Peace and Conflict in Africa

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-15
  • Publisher: ZED BOOKS

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Nowhere in the world is the demand for peace more prominent and challenging than in Africa. This book presents the first comprehensive overview of conflict and peace across the continent. Bringing together a range of leading academics from Africa and beyond,Peace and Conflict in Africais an ideal introduction to key themes of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, security and development. The book's stress on the importance of indigenous African approaches to creating peace makes it an innovative and exciting intervention in the field.

Author Biography

David Francis is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bradford, where he established and directs the Africa Center for Peace & Conflict Studies.

Table of Contents

Tables and figuresp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
About the authorsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
Understanding concepts and debates
Introduction: understanding the context of peace and conflict in Africap. 3
African indigenous and endogenous approaches to peace and conflict resolutionp. 16
Understanding peace in Africap. 31
The mainstreaming of conflict analysis in Africa: contributions from theoryp. 46
Understanding conflict resolution in Africap. 68
Context of security in Africap. 92
Peace-building in Africap. 113
Issues in peace and conflict in Africa
Understanding transitional justice in Africap. 133
Democracy and democratization in Africap. 148
Poverty and human security in Africa: the liberal peace debatep. 171
Africa and globalizationp. 185
Conclusion: future of peace and conflict in Africap. 197
Notesp. 201
Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 233
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