Conflict management and peacebuilding in Africa : the role of state and non-state agencies

Abdulrahman, Imran and Tar, Usman A. (2008) Conflict management and peacebuilding in Africa : the role of state and non-state agencies. Information, society and justice journal, 1 (2). pp. 185-202. ISSN 1756-1078


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Africa has earned a negative niche as the region of civil war, lawlessness and dictatorships. Though the all-too familiar derogatory metaphors (such as Kaplan's 'the coming anarchy [1994]) are slightly reversed, particularly since the 2000s, following substantial democratic transformation, the continent continues to experience spates of intra- and inter-state wars with impact on the prospects of peace, stability and security in the continent. Presently there are about 20 active wars in the continent, and uncountable number of low intensity conflicts - ranging from resource-related, communal, and politically-motivated to ethno-religious. The paper explores Track-One, Track-Two and Multi-Track Diplomacy as a concept for framework for understanding conflict management peacebuilding in Africa. It also seeks to provide a blueprint for conflict management and peacebuilding in Africa, using Nigeria as a case model.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, society and justice journal; Africa; Nigeria; Conflict management; Peacebuilding; Track-One Diplomacy; Track-Two Diplomacy; Multi-Track Diplomacy
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 11:42
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 11:42

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