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Title:Peacebuilding, power, and politics in Africa
Editors:Curtis, DevonISNI
Adebajo, AdekeyeISNI
Series:Cambridge Centre of African Studies series
Publisher:Ohio University Press
Geographic term:Africa
State formation
international organizations
Abstract:This volume is a critical reflection on peacebuilding efforts in Africa. It explores the multiple, shifting, and interacting meanings, discourses and agendas underlying peacebuilding efforts on the continent. The volume is divided into three parts, Part I deals with peacebuilding themes and debates, exposing tensions and contradictions in different clusters of peacebuilding activities (chapters on peace as an incentive for war, by David Keen; Statebuilding and governance, by Dominik Zaum; security sector governance, by Eboe Hutchful; and the limits of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, by Paul Omach). Part II addresses the institutional framework for peacebuilding in Africa and the ideological underpinnings of key institutions, including the African Union, NEPAD, and the African Development Bank (Gilbert M. Khadiagala); the Pan-African Ministers Conference for Public and Civil Service (Chris Landsberg); the UN Peacebuilding Commission ('Funmi Olonisakin and Eka Ikpe); the World Bank (Graham Harrison) and the International Criminal Court (Sarah Nouwen). Part III examines how the themes and institutions analysed have operated in particular African contexts: Sudan (Sharath Srinivasan); the Great Lakes region (René Lemarchand); Sierra Leone and Liberia (Comfort Ero); the Niger Delta (Aderoju Oyefusi); Namibia, Angola and Mozambique (Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa); and Somalia (Christopher Clapham). [ASC Leiden abstract]