In this Book

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Peacebuilding, Power, and Politics in Africa is a critical reflection on peacebuilding efforts in Africa. The authors expose the tensions and contradictions in different clusters of peacebuilding activities, including peace negotiations; statebuilding; security sector governance; and disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration. Essays also address the institutional framework for peacebuilding in Africa and the ideological underpinnings of key institutions, including the African Union, NEPAD, the African Development Bank, the Pan-African Ministers Conference for Public and Civil Service, the UN Peacebuilding Commission, the World Bank, and the International Criminal Court. The volume includes
on-the-ground case study chapters on Sudan, the Great Lakes Region of Africa, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Niger Delta, Southern Africa, and Somalia, analyzing how peacebuilding operates in particular African contexts.

The authors adopt a variety of approaches, but they share a conviction that peacebuilding in Africa is not a script that is authored solely in Western capitals and in the corridors of the United Nations. Rather, the writers in this volume focus on the interaction between local and global ideas and practices in the reconstitution of authority and livelihoods after conflict. The book systematically showcases the tensions that occur within and between the many actors involved in the peacebuilding industry, as well as their intended beneficiaries. It looks at the multiple ways in which peacebuilding ideas and initiatives are reinforced, questioned, reappropriated, and redesigned by different African actors.

This book is a joint project between the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa, and the Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge. 

Contributors:
Christopher Clapham,
Devon Curtis,
Gwinyayi a. Dzinesa,
Comfort Ero,
Graham Harrison,
Eboe Hutchful,
Gilbert M. Khadiagala,
David Keen,
Chris Landsberg,
René Lemarchand,
Sarah Nouwen,
’Funmi Olonisakin and Eka Ikpe,
Paul Omach,
Aderoju Oyefusi,
Sharath Srinivasan,
Dominik Zaum

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Introduction: The Contested Politics of Peacebuilding in Africa
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. Part I. Peacebuilding: Themes and Debates
  2. pp. 29-30
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  1. 1. Peace as an Incentive for War
  2. pp. 31-46
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  1. 2. Statebuilding and Governance: The Conundrums of Legitimacy and Local Ownership
  2. pp. 47-62
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  1. 3. Security Sector Governance and Peacebuilding
  2. pp. 63-86
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  1. 4. The Limits of Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration
  2. pp. 87-104
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  1. Part II. Institutions and Ideologies
  2. pp. 105-106
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  1. 5. The Role of the African Union, New Partnership for Africa’s Development, and African Development Bank in Postconflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding
  2. pp. 107-120
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  1. 6. Peacebuilding as Governance: The Case of the Pan-African Ministers Conference for Public and Civil Service
  2. pp. 121-139
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  1. 7. The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission: Problems and Prospects
  2. pp. 140-157
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  1. 8. Financing Peace? The World Bank, Reconstruction, and Liberal Peacebuilding
  2. pp. 158-170
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  1. 9. The International Criminal Court: A Peacebuilder in Africa?
  2. pp. 171-192
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  1. Part III. Case Studies
  2. pp. 193-194
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  1. 10. The Politics of Negotiating Peace in Sudan
  2. pp. 195-211
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  1. 11. Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region of Africa
  2. pp. 212-231
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  1. 12. Peacebuilding through Statebuilding in West Africa? The Cases of Sierra Leone and Liberia
  2. pp. 232-252
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  1. 13. Oil and Peacebuilding in the Niger Delta
  2. pp. 253-275
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  1. 14. Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration in Southern Africa: Namibia, Angola, and Mozambique
  2. pp. 276-294
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  1. 15. Peacebuilding without a State: The Somali Experience
  2. pp. 295-310
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 311-336
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 337-340
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 341-354
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780821444320
Related ISBN
9780821420133
MARC Record
OCLC
815471318
Pages
360
Launched on MUSE
2013-02-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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