n African Journal on Conflict Resolution - Peace agreements and durable peace in Africa, Grace Maina and Erik Melander (Eds.) : book review

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-6997


Previous ACCORD publications on peace agreements have now been followed up by this one, which may be regarded as most relevant and most revealing. For everyone and every organisation committed to conflict resolution, this topic is obviously of great and constant importance. Of special concern to all of us, however, is the prevalent phenomenon that between peace agreements on paper and peace agreements implemented in real life there can be disappointing differences. And that is exactly what this book is about. In the introduction and the conclusion it is emphasised that the volume is focused 'on two specific questions: Why did the particular peace agreements under study fail or succeed? And to what extent do peace agreements contribute to the durability or fragility of peace?' (p. 2, cf. p. 284).

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