n Conflict Trends - The reflection on peace agreements in Africa - : feature

Volume 2005, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


For Africa, the advent of globalisation, delivered in the shape of Structural Adjustment Programmes in the period from the early 1980s, ushered in the beginning of the end of the nation-building framework adopted at independence. Government's withdrawal from social, intellectual and economic areas of life brought into sharp relief the vulnerability of both state and society. Accompanied on the foreign policy front by a loss of Big Power protection after the Cold War ended, 'low and intrastate politics' came to the fore.

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