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Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Demokratie und Geschichte     Hybrid Journal  
Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Der Donauraum     Hybrid Journal  
Desafíos     Open Access  
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Digital Government : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Discurso     Open Access  
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Earth System Governance     Open Access  
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East/West : Journal of Ukrainian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Eastern Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Ecopolítica     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
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: 45)
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: 43)
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: 18)
Ethics & Global Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Éthique publique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études internationales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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: 2)
European Journal of American Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal  
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
European Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
European Journal of Political Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 88)
European Journal of Political Research : Political Data Yearbook     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Politics and Gender     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal  
European Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
European Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
European Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
European Union Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Eurostudia     Open Access  
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Evaluation and Program Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Evidence Base : A journal of evidence reviews in key policy areas     Open Access  
Exchange : The Journal of Public Diplomacy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E|mporium     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Fascism     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Federal Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Federalism-E     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 55)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Foreign Policy Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Foro Interno. Anuario de Teoría Política     Open Access  
French Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Frontiers in Political Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gaceta Laboral     Open Access  
Genocide Studies International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Geographische Zeitschrift     Full-text available via subscription  
Geopolítica(s). Revista de estudios sobre espacio y poder     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Geopolitics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Geopolitics under Globalization     Open Access  
German Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
German Politics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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 Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Global Change, Peace & Security: formerly Pacifica Review: Peace, Security & Global Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 417)
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: 51)
Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Global Justice : Theory Practice Rhetoric     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Media Journal : African Edition     Open Access  
Global Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Global Societies Journal     Open Access  
Global Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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: 25)
Granì     Open Access  
Greek Political Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 6)
HONAI : International Journal for Educational, Social, Political & Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Horyzonty Polityki     Open Access  
Human Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
Human Rights Case Digest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 77)
Human Rights Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
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: 20)
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  
IKAT : The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies     Open Access  
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: 7)
Innovations : Technology, Governance, Globalization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Insight on Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
InSURgência : revista de direitos e movimentos sociais     Open Access  
Intelligence & National Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Interdisciplinary Political Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Interdisziplinäre Zeitschrift für Südasienforschung     Open Access  
Interest Groups & Advocacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Communication of Chinese Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Critical Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Gramsci Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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 African Renaissance Studies - Multi-, Inter- and Transdisciplinarity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Area Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Children's Rights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of E-Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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: 62)
International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 592)
International Journal of Intercultural Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Peace Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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: 38)
International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
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: 34)
International Migration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 181)
International Negotiation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International NGO Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 111)
International Peacekeeping     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 481)
International Political Science Abstracts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 98)
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
International Quarterly for Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Regional Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Review of Public Policy     Open Access  
International Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)

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Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies
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  • “I Forgive to Forget”: Implications for Community Restoration and
           Unity in Northern Uganda

    • Authors: Julaina A. Obika et al.
      Abstract: As the people in northern Uganda begin to rebuild their lives after the devastating war that lasted more than twenty years, reconciliation and community restoration becomes paramount. Forgiveness of wrongs committed and past hurts is an important vehicle to achieve reconciliation and co-existence in a society that is wrought with past social upheavals, fragile relationships and painful memories. This study aimed at exploring and understanding the ‘local’ meanings and notions of forgiveness and its importance in re-cementing a ‘broken’ Acholi society. Personal accounts of wrongs committed and processes of forgiveness were recorded, edited and shared with the public in Awach sub-County, Gulu District. The significance of this study is that among other things it has had a rippling effect and inspired other people to tell their own accounts and share their experiences of forgiveness and what it means for them. The findings illustrate that forgiveness is “personal” and aids ‘repair’ of not only inter-personal but intra-personal broken relationships as it fosters healing, personal freedom, the lifting of heavy burdens from the heart, rebuilding of trust between people and giving individuals a second chance at life’s pursuits. Furthermore, forgiveness is important for co-existence and unity because for many, it has helped them to live with their former tormenters by accepting tormentors’ ‘humanness’ especially when they have owned up to their past mistakes. In conclusion forgiveness has an important place in rebuilding northern Uganda by harnessing people’s ability to, move past the wrong and draw strength from the memories that haunt them and yet are vital in shaping a lasting peace for the future.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:05:28 PDT
       
