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Dynamics of post-conflict reconstruction and peace building in West Africa: between change and stability
The Nordic Africa Institute.
2009 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This NAI Discussion Paper critically explores the concepts, norms and practices of reconstruction and peace building in post-conflict West Africa, drawing largely on the case of Liberia and Sierra Leone. It provides an up-to-date analysis and critique of the impact of the UN-led praxis and practice of peace building in the post-conflict states in the region. The material in this study covers the context of post-conflict reconstruction and peace building in West Africa; the evolution and analysis of the global peace building regime; the architecture of peace building in West Africa; the ‘un-making’ of peace building in Sierra Leone. It also interrogates the basic assumtions that underpin international peace building in Africa, noting that at best, it is designed to promote stability and security rather than a deeper and more sustainable popular and socially rooted peace.

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Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2009. , 49 p.
Series
Discussion Paper, ISSN 1104-8417 ; 41
Keyword [en]
Conflicts, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Post-conflict reconstruction, Peace agreements, Regional organizations, Economic Community of West African States ECOMOG, West Africa, Liberia, Sierra Leone
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-175ISBN: 978-91-7106-637-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-175DiVA: diva2:241310
Note
CONTENTS -- Abstract -- Foreword Introduction -- Evolution of the Global Peace Building Regime -- Observations on Contemporary Peace Building -- The Architecture of Peace Building in West Africa -- Back to Praxis: The Un-making of Peace Building in Sierra Leone -- Conclusion -- BibliographyAvailable from: 2009-10-02 Created: 2009-10-02 Last updated: 2010-06-24Bibliographically approved

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