Leadership, Conflict, and Negotiating Sustainable Socio-Political Frameworks in Africa

Authored by: Ian Liebenberg

Routledge Handbook of Conflict Response and Leadership in Africa

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

Print ISBN: 9780367332228
eBook ISBN: 9780429318603
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Africa experienced a tortuous history in terms of violent conflict. Large contested spaces worsened conflicts, the subjugation of communities, small and large violent clashes on class and racial grounds, 1 and a geo-space of scarce and contested resources by imposters and frequently by Africans themselves. Add to it colonialism, imperialism, hasty decolonization, dependency, including the development of underdevelopment, a Cold War with divisive consequences, leadership failures as well as neo-imperialism 2 and interventions by foreign core powers (self-perceived world policemen), 3 and we have an explosive mix.

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