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Demilitarisation and Peace-Building in Southern Africa
Volume I - Concepts and Processes

ISBN 9781138316386
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
188 Pages

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First published in 2004 , this work is based on a collaborative research project, this trilogy considers the dynamics of demilitarisation and peace-building in southern Africa in the aftermath of major violent conflicts. The overall aim of the research is to support and facilitate the achievement of sustainable peace and human development in southern Africa, by analysing demilitarisation and peace-building processes in the region and identifying policy options and interventions for peace-building. The central focus of the research is the extent to which demilitarisation following the termination of wars has contributed to broad processes of peace-building in the affected region. Has the military in southern Africa downsized and refocused towards new roles? Has there been a 'peace-dividend', allowing more investment in economic and human development, thereby dealing with some of the root causes of conflict? Volume I provides a conceptual framework for the analysis of demilitarisation and peace-building processes, applicable particularly in the southern Africa context. This volume argues that a broad concept of peace-building has to take into account economic, political, social and cultural factors, at the local, national and regional level.

Table of Contents

1. Security and Defence : Concepts and Discourse in southern Africa , Andre du Pisani.  2. ‘The Four Horisement of the Apocalypse’, The Sructual Causes of Crisis and Violence in Africa.  3. State Capacity and Democratisation in Southern Africa, Gavin Cawthra.  4. The Economics of Demilitrisation in Southern Africa, Peter Batchelor.  5. The Sociology ofDemilitarisation and Peace-Building in Southern Africa , Jacklyn Cock.  6. Demobilisation, Reintegration and Peace-Building in Southern Africa, Kees kindma.

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Peter Batchelor was formerly based at the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa Kees Kingma is based at the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), Bonn, Germany


'The editors...have managed to recruit as contributors some of the most prominent experts from the region...Taken as a whole, this monumental work provides an excellent overview of the peace and security situation of this rapidly changing region.' The Economics of Peace and Security Journal