Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement In Africa: Methods of Conflict Prevention

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Brookings Institution Press, Dec 1, 2010 - 231 pages
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A Brookings Institution Press and World Peace Foundation publication

Edited by World Peace Foundation president Robert I. Rotberg, the chapters in this volume focus on preventing outbreaks of civil war and other vicious internal conflicts in Africa. The contributors review the sorry state of African conflict prevention and weigh the merits of new methods of peace enforcement, including militant early intervention by African crisis response forces to avoid or reduce intrastate mayhem. Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement in Africa assesses the realities and challenges of reducing the frequency of civil warfare in Africa. It features a detailed report of extensive candid discussions of these issues by leading African ministers of defense and chiefs of staff.


 

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Peacekeeping and the Effective Prevention of War
1
African Peacekeepers and State Failure
16
Peacekeeping and the Peacekept Developing Mandates for Potential Intervenors
34
African Peacekeeping and American Strategy
58
Employing African Forces in Peace Operations in Africa
84
African Responses to African Crises Creating a Military Response
98
Preventing Conflict in Africa Possibilities of Peace Enforcement
111
The Authors
211
Dialogue Participants
213
The World Peace Foundation
215
Index
217
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Robert I. Rotberg is director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict, Conflict Prevention, and Conflict Resolution at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and president of the World Peace Foundation. Rotberg is the author or editor of numerous books, including State Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror (Brookings/WPF, 2003).

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