This edited volume focuses on the development and conflict prevention mechanism of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS. The contributors discuss complex socio-political and economic issues and use a cross disciplinary approach to treat most of the dominant research questions in the field. The chapters come nicely together in a kaleidoscope of knowledge deriving from scholarly investigative traditions in political science, anthropology, economics, law, and sociology. The book is conceived as a source of reference and for graduate courses in African politics, development, human rights, transnational law, and international public policy.
Autorentext Okon Akiba is International and Comparative Politics Professor, York University, Toronto, Canada.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Preventive Diplomacy in Theory and PracticeOkon Akiba
Chapter 2: ECOWAS and Preventive Diplomacy in West Africa Babatunde Afolabi
Chapter 3: Youth Bulge and West Africa: Understanding Dispute Triggers and Conflict Prevention Augustine Ikelegbe
Chapter 4: Militant Psyche and Separatism: A Note On the Casamance Conflict and Necessity of Preventive InterventionOkon Akiba
Chapter 5: Women's War-time Struggle for Peace and Security in the Mano River Union Oumar Ndongo
Chapter 6: Making and Enforcing Peace through Mediation and Fire Power: A Retrospective on the Liberia ExperienceOkon Akiba
Chapter 7: About God and Violence in West Africa! Can Religious Organisations Foster Peace? Charles Abiodun Alao and Ronke Ako Nai
Chapter 8: Rwanda and North Macedonia: Considering the Nature of Conflict and UN Peacemaking Abdul Mumin Sa'ad
Chapter 9: Epilogue: Arbitrariness and Conflict: The Context of Preventive Diplomacy in West AfricaOkon Akiba
Preventive Diplomacy, Security, and Human Rights in West Africa