A comprehensive examination of the work of the African Union (AU), with special emphasis on its capacity to meet the challenges of building and sustaining governance institutions and security mechanisms.
Samuel Makinda and F. Wafula Okumu show how Africa and, in particular, the AU can effectively addressed the challenges of building and sustaining governance institutions and security mechanisms only if they have strategic leadership. Current debates on, and criticisms of, leadership in Africa are also analyzed as well as key options for overcoming the constraints that African leaders face. Core topics covered include:
- the colonial policies of the European powers
- the emergence of Pan-Africanism
- the creation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963
- the evolution of the OAU into the AU in 2002
- the AU’s capacity to address poverty alleviation, conflict management and resolution, peacebuilding and humanitarian intervention.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Global Institutions Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The OAU and Mutual Preservation 2. The African Union: Meeting the Challenge of Globalization 3. Governance, Democracy, and the Rule of Law 4. Security and Peace Building 5. Knowledge and Development 6. Challenges of Globalization, Security, and Governance. Appendix 1: The Constitutive Act of the African Union. Appendix 2: Protocol on Amendments to the Constitutive Act of the AU. Appendix 3: African Union’s Charter on Democracy, Elections, and Governance. Appendix 4: Protocol Relating to the Establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union