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Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Eastern Review     Open Access  
Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Ecopolítica     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Ekonomi, İşletme, Siyaset ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Dergisi     Open Access  
El Banquete de los Dioses     Open Access  
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentro     Open Access  
Entramados y Perspectivas     Open Access  
Environment and Planning C : Politics and Space     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Espacios Públicos     Open Access  
Estudios digital     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudos Avançados     Open Access  
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Ethics & International Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Ethics & Global Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Éthique publique     Open Access  
Études internationales     Full-text available via subscription  
Eunomia. Rivista semestrale del Corso di Laurea in Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
European Integration Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
European Journal for Security Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of American Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
European Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
European Journal of Political Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 82)
European Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
European Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
European Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
European Union Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Eurostudia     Open Access  
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Evaluation and Program Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Evidence Base : A journal of evidence reviews in key policy areas     Open Access  
Exchange : The Journal of Public Diplomacy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fascism     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Federal Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Fédéralisme Régionalisme     Open Access  
FEU Academic Review     Open Access  
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Financial Times     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Foreign Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Foreign Policy Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Foro Interno. Anuario de Teoría Política     Open Access  
French Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Gaceta Laboral     Open Access  
Genocide Studies International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Geographische Zeitschrift     Full-text available via subscription  
Geopolítica(s). Revista de estudios sobre espacio y poder     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geopolitics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Geopolitics under Globalization     Open Access  
German Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
German Politics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Germinal : Marxismo e Educação em Debate     Open Access  
Gestão & Regionalidade     Open Access  
Ghana Journal of Development Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Global Change, Peace & Security: formerly Pacifica Review: Peace, Security & Global Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 408)
Global Discourse : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Global Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Justice : Theory Practice Rhetoric     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Media Journal : African Edition     Open Access  
Global Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Global Societies Journal     Open Access  
Global Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Global South, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Global War Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Göç Dergisi     Full-text available via subscription  
Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Governare la paura. Journal of interdisciplinary studies     Open Access  
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Granì     Open Access  
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Hague Journal of Diplomacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Hegel Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Helsinki Monitor     Hybrid Journal  
Hic Rhodus : Crisis capitalista, polémica y controversias     Open Access  
Historia i Polityka     Open Access  
History of Communism in Europe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hommes & Migrations     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
HONAI : International Journal for Educational, Social, Political & Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Horyzonty Polityki     Open Access  
Human Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Human Rights Case Digest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 70)
Human Rights Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration     Open Access  
Idäntutkimus     Open Access  
identidade!     Open Access  
Identities : Journal for Politics, Gender and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Identity Papers : A Journal of British and Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IDP. Revista de Internet, Derecho y Politica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ids Practice Papers     Hybrid Journal  
Indes : Zeitschrift für Politik und Gesellschaft     Hybrid Journal  
Index on Censorship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
India Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Indialogs : Spanish Journal of India Studies     Open Access  
Indonesia Prime     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Journal of Community Engagement     Open Access  
Innovation Policy and the Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Innovations : Technology, Governance, Globalization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Insight on Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intelligence & National Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Interdisciplinary Political Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Interdisziplinäre Zeitschrift für Südasienforschung     Open Access  
