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The Resource African peace militaries : war, peace and democratic governance, edited by David J. Francis

African peace militaries : war, peace and democratic governance, edited by David J. Francis

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African peace militaries : war, peace and democratic governance
Title
African peace militaries
Title remainder
war, peace and democratic governance
Statement of responsibility
edited by David J. Francis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides a critical understanding of the emerging role of African militaries in peacetime democratic Africa. This book departs from the dominant perspective which simply presents the military as an'enemy' of democracy because of the history and legacy of unending military coup d'©?tats and interventions in civilian politics. In the context of Africa, the military has been blamed or largely held responsible for instigating wars, armed conflicts, political violence, poverty and underdevelopment due to bad governance and mismanagement of the state. Drawing from diverse case studies across Africa, including Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Egypt, this volume presents the argument that though the military has played a negative, and sometimes, destructive role in undermining constitutional rule and the overthrow of democratic civilian governments, the same military, now operating in a changed global environment, is making effort to support the development of democracy and democratic consolidation as well as remain subjected to civilian democratic oversight and control. Notwithstanding, the real challenge for this emerging trend of African peace militaries is the extent to which they are able to fulfil, on a predictable and consistent basis, their constitutional mandate to defend the people against'elected autocrats' in Africa who try to use the military to perpetuate themselves in power. This work fills a critical gap in the literature and will be of much interest to students of African security and politics, peace and conflict studies, security studies and IR in general."--Provided by publisher
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Francis, David J.
Dewey number
322/.5096
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in peace and conflict resolution
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil-military relations
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Democratization
  • Africa
Label
African peace militaries : war, peace and democratic governance, edited by David J. Francis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
African militaries in war, peace and support for democratic development / David J. Francis -- The military in Nigeria : war, peace and support for democratic governance / Oshita Oshita -- The Rwanda Defence Force : from Genocide to Peace and democratic consolidation / Marco Jowell -- Military in Uganda : war, peace and support for democratic consolidation / Eric Awich Ochen -- Military response to Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria : implications for peace, security and democracy in the Lake Chad Basin / Kenneth C. Omeje -- African solutions to Western problems : Western-sponsored training programmes for African militaries : impact on peace and democratic consolidation / David Chuter -- African standby force : challenges and opportunities for support of democracy in Africa / Kasaija Phillip Apuuli -- African militaries, security sector reform and peace dividends : a case study of Ethiopia's post-1998 defence reform experience and impact on democratic development / Ann Fitz-Gerald, Paula MacPhee & Ian Westerman -- Egypt : the military in war, peace and democratic development / Joseph Lansana Kormoh
Control code
on1000600601
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134819720
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1000600601
Label
African peace militaries : war, peace and democratic governance, edited by David J. Francis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
African militaries in war, peace and support for democratic development / David J. Francis -- The military in Nigeria : war, peace and support for democratic governance / Oshita Oshita -- The Rwanda Defence Force : from Genocide to Peace and democratic consolidation / Marco Jowell -- Military in Uganda : war, peace and support for democratic consolidation / Eric Awich Ochen -- Military response to Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria : implications for peace, security and democracy in the Lake Chad Basin / Kenneth C. Omeje -- African solutions to Western problems : Western-sponsored training programmes for African militaries : impact on peace and democratic consolidation / David Chuter -- African standby force : challenges and opportunities for support of democracy in Africa / Kasaija Phillip Apuuli -- African militaries, security sector reform and peace dividends : a case study of Ethiopia's post-1998 defence reform experience and impact on democratic development / Ann Fitz-Gerald, Paula MacPhee & Ian Westerman -- Egypt : the military in war, peace and democratic development / Joseph Lansana Kormoh
Control code
on1000600601
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134819720
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1000600601

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