• Globalisation and Africa—Jim Whitman
• Gender in Africa—Dr. Christine Moussongo Koba
• Conclusion—David J. Francis
• Bibliography
• Index

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