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Dealing With Conflict In Africa
     

Dealing With Conflict In Africa

by Jane Boulden
 
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

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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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230258013
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/05/2003
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
974 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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