Interest Groups & Advocacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Communication of Chinese Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Critical Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Interactions: Empirical and Theoretical Research in International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal : Canada's Journal of Global Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Area Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Children's Rights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of E-Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access  
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Group Tensions     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Human Rights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 587)
International Journal of Intercultural Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Press/Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Social Quality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal on Minority and Group Rights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Migration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
International Migration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 275)
International Negotiation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International NGO Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 106)
International Peacekeeping     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 476)
International Political Science Abstracts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 91)
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
International Quarterly for Asian Studies     Open Access  
International Regional Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75)
International Socialism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Spectator : Italian Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
International Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Theory: A Journal of International Politics, Law and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Irish Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Israel Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Istanbul Journal of Economics and Politics     Open Access  
Italian Political Science Review / Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica     Hybrid Journal  
Italian Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
IZA Journal of Development and Migration     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Izquierdas     Open Access  
Japan Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Japanese Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
JCMS : Journal of Common Market Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
JICSA : Journal of Islamic Civilization in Southeast Asia     Open Access  
JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik)     Open Access  
Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines     Hybrid Journal  
Journal Exit-Deutschland. Zeitschrift für Deradikalisierung und demokratische Kultur     Open Access  
Journal for Deradicalization     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal for Peace and Justice Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal for Perspectives of Economic Political and Social Integration. Journal for Mental Changes     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal für Rechtspolitik     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of African Foreign Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of African Studies and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of African Union Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Borneo-Kalimantan     Open Access  
Journal of Catholic Social Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Chinese Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Citizenship and Globalisation Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)

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Journal of African Union Studies
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ISSN (Print) 2050-4292 - ISSN (Online) 2050-4306
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  • An insight into South Africa's xenophobia: impacting on Africa's
           integration, Journal of African Union Studies 4(2) : pp. 35-53 :
           corrigendum
    • Authors: Andrew Okem; Lucky Asuelime
      Abstract: An insight into South Africa's xenophobia: impacting on Africa's integration, Journal of African Union Studies 4(2) : pp. 35-53 : corrigendum
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • An insight into South Africa's xenophobia: impacting on Africa's
           integration, Journal of African Union Studies 4(2) : pp. 35-53 :
           corrigendum
    • Authors: Andrew Okem; Lucky Asuelime
      Abstract: An insight into South Africa's xenophobia: impacting on Africa's integration, Journal of African Union Studies 4(2) : pp. 35-53 : corrigendum
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Towards a people friendly Pan-African Parliament : lessons from the
           European parliament
    • Authors: Juliana Appiah; Getrude Ansaaku
      Abstract: The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) is an institution of the African Union (AU) modeled after the European Union's (EU's) European Parliament (EP). Both were established to promote principles of democracy and to ensure the active involvement of Union citizens in the integration process. However, the approach and commitment of the AU and the EU to the full operationalization and functioning of the two differ. Using the constructivist theory, a content analysis of relevant constitutive documents of the two parliaments is done. The paper delves into the identities and interests informing the PAP's establishment and how far it has traveled to achieve its goals. A major finding of the paper is that although on the surface, the PAP appears to take after the EP, a number of challenges hinder it from functioning optimally. The result is a lack of commitment to a redefinition and enhancement of the functions and powers of the PAP.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Towards a people friendly Pan-African Parliament : lessons from the
           European parliament
    • Authors: Juliana Appiah; Getrude Ansaaku
