Peace and Conflict in Africa
Edited by Professor David J. Francis
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Peace and Conflict in Africa by Professor David J. Francis
Book DescriptionNowhere in the world is the demand for peace more prominent and challenging than in Africa. From state collapse and anarchy in Somalia to protracted wars and rampant corruption in the Congo; from bloody civil wars and extreme poverty in Sierra Leone to humanitarian crisis and authoritarianism in Sudan, the continent is the focus of growing political and media attention. This book presents the first comprehensive overview of conflict and peace across the continent. Bringing together a range of leading academics from Africa and beyond, Peace and Conflict in Africa is an ideal introduction to key themes of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, security and development. The book's stress on the importance of indigenous Africa approaches to creating peace makes it an innovative and exciting intervention in the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842779545
(234mm x 156mm x 156mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor David J. Francis
When War Ends, Hardback (May 2012)
By reviewing a case study of the West African state of Sierra Leone, potential lessons for other parts of the world can be gained. This title critically assesses the role and contribution of the international community to state reconstruction and post-war peacebuilding and evaluates what happens when war ends.
Policing in Africa, Hardback (April 2012)
This wide-ranging collection offers fresh insights into a critical factor in development and politics on the African continent. It critically examines and illustrates the centrality of policing in transition societies in Africa, and outlines and assesses the emergence and impact of the diversity of state and non-state policing agencies.
US Strategy in Africa, Paperback (December 2011)
This text outlines the construction, interpretations and understanding of US strategy towards Africa in the current era.
Invitation to Ethnomethodology, Paperback (June 2004)» View all books by Professor David J. Francis
This book offer a new and rigorous approach to observational sociology that is grounded in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis.
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Author Biography - Professor David J. Francis
David Francis is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bradford, where he established and directs the Africa Centre for Peace & Conflict Studies. He has published extensively on the economics and politics of security in Africa. He is the author of Uniting Africa: Building Regional Peace and Security Systems (2006)
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