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Regional Economic Communities and Peacebuilding in Africa Lessons from ECOWAS and IGAD

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dc.contributor.author Adetula, Victor
dc.contributor.author Bereketeab, Redie
dc.contributor.author Obi, Cyril
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-19T23:28:48Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-19T23:28:48Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-003-09369-5 (ebk)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/12175
dc.description.abstract This book outlines challenges to the effective operation of regional economic communities (RECs) with regards to peacebuilding in Africa. Critically examining these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a focus on comparative analysis of the status, role, and performances of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), it examines particular constraints to their effective participation in regional initiatives. Focussing on inadequate technical capabilities, the complicity of state and non-state actors in conflicts within a region, the domestic politics of member states, it additionally addresses related theories and practices of peacekeeping, security, development, and the peacebuilding nexus. It also engages provisioning, regionalism, and regional peacekeeping interventions, the legal and institutional framework of RECs, and civil society and peacebuilding. Fundamentally, the book asks how effective the alliances and partnerships are in promoting regional peace and security and how much they are compromised by the intervention of external powers and actors, exploring new ideas and actions that may strengthen capacities to address the peacebuilding challenges on the continent effectively. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of African politics and studies, peace and security studies, regionalism studies, policy practitioners in the field of African peacebuilding, and more broadly to international relations. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Politics and International Relations;
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject Conflict Management and Resolution en_US
dc.subject Economic Causes and Consequences of violent conflict en_US
dc.title Regional Economic Communities and Peacebuilding in Africa Lessons from ECOWAS and IGAD en_US
dc.type Book en_US


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