  • Infrastructures for Peace: African Experience and Lesson

    • Authors: Oseremen Felix Irene
      Abstract: The study investigates African experience and lesson of infrastructures for peace. It focuses mainly on two examples of infrastructure for peace as seen in Ghana and Kenya as well as x-ray what a ministry of peace might be like in Nigeria. The two main infrastructures for peace the paper explores are National Peace Council and Local Peace Committee. Promoting peace perspective in government also remains a central idea of the paper, and a cabinet-level ministry of peace is instrumental to this. The study adopts a descriptive approach and draws secondary data from books, journals, internet and other literature materials. The study reveals that national peace council was instrumental to a peaceful election in Ghana while local peace committees were instrumental to that of Kenya. The key lesson following the finding is that infrastructure for peace is an essential cutting-edge tool for addressing conflict and violence in the African society.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:05:19 PDT
       
  • The Dilemma of Responsibility to Protect in the Great Lakes Region

    • Authors: Ruth B. Aluoch
      Abstract: This paper examines the underlying complexities that constitute a dilemma for the responsibility to protect in Africa most specifically the Great Lakes Region. I argue that clarifying the meaning and intention of the doctrine in any given context is predicated on understanding the distinct and complex environment in which the doctrine is invoked. These complexities and their differentiation on a case by case basis construe the doctrine as progressive; with political, legal and moral significance making it fit for its purpose. On the other hand the variation of prevention and protection amounts to the denunciation of it as being selective, complicit, inconsistent and even imperialistic.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:05:10 PDT
       
  • Boko Haram's Covert Front

    • Authors: Akali Omeni
      Abstract: Waging a highly irregular war — an insurgency — in Northeast Nigeria since September 2010, Boko Haram over the years has escalated as a threat form. By 2014, this threat extended beyond Nigeria’s borders; and by 2017, thousands of people had become casualties of the conflict; with millions displaced in Northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram however did not necessarily achieve this threat escalation by fighting and defeating the Nigerian military on the battlefield. A large part of Boko Haram’s calculations, rather, have been focused on its covert front and on war avoidance altogether. Indeed, covert tactics have been the main vehicle by which Boko haram has projected its threat to the Northwest and Central belt of Nigeria, as well as beyond its borders to Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Using unconventional tactics and focusing mostly on soft targets within the civilian space, Boko Haram in adopting guerrilla tactics and showing proficiency in war avoidance, has effectively taken away the Nigerian military’s traditional advantages. This approach moreover, has ensured that the insurgency has endured even as the Nigerian Army has been deploying increasing numbers of task force battalions, as a deterrent to both covert and overt attacks. Consequently, whereas overt attempts to hold and contest territory have markedly decreased since 2015 and Boko Haram continues to find relevance in its covert attacks. This paper interrogates Boko Haram’s covert front and discusses its features, impact and implications for the Nigerian military’s approach to tactical warfare in the Northeast.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:05:01 PDT
       
  • The Role of Non-State Actors in Enhancing Peacebuilding Among Women in
           Mount Elgon Region, Kenya

    • Authors: Cherotich Mung'ou
      Abstract: The African continent has borne the brunt of inter-ethnic and intra-ethnic conflicts. Consequently, there are many efforts aimed at rebuilding societies torn apart by conflicts in the African continent. This paper posits that non-state actors play great roles in fostering grassroots peace initiatives. This study examines the role of non-state actors in promoting peacebuilding among women in Mount Elgon region in Kenya following the aftermath of the 2006-2008 intra-ethnic conflict between the Soy and Ndorobo[1] clans of the Sabaot community. The conflict led to the formation of the Sabaot Land Defence force which inflicted harm on the residents. Furthermore, 2008 military intervention left the residents psychologically traumatised. The paper adopts a phenomenological approach which entails a description of peacebuilding as experienced by the respondents who experienced and participated in the peacebuilding efforts. The paper shows that non-state actors played great roles in enhancing peacebuilding among women in Mount Elgon region. The peace initiatives included promoting psycho-social healing, addressing human rights of the community and participating in economic empowerment programmes.[1] A clan refers to a group of people descendent from the same ancestor. But in the scope of this study, the term clan refers to the two sub-groups of the Sabaot community. The group occupying the moorland is the Mosop/Ndorobo while the one on the lowland is the Soy. In 2006-2008, the two clans were involved in an intra-ethnic conflict over the Chepyuk settlement scheme. The conflict affected more than 116,220 people. Out of this, over 200 lives were lost with 15,580 people being displaced in Trans Nzoia County and Bungoma Counties.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:04:51 PDT
       