      Abstract: The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) is an institution of the African Union (AU) modeled after the European Union's (EU's) European Parliament (EP). Both were established to promote principles of democracy and to ensure the active involvement of Union citizens in the integration process. However, the approach and commitment of the AU and the EU to the full operationalization and functioning of the two differ. Using the constructivist theory, a content analysis of relevant constitutive documents of the two parliaments is done. The paper delves into the identities and interests informing the PAP's establishment and how far it has traveled to achieve its goals. A major finding of the paper is that although on the surface, the PAP appears to take after the EP, a number of challenges hinder it from functioning optimally. The result is a lack of commitment to a redefinition and enhancement of the functions and powers of the PAP.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • African Union and United Nations : praying peace but preaching war
    • Authors: Chinedu Thomas Ekwealor; Khondlo Mtshali
      Abstract: At the inceptions of the United Nations (UN) on October 24 1945 and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25 1963 - the OAU later changed to African Union (AU) in 2001- the common denominator between the AU and the UN is peace and security. While the UN created and enabled the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to function as the harbinger for global peace and security and serves as a neutral arbiter among brawled member nations, the O/AU values unity among member through the agency of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). The UNSC has carried out several intervention projects on African nations as elsewhere since 1945 with a view to enforcing peace and security on resistant population or transformation of existing conflicts through adoption of resolutions or direct military interventions. The conflict records of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Libya only lent credence to Michael Doyle's assertion that peace cannot be enforced on any resistant population. As such, UNSC intervention tactics have actually enabled acrimonies between the organ and the affected countries and sometimes the AU, especially, in Africa's security affairs. This paper presses further the account that conflicts in Africa have enjoyed the combined support of the AU and the UNSC.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • African Union and United Nations : praying peace but preaching war
    • Authors: Chinedu Thomas Ekwealor; Khondlo Mtshali
      Abstract: At the inceptions of the United Nations (UN) on October 24 1945 and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25 1963 - the OAU later changed to African Union (AU) in 2001- the common denominator between the AU and the UN is peace and security. While the UN created and enabled the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to function as the harbinger for global peace and security and serves as a neutral arbiter among brawled member nations, the O/AU values unity among member through the agency of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). The UNSC has carried out several intervention projects on African nations as elsewhere since 1945 with a view to enforcing peace and security on resistant population or transformation of existing conflicts through adoption of resolutions or direct military interventions. The conflict records of Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Libya only lent credence to Michael Doyle's assertion that peace cannot be enforced on any resistant population. As such, UNSC intervention tactics have actually enabled acrimonies between the organ and the affected countries and sometimes the AU, especially, in Africa's security affairs. This paper presses further the account that conflicts in Africa have enjoyed the combined support of the AU and the UNSC.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Towards gender equality in Africa : a review of Aspiration 6 in Agenda
           2063
    • Authors: Claudine Anita Hingston
      Abstract: Agenda 2063 - The Africa We want, is both a vision and an action plan. It is the platform where the united voices of Africa have painted a picture of what they desire for themselves, for future generations and for the continent. Enshrined in the agenda are seven aspirations expressed by the people of Africa of the Africa they want. This paper is based on Aspiration 6 which calls for an Africa whose development is people-driven and one that relies on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth and cares for its children. It focuses on the African woman and the quest to cement her in her rightful roles in society and ultimately bridge the gender gap in Africa. This paper first examines the status of women in Africa as well as contributive factors to their continued low status in society. Furthermore, this paper proposes the concept of aggressive womancentrism as the way forward and highlights ways in which the African woman can be empowered to unlock her full potentials and be placed on an equal footing with men. This paper is qualitative one and utilizes an interpretivist paradigm.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Towards gender equality in Africa : a review of Aspiration 6 in Agenda
           2063
    • Authors: Claudine Anita Hingston
      Abstract: Agenda 2063 - The Africa We want, is both a vision and an action plan. It is the platform where the united voices of Africa have painted a picture of what they desire for themselves, for future generations and for the continent. Enshrined in the agenda are seven aspirations expressed by the people of Africa of the Africa they want. This paper is based on Aspiration 6 which calls for an Africa whose development is people-driven and one that relies on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth and cares for its children. It focuses on the African woman and the quest to cement her in her rightful roles in society and ultimately bridge the gender gap in Africa. This paper first examines the status of women in Africa as well as contributive factors to their continued low status in society. Furthermore, this paper proposes the concept of aggressive womancentrism as the way forward and highlights ways in which the African woman can be empowered to unlock her full potentials and be placed on an equal footing with men. This paper is qualitative one and utilizes an interpretivist paradigm.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The African Union and peace and security in Central Africa
    • Authors: Olumide Adetokunbo Fafore
