The New African Civil-Military Relations [electronic resource] / edited by Martin Rupiya, Gorden Moyo, Henrik Laugesen
- Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2016 (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
Pretoria [South Africa] : African Public Policy and Research Institute (APPRI), 2015. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
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- 1 online resource (1 PDF (viii, 213 pages) :) illustrations, map
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- Laugesen, Henrik, Moyo, Gorden, Rupiya, Martin Revai, and Project Muse
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- Preface / Prof. Phalandwa A. Mulaudzi -- 1. International African studies' perspectives : the new African civil-military relations phase in African states' development / Martin Rupiya, Gorden Moyo and Henrik Laugesen -- 2. The process of democratisation and the main military challenges to nation building in Libya / Elena Doroshenko -- 3. Civil-military relations in Benin : out of the barracks and back--now what? / Simon Akindes -- 4. Post-liberation relapse and aborted social contract? Isaias Afwerki and Eritrea, 1991-2015 / Kealeboga J. Maphunye -- 5. Democratisation in Kenya : the ambiguity of foreign military assistance / Henrik Laugesen -- 6. Challenges of relationships and social identities : the paradox of the consequences of Kenya's military intervention in Somalia / Irene Limo and Williams Muna -- 7. The role of the military in politics in Africa's 'phantom state' : the Central African Republic, 1960-2014 / Martin Rupiya -- 8. Civil military relations : perspectives in South Sudan / Sunday Angoma Okello -- 9. Civil-military relations dynamics and the prospects for a democratic developmental state in Zimbabwe / Gorden Moyo -- 10. Tracking Lesotho's sixth military coup, 30 August 2014 : what has changed? / Martin Rupiya and Mpho Mothoagae -- 11. Conclusions / Martin Rupiya.
- In 1973, Yashev Raval wrote The Power of Wisdom, correctly pointing out that collusion between East and West had kept not only the balance of terror but provided the glue that kept geographic spheres of influence stable. Africa was part of that arena for global rivalry. With the collapse of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991, the stifling grip the superpowers had exercised throughout the world was fundamentally altered. The transformation of the international security system, coupled with political democratization, allowed the partial reorganisation of the security establishments on the African continent to embark upon the New African Civil Military Relations (ACMR). In the last decade and half, the implosion of African states exposed to forces of democratization has escalated, manifest in Algeria, Egypt, Mali, Madagascar, Somalia, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Lesotho. At the heart of the states' implosion has been weak, fragile and partisan defence and security institutions - a phenomenon that requires urgent research intervention to guide the much-needed reforms. In 2014, the Russian Academy of Sciences hosted the bi-annual African Studies Conference, with the lead author accorded the responsibility of organizing a Session on ACMR. From amongst some of the exciting Abstracts presented, authors submitted these as full chapters for this book which captures International African Studies Perspectives, managed by the African Public Policy & Research Institute (APPRI). This process was further facilitated by one of the presenters and now co-editor, Maj Henrik Laugesen from the Royal Danish Defence College, who agreed to lead on the fundraising - succeeding in securing support from the Royal Danish Defence College. The result is this book.
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