  • Processus de Démocratisation et Polarisation d'une Société. Une
           Analyse de la Crise Actuelle au Burundi (Avril 2015-Juin 2016)

    • Authors: Leonidas Ndayisaba
      Abstract: Depuis avril 2015, le Burundi, pays de la Région des Grands Lacs africains, vit une crise politique consécutive à la candidature du Chef d’Etat à un troisième mandat selon l’opposition. Pourtant, après la conclusion de l’Accord d’Arusha pour la Paix et la Réconciliation au Burundi en août 2000, le pays avait connu une évolution politique majeure en répondant à deux questions majeures, à savoir la légitimité du pouvoir et la mise sur pied d’un ensemble de mécanismes institutionnels en vue de bannir le recours à la violence politique. L’auteur aborde dans cet article, de façon analytique et équilibrée, la crise politique en cours entre avril 2015 et juin 2016 et ses conséquences. Les acteurs burundais, animés d’un sens du compromis et à travers des concessions mutuelles, pourraient résoudre la crise en s’adressant à trois questions fondamentales, à savoir la question du troisième mandat, la bonne gouvernance, et la violence et l’impunité. Ainsi, le Burundi pourrait-il entamer un nouveau départ permettant à l’Etat et la société de s’attaquer aux autres questions structurelles auxquelles ils sont en réalité confrontés depuis des décennies.
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:12:32 PDT
       
  • Role of Civil Society Organizations in Conflict and Post-Conflict
           Situations in Rwanda

    • Authors: Masabo Francois
      Abstract: This article explores the role of Civil Society Organizations in conflict and post-conflict situations that affected the Rwandan society. Their role is directly connected with the broad history of the country, their relationship with the regime on power and external donors, and their capacities to achieve their respective mission and vision. Different sources of information including primary data collected using a questionnaire demonstrated that CSOs in Rwanda are at middle level undermined by genocide ideology, lacking skills to empower constituencies and to allow them to participate in public policy formulation and implementation process. CSOs are experiencing financial and ideological dependence which hinders their capacity to be the engine of conflict transformation enterprise in the Rwandan society.
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:12:28 PDT
       
  • Social Cohesion Through Cooperative Contact: A Theoretical Perspective

    • Authors: Ezechiel Sentama
      Abstract: This paper aims to contribute to the theoretical debate when it comes to how to successfully achieve social cohesion after violent conflicts. Using the premises of contact hypothesis, and qualitative approach, the paper’s theoretical conclusions are drawn from the experience of the relational effects of contact, in the cooperative organization, between antagonistic groups in post-genocide Rwanda—genocide survivors and genocide perpetrators, as well as their respective family members. The paper discusses the nature, the form and the degree of the relational effects resulting from contact, in the cooperative organization, between post-genocide sides and suggests that, by virtue of its guiding values and principles, the cooperative contact stands as an alternative method for social cohesion after violence. The cooperative method has both a backward and forward-looking degree whereby its form departs from individual-to-individual process and extends to individual- group level. Unlike other processes of social cohesion that are public and involve a third party, the cooperative way is natural, intimate, private, and does not involve a third party, which makes cooperation, in the cooperative, an alternative approach to social cohesion.
      PubDate: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:12:24 PDT
       
  • China and Africa’s Peace and Security Agenda: The Burgeoning
           Appetite

    • Authors: Oita Etyang et al.
      Abstract: China and Africa have had contacts since time immemorial. It is, however, in the last two decades that China vastly increased its engagement with Africa, following the first Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) that took place in 2000 and the Beijing Summit held in 2006. China has skillfully utilized its international strategy of multipolarity and non-interference to champion its economic interests as well as its hegemonic quest. It is undeniable that China has heavily invested in Africa through Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), and infrastructure development. China has also increased its appetite on matters peace and security. Premised on the latter, the paper interrogates China’s involvement in issues of peace and security in Africa. Areas of engagement and motives and consequences of engagement are discussed.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 06:51:10 PDT
       
  • Civil-Military Relations and the African Standby Forces'
           Multidimensionism