      Abstract: Since the formation of the African Union (AU) in 2002, peace and security has been its central components. The African Union has sought to respond to the many violent conflicts on the continent with African solutions to African problems through the establishment of the African Union Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and its components. More than a decade however, the African continent remains punctuated by violent conflicts, in, for example, Central Africa, Libya, the Lake Chad Basin region and the Sahel region. This work will assess the African Union peace and security architecture, its strength and challenges using the Central African region as analysis and offers several recommendations such as a coherent and mutually reinforcing cooperation between the African Union and regional organizations in Central Africa on regional peace and security.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The African Union and peace and security in Central Africa
    • Authors: Olumide Adetokunbo Fafore
      Abstract: Since the formation of the African Union (AU) in 2002, peace and security has been its central components. The African Union has sought to respond to the many violent conflicts on the continent with African solutions to African problems through the establishment of the African Union Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and its components. More than a decade however, the African continent remains punctuated by violent conflicts, in, for example, Central Africa, Libya, the Lake Chad Basin region and the Sahel region. This work will assess the African Union peace and security architecture, its strength and challenges using the Central African region as analysis and offers several recommendations such as a coherent and mutually reinforcing cooperation between the African Union and regional organizations in Central Africa on regional peace and security.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • African Union and the challenges of development
    • Authors: Olatunbosun Adeniyi; Ngozi Mercy Opara, Toyosi Adeyemo, Augustina Irenosen Ekeria Bolorunduro Faith-Lois
      Abstract: The role of the African Union (AU) in the promotion of unity and solidarity of its member states remains imperative with a view to achieving development in the continent. The AU is saddled with responsibility of attaining socio-economic integration through a concerted effort to alleviate poverty and tackle corruption, to strengthening good governance through political process and civil rule which underscore transparency and accountability in the democratic system. The paper considers the economic objective of the AU and discusses the desirability to shift from intra-continental marketing to intercontinental trading and investment with other continents, diversification of her economies and strengthening of her common market, so as to impact positively to world trade and sustainable development goals. On continental peace and security, the AU also needs to adopt a stern approach against terrorism pervading the continent through legal and military options to curtail the menace. The paper identifies challenges of insecurity, incessant conflicts, overdependence on foreign aid, corruption, political instability, inept leadership, inadequate infrastructural development, as bane of good governance and development confronting member states of AU. The paper proposes pragmatic steps to be explored by AU in curbing various challenges in a bid to improving the standard and quality of states and the African peoples.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • African Union and the challenges of development
    • Authors: Olatunbosun Adeniyi; Ngozi Mercy Opara, Toyosi Adeyemo, Augustina Irenosen Ekeria Bolorunduro Faith-Lois
      Abstract: The role of the African Union (AU) in the promotion of unity and solidarity of its member states remains imperative with a view to achieving development in the continent. The AU is saddled with responsibility of attaining socio-economic integration through a concerted effort to alleviate poverty and tackle corruption, to strengthening good governance through political process and civil rule which underscore transparency and accountability in the democratic system. The paper considers the economic objective of the AU and discusses the desirability to shift from intra-continental marketing to intercontinental trading and investment with other continents, diversification of her economies and strengthening of her common market, so as to impact positively to world trade and sustainable development goals. On continental peace and security, the AU also needs to adopt a stern approach against terrorism pervading the continent through legal and military options to curtail the menace. The paper identifies challenges of insecurity, incessant conflicts, overdependence on foreign aid, corruption, political instability, inept leadership, inadequate infrastructural development, as bane of good governance and development confronting member states of AU. The paper proposes pragmatic steps to be explored by AU in curbing various challenges in a bid to improving the standard and quality of states and the African peoples.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Is the African Union's position on non-indifference making a difference? :
           the implementation of the responsibility to protect (R2P) in Africa in
           theory and practice
    • Authors: Jeremy Sarkin
      Abstract: This article examines whether the African Union's policy of non-indifference has made a difference on the continent to issues concerning peace and security and the promotion and protection of human rights. It does so by contextualising the situation concerning peace and human rights in Africa, and by examining these against the principles of the responsibility to protect (R2P) and the principles established by the AU on matters of peace, security, human rights, and humanitarian intervention (HI). It does this by examining what humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect are, and what principles in regard to those legal norms that are found in the AU Constitutive Act as well as other African Union instruments. This is done to determine what progress the AU has made in that regard in dealing with conflict and human rights issues. The article traces the role of the OAU, and why it was transformedinto the AU around concerns about its role on the continent and how it dealt with these matters. The article examines whether the African Union has carried out the commitments it has penned or whether the statements and principles inhas adopted are merely rhetorical or have been operationalised. The article examines the African Union's role in a number of country settings including Sudan (specifically Darfur), Libya, Nigeria, South Sudan, Kenya, and Burundi to determine whether the AU has truly implemented the goals it set for itself concerning non-indifference. The article makes recommendations on what can be done to truly make the AU an organisation that is non-indifferent and what is needed to deal with some of Africa's peace and security tribulations and its human rights problems.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • African solutions to African problems : a critical appraisal
