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Routledge Handbook of Conflict Response and Leadership in Africa

Edited by: Alpaslan Özerdem , Sinem Akgül-Açıkmeşe , Ian Liebenberg

Print publication date:  September  2021
Online publication date:  September  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367332228
eBook ISBN: 9780429318603
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429318603
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Book description

This handbook explores the challenges and opportunities for leadership and conflict response in the context of Africa at several levels.

Leadership plays a vital role in affecting conflict response but is frequently only examined at the macro level of state, government, and international organizations. This handbook addresses the need to explore challenges and opportunities for leadership at several levels: macro (global, regional, national), meso (NGOs, religious groups, academics), and micro (civil society organizations, youth groups, women?s organizations). Analysis from multiple levels provides a broader explanation of conflict dynamics and helps to fit localized conflict transformation approaches into wider national or regional structures. The multidisciplinary essays presented in this volume encompass the psychological, political, and structural dimensions of conflict response and demonstrate how its success is fundamentally linked to the style of effectiveness of leadership, among other factors.

The volume is divided into four thematic sections:

  • Part I: The theory and dynamics of conflict response and leadership
  • Part II: Macro-level leadership experiences in conflict response
  • Part III: Meso-/micro-level leadership experiences in conflict response
  • Part IV: Recommendations for improved leadership in conflict response

This book will be of much interest to students of conflict resolution, peace studies, African politics, security studies, and international relations, in general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Evolution of Conflict Response Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Leadership in Conflict Response Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Decoding the Emerging World Order and Challenges to Global Leadership Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Leadership from a Civil Society Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Leadership, Conflict, and Negotiating Sustainable Socio-Political Frameworks in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Conflict Response through Operations Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Leadership of the United Nations and African Union in Darfur, 2003–2006 Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Role of IGAD in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Role of Regional Organizations in Peace Interventions Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Conflict Response in Madagascar Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Role of the United States as a Global Power in Responding to Violent Conflicts in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Russia in the ‘New Scramble for Africa’ Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The People's Republic of China in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Turkey's Peacebuilding Response in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Political Transformation of the North African States in the Post–Arab Spring Period Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Maritime Security off Africa Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Community Leadership and Alternative approaches to Western Conflict Resolution Models Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Leading and Misleading the Flock Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Clan Elders and Traditional Reconciliation in Somalia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Rwenzori in Uganda Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Civil Society Groups' Peace Activism and Media in Kenya Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Local Communities, ICTs, and Conflict Prevention in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Youth Leadership in Conflict Response in South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Youth and Peacebuilding in West Africa Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Making a Difference in Peacekeeping Operations Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Leadership in Peacekeeping Training Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Human Rights Protection and Leadership in Contemporary African Conflicts Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Comparative Role of Political Leadership in Alleviating Conflict Download PDF
Chapter  29:  How to Improve Leadership in Conflict Response in Africa Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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