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Infrastructures for Peace in Sub-Saharan Africa

Editors: Hove, Mediel, Harris, Geoff (Eds.)

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  • First book documenting the experience and potential of nonviolence in post-independence sub-Saharan Africa
  • Persuasive case for the development of various peace infrastructures in order to make peace sustainable
  • Explains how strategic planning can be utilised, both to bring about change and to institutionalise it
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About this book

Cultures of violence are characteristic of many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and attempts to move towards cultures of peace have often proved difficult and ineffectual. And yet, the wide variations in levels of violence within and between countries show that it is not inevitable; rather, it is the result of choices made at individual, community and societal levels. This book examines the potential of peace infrastructures as vehicles to strengthen and spread progress towards cultures of peace.

Peace infrastructures vary hugely in sophistication and level. The examples examined in this book range from tiny structures which help resolve conflicts between individuals and within community organisations, peace committees which serve local communities, peace education and peace club programmes in schools, mediation mechanisms to prevent election violence and to ministries of peace to coordinate government and non-government efforts in peacemaking and peacebuilding. The overall finding is that the development of peace infrastructures at all levels has great potential to build cultures of peace.

1.     It is the only book available which documents the experience and potential of nonviolence in post-independence sub-Saharan Africa.

2.     It makes a persuasive case for the development of various peace infrastructures in order to make peace sustainable.

3.     It explains how strategic planning can be utilised, both to bring about change and to institutionalise it.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Putting a Tape Measure Around Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Pages 3-24

    Harris, Geoff (et al.)

  • Gender-Based Violence: A Case Study of Bindura Urban, Zimbabwe

    Pages 25-34

    Kurebwa, Jeffrey

  • Violence or Nonviolence? A Comparison of Costs and Effectiveness

    Pages 37-51

    Harris, Geoff

  • Why Nonviolent Movements Failed in Zimbabwe: The MDC and its Allies, 2000–2015

    Pages 53-77

    Hove, Mediel

  • Collaborative Conflict Resolution: A Case Study of Conflict Transformation in a Zimbabwean Peri-urban Township

    Pages 79-85

    Shonhiwa, Kudakwashe

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14694-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14693-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infrastructures for Peace in Sub-Saharan Africa
Editors
  • Mediel Hove
  • Geoff Harris
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14694-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14694-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14693-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 298
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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