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The State of Peacebuilding in Africa

Lessons Learned for Policymakers and Practitioners

Editors: McNamee, Terence, Muyangwa, Monde (Eds.)

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  • Bring together high-level experts from both Africa and the international community to discuss the evolution and current state of peacebuilding in Africa
  • Produces a unique analysis of how development of peacebuilding programs and policy in Africa
  • Proposes to contribute to the literature by drawing on experiences and conditions across African states to understand peacebuilding in post conflict societies
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This open access book on the state of peacebuilding in Africa brings together the work of distinguished scholars, practitioners, and decision makers to reflect on key experiences and lessons learned in peacebuilding in Africa over the past half century. The core themes addressed by the contributors include conflict prevention, mediation, and management; post-conflict reconstruction, justice and Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration; the role of women, religion, humanitarianism, grassroots organizations, and early warning systems; and the impact of global, regional, and continental bodies. The book's thematic chapters are complemented by six country/region case studies: The Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan/South Sudan, Mozambique and the Sahel/Mali. Each chapter concludes with a set of key lessons learned that could be used to inform the building of a more sustainable peace in Africa. The State of Peacebuilding in Africa was born out of the activities of the Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding (SVNP), a Carnegie-funded, continent-wide network of  African organizations that works with the Wilson Center to bring African knowledge and perspectives to U.S., African, and international policy on peacebuilding in Africa. The research for this book was made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

About the authors

Terence McNamee is Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center Scholars, based in South Africa. Educated in his native Canada and the UK, he has written and worked on development, governance and security issues for more than two decades, mainly in Africa.

Monde Muyangwa is Director of the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She previously served as Academic Dean of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, and as Director of Research and Policy at the National Summit on Africa, all in the USA.

Reviews

“This edited volume is a bracing read due to its description of the many failings of peacebuilding in Africa, and it offers, if not always systematically, useful thoughts on how peacebuilding might be pointed in a direction that takes account of politics and viability.” (David Harris, International Affairs, Vol. 97 (4), 2021)


"Very few books provide as broad and deep a set of reflections and considerations regarding peacebuilding in Africa, as this volume. The issues and case studies covered here offer much for the future of policymaking in this area. “

 

—      David J. Hornsby, Associate Vice President of Teaching and Learning and Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Canada

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-14

    McNamee, Terence (et al.)

  • Learning Lessons from Peace Operations in Africa

    Pages 15-32

    Williams, Paul D.

  • The Economics of Peacebuilding: International Organizations for Dealing with Victor and Vanquished

    Pages 33-46

    Songwe, Vera

  • Religion and Peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Pages 47-64

    Ludovic, S. J., Lado Tonlieu

  • Field Reflections on Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Social Imperatives of Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration

    Pages 65-79

    Bigombe, Betty O.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The State of Peacebuilding in Africa
Book Subtitle
Lessons Learned for Policymakers and Practitioners
Editors
  • Terence McNamee
  • Monde Muyangwa
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-46636-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-46636-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-46635-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 431
Number of Illustrations
9 illustrations in colour
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