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Managing conflicts in Africa's democratic transitions [electronic resource] / Akanmu G. Adebayo, [editor].

Publication:
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2012.
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Book
1 online resource (368 p.)
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Subjects:
Democratization -- Africa.
Conflict management -- Africa.
Political violence -- Africa -- Prevention.
Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book explores the nascent and complex terrain of democratization and peaceful political transitions in Africa. It analyzes major election-related conflicts across the continent, explains their root causes and major consequences, and offers measures that may be undertaken to prevent, manage, and resolve election-induced conflicts. It charts a path for the future political and democratic stability in Africa.
Contents:
Managing Conflicts in Africa's Democratic Transitions; CONTENTS; List of Figures; List of Tables; Foreword; Preface & Acknowledgments; Part One: Understanding Africa's Democratization, Elections, and Conflicts; 1 Dreams and Nightmares: Democratization, Elections, and Conflicts in Africa; 2 Security in Post-Civil War Democratic Transitions in Africa; 3 Traumatics: The Representation of Trauma in Yvonne Vera's; Part Two: Domestic and International Issues and Actors; 4 Democratization and Post-Election Conflicts in Nigeria since Independence: A Historical Reconsideration
5 Incumbency as a Factor: Appropriation of State Security Resources and Electoral Governance in Nigeria6 Religion and Political Activism in Egypt; 7 Democratization in Senegal: The Failure of the Sopi Revolution; 8 The Involution of Democracy in Lusophone West Africa; 9 Conflict Analysis of the 2007 Post-election Violence in Kenya; 10 The French Press and Position on Post-Election Crisis in Côte d'Ivoire; 11 United States Foreign Policy Responses to Africa's Transitional Conflicts; Part Three: Conflict Management Options
12 Post-Election Conflict Resolution in Africa: Lessons from AfricanPeace Paradigms13 An African Model? Conflict Management in Ghana's 2008 Presidential Elections; 14 Lessons from South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for Managing Africa's Conflicts; 15 Could Forgiveness and Amnesty Be a Panacea for Kenya's Post-Election Conflict Era?; 16 Establishing Electoral Conflict Management Panels: A Case Study of South Africa; 17 Post-Electoral Conflict in la Côte d'Ivoire: Road Map to Peace; About the Editor; About the Contributors; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Adebayo, A. G. (Akanmu Gafari), 1956-
ISBN:
1-283-94040-X
0-7391-7264-6
OCLC:
824081609