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n Conflict Trends - Emergent conflict resolution at sea off Africa

Volume 2012, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818

Abstract

, Issue 4 of 2011, entertained the dilemma of "mediation with muscles or minds" in an article pertaining to Darfur. Whether an option or merely a suggestion that muscle has its limits, responses to contemporary African security threats often display the muscle-mediation tension in a fight-and-talk pattern. Much of this fight-and-talk approach became encased in a landward fixation and a comfort zone suggesting that threats and vulnerabilities, as well as their solution - whether through coercion, prevention or resolution - originate primarily from a landward security culture supported by military muscle. Regime security and people as a base of legitimacy, albeit for different reasons, played a major role in keeping political and other decision-makers focussed on landward threats and their resolution.

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