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Peace and Conflict in Africa [NOOK Book]

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Nowhere in the world is the demand for peace more prominent and challenging than in Africa. From state collapse and anarchy in Somalia to protracted wars and rampant corruption in the Congo; from bloody civil wars and extreme poverty in Sierra Leone to humanitarian crisis and authoritarianism in Sudan, the continent is the focus of growing political and media attention. This book presents the first comprehensive overview of conflict and peace across the continent. Bringing together a range of leading academics ...
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Overview

Nowhere in the world is the demand for peace more prominent and challenging than in Africa. From state collapse and anarchy in Somalia to protracted wars and rampant corruption in the Congo; from bloody civil wars and extreme poverty in Sierra Leone to humanitarian crisis and authoritarianism in Sudan, the continent is the focus of growing political and media attention. 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 Africa approaches to creating peace makes it an innovative and exciting intervention in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848137493
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 4/4/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 2 MB

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

Tables and figures vii

Acknowledgements viii

About the authors ix

Abbreviations x

1 Understanding concepts and debates

1 Introduction: understanding the context of peace and conflict in Africa David J. Francis 3

2 African indigenous and endogenous approaches to peace and conflict resolution Tim Murithi 16

3 Understanding peace in Africa Isaac O. Albert 31

4 The mainstreaming of conflict analysis in Africa: contributions from theory Joao Gomes Porto 46

5 Understanding conflict resolution in Africa Kenneth C. Omeje 68

6 Context of security in Africa Nana K. Poku 92

7 Peace-building in Africa Tony Karbo 113

2 Issues in peace and conflict in Africa

8 Understanding transitional justice in Africa Jannie Malan 133

9 Democracy and democratization in Africa Belachew Gebrewold 148

10 Poverty and human security in Africa: the liberal peace debate M. A. Mohamed Salih 171

11 Africa and globalization Jim Whitman 185

12 Conclusion: future of peace and conflict in Africa David J. Francis 197

Notes 201

Bibliography 209

Index 233

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