Sierra Leone Beyond The Lome Peace Accord

Author: M. Mustapha
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023011153X
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Sierra Leone Beyond The Lome Peace Accord from the Author: M. Mustapha. The Lomé Peace Accord, signed in 1999, presented significant implications, challenges, and possibilities for post-conflict Sierra Leone, but the literature on post-conflict Sierra Leone only scantily addresses these issues. This project seeks to address the void in the literature on post-Lomé Sierra Leone.

African Democracy And Development

Author: Cassandra Rachel Veney
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739175491
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African Democracy And Development from the Author: Cassandra Rachel Veney. "The chapters in this edited volume are the result of a conference held in April 2009 at the University of Illinois at Chicago"--Introduction.

Religious Leaders And Conflict Transformation

Author: Nukhet Sandal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107161711
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Religious Leaders And Conflict Transformation from the Author: Nukhet Sandal. Religious dimension of contemporary conflicts and the rise of faith-based movements worldwide require policymakers to identify the channels through which religious leaders can play a constructive role. While religious fundamentalisms are in the news every day, we do not hear about the potential and actual role of religious actors in creating a peaceful and just society. Countering this trend, Sandal draws attention to how religious actors helped prepare the ground for stabilizing political initiatives, ranging from abolition of apartheid (South Africa), to the signing of the Lome Peace Agreement (Sierra Leone). Taking Northern Ireland as a basis and using declarations and speeches of more than forty years, this book builds a new perspective that recognizes the religious actors' agency, showing how religious actors can have an impact on public opinion and policy making in today's world.

Transitional Justice In The Twenty First Century

Author: Naomi Roht-Arriaza
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139458655
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Transitional Justice In The Twenty First Century from the Author: Naomi Roht-Arriaza. Dealing with the aftermath of civil conflict or the fall of a repressive government continues to trouble countries throughout the world. Whereas much of the 1990s was occupied with debates concerning the relative merits of criminal prosecutions and truth commissions, by the end of the decade a consensus emerged that this either/or approach was inappropriate and unnecessary. A second generation of transitional justice experiences have stressed both truth and justice and recognize that a single method may inadequately serve societies rebuilding after conflict or dictatorship. Based on studies in ten countries, this book analyzes how some combine multiple institutions, others experiment with community-level initiatives that draw on traditional law and culture, whilst others combine internal actions with transnational or international ones. The authors argue that transitional justice efforts must also consider the challenges to legitimacy and local ownership emerging after external military intervention or occupation.

Bound To Cooperate

Author: Anatole N. Ayissi
Publisher: United Nations Publications UNIDIR
ISBN: 9789290451372
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Bound To Cooperate from the Author: Anatole N. Ayissi. Africa's economic and social development has been held back by armed conflicts that have inflicted death, injury, hunger and homelessness. This book recognizes that in order to achieve economic development in an environment of peace and security, ordinary men and women from West Africa must be closely included in the process. This publication gives a voice to the civil society of Sierra Leone and lets it tell what it thinks is the best way to tackle the scourge of small arms proliferation. [UN website]

Managing Beyond Compliance

Author: Alfred Allen Marcus
Publisher: Northcoast Pub
ISBN: 9781933583297
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Managing Beyond Compliance from the Author: Alfred Allen Marcus. Ć’Ăś Authoritative: Co-authored by a leading scholar in corporate strategy (Professor Marcus) and a prominent legal scholar (Professor Kaiser), both with several publications in their respective fields. This is a core resource book (with 10 Original cases) for modules or courses on the ethical, legal and policy foundations of business; with an average of 2 cases per 10 chapter text. Point-of-View: The dominant trend in the law towards business ethics is that the latter is an obligation; corporations are bound to move past mere compliance towards social accountability

Female Soldiers In Sierra Leone

Author: Megan MacKenzie
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479852503
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Female Soldiers In Sierra Leone from the Author: Megan MacKenzie. The eleven-year civil war in Sierra Leone from 1991 to 2002 was incomprehensibly brutal—it is estimated that half of all female refugees were raped and many thousands were killed. While the publicity surrounding sexual violence helped to create a general picture of women and girls as victims of the conflict, there has been little effort to understand female soldiers’ involvement in, and experience of, the conflict. Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone draws on interviews with 75 former female soldiers and over 20 local experts, providing a rare perspective on both the civil war and post-conflict development efforts in the country. Megan MacKenzie argues that post-conflict reconstruction is a highly gendered process, demonstrating that a clear recognition and understanding of the roles and experiences of female soldiers are central to both understanding the conflict and to crafting effective policy for the future.

Foreign Operations Export Financing And Related Programs Appropriations For 2002

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs
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Foreign Operations Export Financing And Related Programs Appropriations For 2002 from the Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs.

Conflict Trends

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Conflict Trends from the Author: . Recent issues of the online version of the quarterly publication of the African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD). 'The magazine examines conflict issues on the African continent in a thorough and yet accessible fashion. African writers are expressly prioritized ...' The current issue is available, plus back issues since January 1998.

Constructive Interventions

Author: Lars Kirchhoff
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041126856
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Constructive Interventions from the Author: Lars Kirchhoff. In the contemporary discipline of conflict resolution, adjudication and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) are often seen as antagonistic trends. This important book contends that, on the contrary, it is the bringing together of these trends that holds the most promise for an effective system of international justice. With great insight and passion, built firmly on a vast knowledge of the field, Lars Kirchhoff exposes the contemporary structural barriers to effective conflict resolution, defining where adjudication ends and ADR--and particularly the recent development of mediated third party intervention from an 'art' to a veritable 'science'--must come into play. The work starts by defining the challenges, potentials and shortcomings of different approaches to conflict resolution in an interdependent world--where the multiplicity of actors, topics and interests involved even in seemingly bilateral conflict situations is clearly manifest--and goes on to define useful models and connect the various elements relevant for the resolution of conflicts in a transparent way. In the course of its investigation the book accomplishes the following: * illustrates the various departure points and perspectives scholars of conflict resolution have taken as the basis for their work; discusses who should become involved in conflicts as a third party and by which techniques this should occur; systematically conveys the nature and consequences of intervention through mediation, focusing on the method's critical challenges; and clarifies the particular model of international mediation under development through UN initiatives. In approaching these intertwined topics, the author draws concrete conclusions for the realms of international law and related disciplines as well as for the organizational context of the United Nations. He explores such diverse scenarios as conflicts between States, conflicts involving international organizations, and--in accordance with the changing parameters of international law--even conflicts involving individuals, clarifying which constellations can be tackled by international mediation and which conflicts should be dealt with by other forms of diplomacy or adjudication. It is the conviction of many intermediaries and scholars that the considerable potential inherent in resolving conflicts peacefully is rarely put into practice. Although some of the reasons for this phenomenon are beyond the influence of scholarly debate, in many instances the reasons for failure of peaceful resolution processes are more structural or systemic in nature. It is the great virtue of this book that it establishes enough clarity in an unclear and complex field to make concrete and workable recommendations in these instances, and for that reason it will be of immeasurable value and benefit to all scholars, policymakers, and activists dedicated to the pursuit of peace.