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Title:Democracy and peace in the age of globalization: old problems, new challenges for Africa
Author:Selassie, Bereket HabteISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Volume:54
Issue:1
Pages:19-31
Language:English
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:peace
democracy
globalization
speeches (form)
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/african_studies_review/v054/54.1.selassie.pdf
Abstract:This article considers the impact of globalization on peace and democracy, especially in Africa. Peace is essential for orderly life and democracy is the paramount political value of our epoch. Are democracy and globalization compatible? They can be under certain conditions. Can globalization guarantee peace? Yes, if it can help in addressing the problems of poverty. The Constitutive Act of the African Union enjoins African leaders to promote and protect human and peoples' rights and to consolidate democratic institutions and culture. It also requires the promotion of peace, security and stability in the continent. The conclusion: Globalization must be controlled and global institutions democratized. The article was originally delivered as the 2010 Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola Lecture at the fifty-third Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association in San Francisco. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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