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|Electoral Violence in Africa|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Adolfo, Eldridge Vigil; Söderberg Kovacs, Mimmi; Nyström, Daniel; Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2012
In the time period 2012–2013, over 20 national elections and two constitutional referendums are scheduled in Africa. In several of these elections, violence is anticipated to play a prominent role. There is great urgency to support the establishment of effective and legitimate electoral institutions and electoral frameworks; institute reforms aimed at lowering the stakes of elections; encourage the devolution of powers; improve the socio-economic standing of the populace; and devise strategies to prevent and manage electoral violence.
|Affective Politics in Transitional North Africa: Imagining the Future : Workshop and roundtable report. 27–28 may 2013, Alexandria, Egypt|
Conference proceedings (editor); conferenceObject; text, Created By Malmström, Maria Frederika; Nordic Africa Institute published in 2014
Text in English and Arabic.
|China and India, "rising powers" and African development : challenges and opportunities|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Roy, Sumit and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, African International Links; Uppsala, Sweden published in 2014
In this report, the challenges and opportunities arising from the growing ties between two key “Rising Powers,” China and India, and Africa are more fully explored. This trend has given rise to speculative, exaggerated and ideological responses and a mixture of anxiety and hope. What is needed is an interdisciplinary political economy study to investigate the ways in which global, regional and national linkages in the relationship impact on the prospects of sustainable development in Africa. The necessity for this is underscored by the growing influence of&...
|Reconceptualising Democratic Local Governance in the Niger Delta|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Ebobrah, Solomon T. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation published in 2011
This Discussion Paper critically examines local governance in the Niger Delta and its relevance to the search for inclusive and sustainable conflict-resolution in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It critiques the existing local government system and explores the possibility of reconceptualising local governance along more inclusive, accountable and participatory lines that would institutionalise democracy, development and peace at the grassroots or community level in the troubled oil-rich region. Its originality lies in its departure from top-down perspectives, and its r...
|The Challenge of Sub-Regional Security in West Africa : The case of the 2006 ECOWAS convention on small arms and light weapons|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Darkwa, Linda and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2011
This Discussion Paper provides insights into the challenges posed by the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in West Africa, paying particular attention to the ECOWAS convention on small arms and light weapons as a collective sub-regional response to a potent threat to peace, security and development. It connects global and regional discourses on illicit arms control and provides a balanced, empirical xamination of the performance of the convention. It is a useful contribution to debates on arms-proliferation control in Africa and provides well-informed...
|SADC – the southern arrested development community? : enduring challenges to peace and security in Southern Africa|
Book; book; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Aeby, Michael and Published By University of Cape Town, Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa (IDCPPA), Cape Town, South Africa; Uppsala published in 2019
Southern Africa is likely to experience more social unrest in the foreseeable future. That is one of the conclusions in this policy dialogue, which provides an overview of political and economic developments relevant to regional peace and security in Southern Africa. While the region continues to experience isolated armed conflicts, and while developmental backlogs present a major risk to regional stability in the long run, currently the most acute source of instability stems from governance deficits, which in the past decade have prompted crises in many of...
|The Sahel crisis and the need for international support|
Book; book; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Bøås, Morten and Published By Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo, Norway; Uppsala published in 2019
The crisis in the Sahel is serious and multidimensional, and if it continues unabated it could have consequences far beyond the region. As the states of the region are too poor and weak to deal with this on their own, international support is needed. It is therefore a positive sign that the region of Sahel is higher on the international agenda than it has ever been. The challenge, however, is that current international approaches and interventions in the Sahel are more in line with short-term external priorities, such as stopping irregul...
|If Mayors Ruled Somalia : Beyond the State-building Impasse|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Menkhaus, Ken and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2014
This Policy Note critically assesses the strengths and weaknesses of two competing school of thoughts on state-building and international aid in Somalia - the ”Marshall Plan” approach and the ”Social Contract” approach. It also proposes a third option - a transitional strategy that includes more support to municipalities as the source of the most practical, legitimate, and effective formal governance in Somalia.
|Post-Secession State-Building and Reconstruction : Somaliland, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Bereketeab, Redie and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2013
State-building refers to the processes undertaken by new states, while reconstitution refers to the rearrangement of an existing state following either secession or collapse. Somaliland and South Sudan are involved in process of state-building, while Sudan and Somalia are engaged in state reconstitution. Three distinctive models of state-building are taking place in the four countries. This Policy Note analyses the interlinked yet distinct process of state building.
|Critical Factors in the Horn of Africa's Raging Conflicts|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Mengisteab, Kidane and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation published in 2011
At a time when much attention is focused on the Horn of Africa as one of Africa’s most war-ravaged regions and a continued source of security concern regionally and globally, this Discussion Paper provides deep insights into the complex dimensions of and linkages between the violent conflicts in the region. Delving into history and the core and contextual factors underpinning these wars in the postcolonial era, the author provides a conceptual framework for grappling with the complex inter- and intra-state conflicts by focusing on the institutional and ...