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Peacekeeping in Africa

Peacekeeping in Africa

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About the Book

In recent decades, African states have developed an impressive infrastructure for training their peacekeepers. In addition, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and associated areas of conflict resolution have become significant areas of employment. Marco Jowell has spent a decade working in peacekeeping training in East Africa - initially as one of the foreign 'Technical Advisers' at the Peace Support Operations (PSO) training centre in Kenya, the International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) and subsequently as a strategic adviser to the Rwanda Peace Academy. Using first-hand experience, he considers how military forces from a variety of African states - with great differences in history, language and political systems and with militaries with different cultures and capabilities - can conduct complicated multinational peacekeeping operations. He shows how regional peacekeeping training centres provide an environment for African elites, predominately military, to interact with each other through shared training and experiences. This process of interaction, or socialisation, improves skills but also encourages cohesion so that future African-led missions will be managed by well-trained officers who are comfortable and willing to work within a regional or Pan-African framework. Jowell shows that part of the aim of peacekeeping training centres is to foster a Pan-African 'outward' looking ideology or disposition as well as improving technical ability. This book will be essential reading for all involved with African military and security studies and analysts of peacekeeping training and operations.
About the Author: Marco Jowell is Director of the Africa Research Group. He is a leading expert in the politics, political economy and security dynamics of East and Central Africa and holds a PhD in Politics & International Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781784539894
  • Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
  • Publisher Imprint: I. B. Tauris & Company
  • Height: 218 mm
  • No of Pages: 288
  • Series Title: International Library of African Studies
  • Sub Title: Politics, Security and the Failure of Foreign Military Assistance
  • Width: 142 mm
  • ISBN-10: 1784539899
  • Publisher Date: 30 Apr 2018
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 25 mm
  • Weight: 485 gr

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