Humanitarian Intervention and Conflict Resolution in West by John M. Kabia

By John M. Kabia

the tip of the chilly conflict has been characterised via a wave of violent civil wars that experience produced exceptional humanitarian disaster and discomfort. even though usually intra-state, those conflicts have unfold throughout borders and threatened foreign peace and safeguard. one of many worst affected areas is West Africa which has been domestic to a few of Africa's such a lot brutal and intractable conflicts for greater than a decade. This quantity locates the peacekeeping operations of the commercial group of West African States (ECOWAS) inside an accelerated post-Cold conflict conceptualization of humanitarian intervention. It examines the organization's capability to guard civilians in danger in civil conflicts and to facilitate the methods of peacemaking and post-war peace-building. Taking the empirical case of ECOWAS, the booklet appears on the demanding situations posed by means of complicated political emergencies (CPEs) to humanitarian intervention and lines the evolution of ECOWAS from an financial integration undertaking to a safety association, analyzing the demanding situations inherent in this type of transition.

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