n African Journal on Conflict Resolution - Crafting an African security architecture : Addressing regional peace and conflict in the 21st century, Hany Besada (Ed.) : book review

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-6997


Comprising twelve chapters on eclectically chosen topics ranging from Disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR), Security sector reform (SSR), and Responsibility to Protect (R2P) to Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, this book combines geo-political expertise of the North and the South in an analysis of peace and security challenges facing the African continent. The book provides valuable reading for policy makers, scholars, and researchers in international relations, political science, peace and security studies as well as conflict resolution. The book assesses African regional security institutions and mechanisms for peace. First, it explores the nature of conflicts in Africa and underscores the observation, common in current literature, about the prevalence and proliferation of intra-state conflicts in Africa since the end of the Cold War in 1989. Second, the book also examines the root causes of conflicts in Africa including poverty, underdevelopment, weak states and crises of governance.

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