    • Authors: Zekeri Momoh
      Abstract: African economy in contemporary times is described as one that is highly dependent on the Global North for its sustenance despite, the enormous resources of the continent. This paper provides empirical evidence that African solutions remains better option to African problems. It employs the "False Paradigm Model" which is a variant of the Dependency theory. It also employ analytical tool in its investigation. It argues that despite the experimentation of external approach/strategies to development, African economies have not made meaningful progress in term of economic development. It suggests that African states must look inward for it developmental needs rather than on the Global North. The Asian Tigers (Newly Industrialized Countries) such as Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea among others were at the same level of underdevelopment in the sixties but have developed leaving African countries behind. It further argues that African states must address the issue of corruption, political instability, poverty, bad governance, seat tight leadership. And embark on critical economic and political reforms that are people oriented that will address the weak state of private sector in Africa as well as good leadership style. Lastly, this paper argues that African states will not develop as long as they continue to depend of the Global North for it developmental needs African states will perpetually remain underdeveloped and indebted to the global North.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • The African union interventions in African conflicts : unity and
           leadership conundrum on Libya
    • Authors: Chinedu Thomas Ekwealor; Ufo Okeke Uzodike
      Abstract: Scholars are divided over the African Union's unity on Libya conflict in 2011, they however agree that the United Nations (UN)-backed North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) intervention in Libya was successful because the African Union was truly divided and lacking in leadership. They contend that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) intervention in Libya was a dishonest act which was politically and economically motivated in pursuit of the national interests of some UNSC's permanent five (P5) states. Although the AU was unequivocal in its condemnation of the indiscriminate use of force and lethal weapons in Libya, the reaffirmation of its strong commitment to respect the unity and territorial integrity of Libya, and its rejection of any foreign military intervention in Libya, were suffocated by African disunity. Therefore, this paper is anchored on the thesis that Africa's persistent political marginalization on major issues is the net effect not only of global power disparity but also of African disunity. To this end, this paper grapples with the following questions: why is Africa not truly united? Why was the AU divided on Libya? What lessons can be learnt from the Libyan crisis?
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • "African Solutions" in chains : external and internal causes of Africa's
           continued dependency fifty years on
    • Authors: Ndubuisi Christian Ani; Emmanuel Matambo
      Abstract: The political independence of African states in the 1960s provided opportunity for Africa to materialize the Pan-African desire for 'African solutions to African problems' as opposed to the dependence on, and impositions of, external powers. Over fifty years after independence however, the continent remains chronically dependent on external systems and interventions. Using Mills' Racial Contract theory and Frantz Fanon's Pitfalls of National Consciousness, the study engages with the causes of Africa's continued dependency. The paper contends that the constraints in materializing 'African solutions to African problems' resides in the fact that while outside forces have condescendingly treated Africa as 'a charity case' from which no real solution to its woes can emerge, Africa's lackluster and myopic leadership also share the blame for the miscarriage of a potentially sound ideal.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Missions with hindrance : African Union (AU) and peacekeeping operations
    • Authors: Adegboyega A. Ola; Stanley O. Ehiane
      Abstract: Peacekeeping has been a dominant theme of the African Union (AU) for decades and major operations have been undertaken by the regional organisation. This article takes into perspective an assessment of the AU peacekeeping operations, amidst its challenges and politics within the context of continental peace and security. The paper discovers that AU missions on the continent have been stalled by a lot of factors in the last few decades. These dynamics have made the AU role appears to be facilitating role to the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping rather than a dominant character. The paper concludes that when the overarching issues were addressed, the AU capacities and the proclivities for successful peacekeeping operation are at its ultimate.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
  • Re-assessment of African Union security architecture and emerging security
           challenges in Africa
    • Authors: 'Seun Bamidele
      Abstract: Council (PSC) is not just a clone of the Security Council of the United Nations; it is designed to provide security, forestall conflicts and maintain peace in Africa. Moreover, its Constitutive Acts provide for more engagement and greater scope in instances of both inter- and intra-state conflicts. However, the interventions of the PSC in some of Africa's theatres of conflict have raised fundamental questions on how the organ performs its roles. This paper is therefore structured into four sections. The first section provides historic background of APSA and specifically focuses on AU's PSC, African Standby Forces (ASF), Panel of the Wise (PoW) and Continental Early Warning System (CEWS). The second section briefly highlights the emerging security challenges in Africa, using Libya and Cote d'Ivoire as case studies. The third section examines AU's response and why APSA failed in responding to the emerging security challenges in these troubled spots, and finally the fourth section concludes and recommends alternative strategies to how APSA can adequately respond to the emerging security challenges facing the continent.
      PubDate: 2016-01-01T00:00:00Z
       
 
 
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