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The future of African peace operations: from the Janjaweed to Boko Haram
NUPI.
The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit. Göteborgs universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7634-8394
NUPI.
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Facing threats ranging from Islamist insurgences to the Ebola pandemic, African regional actors are playing an increasingly vital role in safeguarding peace and stability across the continent. But while the African Union has demonstrated its ability to deploy forces on short notice and in difficult circumstances, the challenges posed by increasingly complex conflict zones have revealed a widening divide between the theory and practice of peacekeeping. With the AU ’s African Standby Force becoming fully operational in 2016, this timely and much-needed work argues that responding to these challenges will require a new and distinctively African model of peacekeeping, as well as a radical revision of the current African security framework.

The first book to provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of African peace operations, The Future of African Peace Operations gives a long overdue assessment of the ways which peacekeeping on the continent has evolved overthe past decade. It will be a vital resource for policy makers, researchers and all those seeking solutions and insights into the immense security challenges which Africa is facing today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London ; Uppsala: Zed Books ; Nordiska Afrikainstutet , 2016. , 153 p.
Series
Africa Now
Keyword [en]
Africa, Conflict management, International relations, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Politics, Security, African Union
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-2034ISBN: 978-1-78360-708-2 pb (print)ISBN: 78-1-78360-709-9 hb (print)ISBN: 978-1-78360-710-5 pdf (print)ISBN: 978-1-78360-711-2 epub (print)ISBN: 978-1-78360-712-9 mobi (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-2034DiVA: diva2:913028
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CONTENTS: 1. Towards an African model of peace operations /Cedric de Coning, Linnéa Gelot and John Karlsrud -- 2. Confronting hybrid threats in Africa: improving multidimensional responses / Kwesi Aning and Mustapha Abdallah -- 3. Stabilization missions and mandates in African peace operations: implications for the ASF? / Solomon A. Dersso -- 4. The relationship between the AU and the RECs/RMs in relation to peace and security in Africa: subsidiarity and inevitable common destiny / Michelle Ndiaye -- 5. The strategic relationship between the African Union and its partners / Linda Darkwa -- 6. Mission support for African peace operations / Walter Lotze -- 7. United in challenges? The African Standby Force and the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises / Jide Martyns Okeke -- 8. What roles for the civilian and police dimensions in African peace operations? / Yvonne Akpasom -- 9. Adapting the African Standby Force to a just-in-time readiness model: improved alignment with the emerging African model of peace operations / Cedric de Coning -- 10. African peace operations: trends and future scenarios,conclusions and recommendations / Cedric de Coning, Linnéa Gelot and John Karlsrud

Available from: 2016-03-18 Created: 2016-03-17 Last updated: 2017-01-13Bibliographically approved

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