    • Authors: Francis Onditi et al.
      Abstract: The feasibility of a multidimensional African Standby Force (ASF) and the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) is uncertain. This is despite the existence of a policy framework initiating the ASF and regional mechanisms (RMs). The policy was adopted and adapted to assume a multidimensional configuration, in May 2003 and in 2004 respectively. More than ten years after its establishment, there exist an unconcluded debate on whether the ASF and the regional mechanisms have achieved the multidimensional status-military, civilians and police components. It is in this sense that reference to civil-military relations (CMRs) has become almost a cliché of debates in the African Union’s (AU) peacekeeping space. Indeed, the sour relationship between the military and civilians has been described as a ‘hindrance’ to the attainment of full operation capability by ASF structures earmarked for 2015. Whilst, the realities of conflict in most parts of Africa is that militants have changed tact, rendering pure military operation ineffective, the most effective response is for peace support operation (PSO) actors to develop balanced structures to respond to these multifaceted peace and security threats facing the continent. In this article, the significance of both structural and institutional constraints are considered. The conclusion points to the need to adapt the ASF structures to the African PSO realities, but more critically, improve its configuration and design in the light of the lessons learnt since its establishment more than a decade ago.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 06:51:04 PDT
       
  • The Cost of Inter-Ethnic Conflicts in Ghana’s Northern Region: The Case
           of the Nawuri-Gonja Conflicts

    • Authors: Emmanuel Debrah et al.
      Abstract: The article assesses the socio-economic and human repercussions of one of the fiercest ethnic conflicts in Ghana’s Northern Region on people and society. While Ghana remains a stable democracy, sporadic ethnic and chieftaincy conflicts have been a recurrent feature of the political process. Analyzing data from survey opinions and interviews from wide spectrum of respondents, the study noted that the Nawuri-Gonja conflicts have destroyed the fabric of the society leaving behind squalor, breakdown of healthcare, education and psychological trauma. Women and children have suffered rape assaults and unprecedented high rate of mortality due to malnourishments respectively. The plights of these vulnerable groups were worsened by hunger due to the destruction of agricultural activities, social services and infrastructure. The resultant fear and insecurity has driven government employees from the area. In conclusion, communities that live by stereotypes such as autochthony, acephalous, cephalous, minority and majority are prone to violence with grace consequences on populations and society, there should be policy change to reconfigure ethnic relationships.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 06:50:59 PDT
       
  • Conflict of Interest in Exploitation and Utilisation of Transboundary
           Natural Resources on Lake Victoria

    • Authors: Edmond M. Were
      Abstract: The management of Lake Victoria as a “regional common” is expected to adhere to the global principles of transboundary natural resource management. However, national interest and power asymmetry amongst riparian states buoyed by external demand have overwhelmed global and regional norms leading to incessant exploitation of the common resources. This paper uses idealist and realist perspectives of power relations to inform the analysis of conflicting interests in transboundary natural resource exploitation. It partly relies on 2012-2013 primary data from purposively selected Beach Management Units in Kenya and Uganda and secondary data from regional fisheries institutions. Notwithstanding the normative value of global conservation principles, demand-driven globalization buttressed by national vested interests and the National Measures clause of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization have led to unsustainable exploitation of the shared resources on the lake. Lake Victoria thus epitomizes a clash of global and local interests in the use of shared natural resources.
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 06:50:54 PDT
       
  • Beyond the Mato Oput Tradition: embedded contestations in transitional
           justice for post-massacre Pajong, northern Uganda

    • Authors: David-Ngendo Tshimba
      Abstract: Human beings to a great extent are what community stories narrate about them. This paper is informed by an ethnological field research carried in one of the remotest villages of Mucwini Sub-county in Kitgum district, northern Uganda, scrutinizes people’s stories as they echo concerns about justice from different perspectives of victimhood in the aftermath of a Lord’s Resistance Army-commanded massacre which claimed the lives of 56 people in a night, the majority of whom (21) were from the Pajong clan. After a decade, all direct violent confrontations have no doubt ceased, however, the search for peace still is utterly skewed by the contesting voices echoing “justice” for the past evil deeds.Basing on ethnological fieldwork, this study essentially employed a qualitative approach to data collection and analysis although with minimal involvement of quantified data (collected through a structured questionnaire and processed in with the aid of Statistical Packages for Social Sciences software). The findings of this study are discussed within a theoretical framework built on Habermas’ theory of communicative rationality (1996), Freire’s pedagogy of hope (1992) and Seligman’s pedagogy of tolerance (2004) which reveal that in the event of a transitional society (emerging from past violent conflict) like post-massacre in Pajong-A village, where much contestation seems to arise not from the form of the pursued transitional justice but rather from the content in terms of prioritization about the very pursuit of transitional justice. The case of post-massacre scenario in Pajong-A village in particular and northern Uganda in general reiterate the shortcomings of applying the generally agreed Mato Oput tradition among the Acholi people, in the aftermath of a large scale devastation with implications beyond customary prescriptions.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:00:40 PST
       
