The Horn of Africa : Intra-State and Inter-State Conflicts and Security

Medarbetare: Bereketeab, Redie
Utgivare: Pluto Press and Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2013
Språk: eng
Identifikator: urn:isbn:9780745333113
Rättigheter: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
The Horn of Africa, comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia, is the most conflict-ridden region in Africa. This book explores the origins and impact of these conflicts at both an intra-state and inter-state level and the insecurity they create. The contributors show how regional and international interventions have compounded pre-existing tensions and have been driven by competing national interests linked to Western intervention and acts of piracy off the coast of Somalia. This book outlines proposals for multidimensional mechanisms for conflict resolution in the region. Issues of border demarcation, democratic deficit, crises of nation and state building, and the roles of political actors and traditional authorities are all clearly analysed.