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African Actors in International Security: Shaping Contemporary Norms

Katharina P. Coleman and Thomas K. Tieku, editors
African Actors in International Security: Shaping Contemporary Norms
ISBN: 978-1-62637-696-0
$79.95
Forthcoming May 2018/310 pages
"Fills a longstanding gap.... The book deepens our understanding of normative processes while also demonstrating the extensive and innovative nature of African work in the realm of international peace and security norm development."—Jane Boulden, Royal Military College of Canada

DESCRIPTION

What impact have African actors had on perceptions of and responses to current international security challenges? Are there international peace and security norms with African roots? How can actors that lack the power and financial resources of Western states help to shape prevailing conceptions of appropriate behavior in international politics?

Addressing these questions, the authors of African Actors in International Security identify and explore the diverse pathways by which African governments, IGOs, NGOs, and individuals can and do influence the normative structure of contemporary international relations.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katharina P. Coleman is associate professor of political science at the University of British Columbia. Thomas K. Tieku is associate professor of political science at King's University College, Western University.

CONTENTS

  • African Actors in International Security: Four Pathways to Influence—the Editors.  
  • PARTICIPATING IN THE CREATION OF GLOBAL NORMS.
  • Humanitarian Intervention—L. Darkwa.
  • Restricting the Spread of Small Arms and Light Weapons—J.M. Pokoo.
  • Eliminating Conflict Diamonds and Other Conflict-Prome Minerals—J.A. Grant.
  • DEVELOPING (AND DIFFUSING) AFRICAN NORMS.
  • The Pan-African Solidarity Norm—G. Bareebe.
  • The Conflict-Mediation Role of Elder-Statespersons—G.M. Khadiagala.
  • The Anti-Coup Norm—I.K. Souaré.
  • SHAPING GLOBAL NORMS THROUGH CREATIVE IMPLEMENTATION.
  • Escaping the "Resource Curse" by Localizing Transparency Norms—W.R.N. Compaoré.
  • Localizing Transitional Justice Norms—T. Murithi.
  • Implementing the Protection of Civilians Norm—A. Seegers.
  • CONTESTING GLOBAL NORMS.
  • Challenging the Universal Jurisdiction Norm—B. Mando.
  • Challenging the Primacy of the UN Security Council—W. Lotze.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • African Agency in Theory and Practice—the Editors.