  • La gouvernance des mémoires au Rwanda au travers du dispositif « ingando
           »: Une analyse critique des représentations sociales

    • Authors: Eric Ndushabandi
      Abstract: The objective of this paper is to understand the place of memory in the post conflict society reconstruction. The main objective of this paper is to understand how Rwanda is managing the past and the genocide memory through “Ingando”, this kind of solidarity camps organized for all social categories. This paper builds its argument from findings of a doctoral research conducted on “Ingando”. The Ingando framework constitutes one of major mechanisms through which the post genocide Rwandan government has attempted to create one “common interpretation of the past” or a “national collective memory” as part of the nation building agenda.After human atrocities and violent conflicts, social representations of the past happen to converge with the official memory; but on another hand there are also noticeable divergences between the two and significant resistance from different groups. It is not always the official memory converges with “national collective memory” and the “official memory” is often conflicting with individual memories”. How is all this happening in Rwanda' How do beneficiaries, most of who are university students, perceive this program and what impact is it having on them' Are there conceptual and practical challenges to this agenda as a public policy' This paper will attempt to bring responses to these questions and many more. This paper is articulated on three main points; the first one presents the subject and come back on the historical background. In the second point we define our approach and the main concept of memory and social representations. The last point presents main research findings and the critical conclusion.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:00:38 PST
       
  • Accord de paix et processus de transformation des conflits au Burundi

    • Authors: Leonidas Ndayisaba
      Abstract: Après des décennies de conflits et d’instabilité politique, l’escalade du conflit interne burundais conduit aux négociations de paix d’Arusha (Tanzanie) de 1998 à 2000 entre les principales parties au conflit. Le résultat fut la conclusion de l’Accord d’Arusha pour la Paix et la Réconciliation au Burundi (AAPRB) signé le 28 août 2000. Prônant un esprit d’inclusion et de partage du pouvoir entre acteurs politico-ethniques burundais, l’Accord sera complété par un accord additionnel prévoyant une période de transition de 2001 à 2005 suivie de l’organisation d’élections générales en 2005. Il fut donc appliqué progressivement, tandis que des groupes rebelles, le Front pour la Libération Nationale (FLN) et le Conseil National pour la Défense de la Démocratie – Forces de Défense de la Démocratie (CNDD-FDD), rejoignent progressivement le processus de paix par accords spécifiques et compromis, mettant fin ainsi au recours à la violence politique. Ces deux facteurs, l’application de l’Accord et l’adhésion au processus par différents groupes au sein de la société, constituent autant d’indicateurs de la volonté des acteurs nationaux de s’approprier de l’esprit et de la lettre «d’Arusha».L’objectif de cet article n’est pas de faire le bilan de l’évolution politique et sociale des 13 ans après la signature dudit Accord et après les élections générales de 2005 et 2010 ayant transformé profondément le paysage politique burundais; il s’agit plutôt d’explorer les dispositions importantes de l’Accord et d’analyser dans quelles mesures elles ont transformé les termes du conflit interne dans le pays. A cet égard, nous allons commencer par une présentation et analyse des différentes approches d’un accord de paix en tant qu’instrument de règlement des conflits et de la théorie de la transformation des conflits en vue d’une paix durable. Ensuite, nous analyserons les principaux termes du conflit burundais en rapport avec son contexte interne, régional et international depuis l’accession à l’indépendance du Burundi en 1962. Aussi, le focus est-il mis sur la gestion des affaires étatiques de l’Etat postcolonial, le processus d’escalade du conflit jusqu’à la conclusion de l’Accord de paix. Enfin, cette analyse du conflit interne conduit l’auteur à analyser les provisions pertinentes de l’Accord d’Arusha pour la Paix et la Réconciliation au Burundi (AAPRB) et leur contribution à la transformation du conflit interne sur base de variables dépendantes que sont la structure, les acteurs au conflit, les questions posées (‘issues’), et les règles introduites.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:00:36 PST
       
 
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