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Author Francis, David J., 1965-

Title Uniting Africa : building regional peace and security systems / David J. Francis
Published Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 278 pages)
Contents Struggle for unity in Africa: the dream and the realism -- African state system: the bane of disunity -- Africa at war against itself: civil wars and new security threats -- Regional organisations and humanitarian intervention in complex political emergencies in Africa -- OAU-African union: experiment in regional security, peacekeeping and peace support operations -- New theatre of wars and civil conflict: evolution of security regionalism and peacekeeping capacity in West Africa -- Promise and disappointment: building regional peace and security systems in Southern Africa -- From famine to sustainable peace: building regional peace and preventive diplomacy systems in the horn of Africa
Summary "After examining the failure of the earlier, typically idealistic Africa unity project, David Francis shows how peace and security challenges - the HIV/AIDS pandemic, traumas of the global political economy, the depletion of environmental resources - have created the imperative for change. He argues that a series of regional peace and security systems are emerging, and that states that have participated in practical experiments in regional peacekeeping, peace support operations, conflict stabilisation/management, and preventive diplomacy, for example in southern, western and the Horn of Africa, are building de facto systems of peace and security that could be institutionalised and extended."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-263) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Organization of African Unity.
Afrikanische Union
Organization of African Unity.
National security -- Africa.
Africa -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315235331