Offers a good balance of breadth and depth of understanding of the field of African peace and security issues, as well as conceptual focus (Pax Africana) to navigate its vast and complex terrain.
This handbook offers a critical assessment of the African agenda for conflict prevention, peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding; In so doing, it revisits the late Ali Mazrui's concept of Pax Africana, calling on Africans to take responsibility for peace and security on their own continent.
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Part I: The Theory and Practice of Pax Africana 1. Introduction: Towards a New Pax AfricanaTony Karbo, Executive Director, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town 2. Towards a Concept of "Pax Africana"Ali A. Mazrui, former Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, New York, United States (US) 3. Squaring the Circle: The Role of the African Peace and Security ArchitectureDan Kuwali, Extraordinary Professor of International Law, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa 4. Pillars of Africa's Peace and Security Architecture: The African Standby ForceDawn Nagar, Senior Researcher, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town Part II: Conflict Prevention and Peacemaking 5. The International Criminal Court and Conflict Prevention in AfricaSarah M.H. Nouwen, University Lecturer in Law; and Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, England 6. Preventing Mass Atrocities in Africa: The Case of the Two SudansFrancis M. Deng, former Permanent Representative of South Sudan to the UN 7. The 2008 Kenyan Mediation Process: Lessons and Dilemmas for Conflict Prevention in AfricaNjoki Wamai, Gates Cambridge Scholar, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge 8. Peacemaking in Somalia: AU and UN Peace OperationsJohn L. Hirsch, Senior Adviser, International Peace Institute, New York; and former US Ambassador to Sierra Leone Part III: The Practice of Peacekeeping 9. A Life in PeacekeepingJames O.C. Jonah, former UN Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs; and former Finance Minister of Sierra Leone 10. The UN Security Council and Africa: Playing New Games and Applying New Rules and MovesBruno Stagno Ugarte, Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy, Human Rights Watch, New York; and former Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN 11. The Politics of PeacekeepingIbrahim A. Gambari, Founder and Chairman of the Savannah Centre, Abuja, Nigeria 12. Pax Nigeriana versus Pax Gallica: ECOWAS and UN Peacekeeping in MaliAdekeye Adebajo, Director, Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg, South Africa Part IV: Themes in Peacekeeping 13. Accountability of Peacekeepers in Peacekeeping MissionsKwame Akonor, Associate Professor of Political Science, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, US 14. Managing HIV/AIDS in Peace Support Operations in AfricaPaul Mulindwa, Senior Project Officer, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town; and Oscar Siwali, former Senior Project Officer, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town 15. Staging the Peacekeeping Narrative: Hollywood's Portrayal of Peacekeeping Efforts in AfricaInes Mzali, Assistant Professor, Woosong Language Institute, Woosong University, Daejeon, South Korea Part V: Peacebuilding 16. The Political Economy of Peacebuilding in AfricaKenneth Omeje, Professor of International Relations, United States International University, Nairobi, Kenya; and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies, University of Bradford, England 17. The Impact of Inequality on Peacebuilding and State-Building in AfricaOliver P. Richmond, Professor of International Relations, Peace, and Conflict Studies, University of Manchester, England 18. Women, Gender, and PeacebuildingAntonia Porter, consultant, UK 19. The UN Peacebuilding Commission: Facts, Fictions, and FrustrationsEjeviome Eloho Otobo, former Director and Deputy Head, UN Peacebuilding Support Office, New York 20. The Practice of Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in SomaliaAugustine Mahiga, Foreign Minister of Tanzania; and former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia Part VI: The Role of External Actors 21. The UN and Africa's Regional Organisations: An Insider's PerspectiveMargaret Vogt, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the Central African Republic (CAR); and former Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Support Office in CAR 22. French Military Interventions in AfricaDouglas A. Yates, Professor of Political Science, American University of Paris, France 23. Britain's Role in Promoting Security Sector Reform in Sierra LeoneIsmail Rashid, Professor of History, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York 24. South Asian Peacekeepers in AfricaKudrat Virk, Senior Researcher, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town 25. ConclusionTony Karbo, Executive Director, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town; and Kudrat Virk, Senior Researcher, Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town