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Title:Rethinking security in the age of uncertain globalisation: NEPAD and human security in Africa in the twenty-first century
Author:Ukeje, CharlesISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:African Journal of International Affairs (ISSN 0850-7902)
Volume:11
Issue:1
Pages:1-31
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:NEPAD
human security
globalization
Economics, Commerce
New Partnership for Africa's Development
Africa--Social policy
Africa--Economic integration
sustainable development
Abstract:This paper demonstrates how the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), launched in 2003 to promote security and development, may be another hoax in Africa's search for appropriate development models, especially given the character and fall-outs of globalization on the continent. It raises several critical questions regarding the relevance and practicality of the vision and mandate of NEPAD vis--vis Africa's innumerable security challenges. What, for instance, are the 'new' security challenges facing Africa in this age of globalization and how well-equipped is NEPAD to address them? What are the key human security issues in Africa's developmental complexities, distinct from or similar to existent ones regarding regime or territorial security? What are the implications of globalization for Africa's capacity to implement NEPAD's visions and priorities in the areas of security and development? In conclusion, the paper argues that there is little hope that NEPAD will ever serve Africa's needs better, whether it is now or in the future. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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