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Humanitarian Intervention and International Society: Lessons from Africa

James Mayall

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After the end of the Cold War, many in the West viewed Africa as a testing ground for the solidarist argument that sovereignty was no longer an absolute principle and that the international community ... More


African Peace and Security Architecture and the Protection of Human Security

Ademola Abass

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines how and whether African regional organizations, acting within the framework of the African peace and security architecture (APSA), can ensure an effective regime of human ... More


An African Homeland?: African Institutions and Emigration in the 1780s and 1790s

James Sidbury

in Becoming African in America: Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic, 1760-1830

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195320107
eISBN:
9780199789009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320107.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces the rise of the African Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia, one of the early churches to describe itself as “African”, and the progenitor of black Baptist churches in Canada, ... More


Enhancing Effectiveness

Richard Caplan

in International Governance of War-Torn Territories: Rule and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199263455
eISBN:
9780191602726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263450.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Examines recent policy initiatives by states and multilateral organizations that may enhance the effectiveness of international administration and further steps that need to be taken if international ... More


The African Union and Human Rights

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199218585
eISBN:
9780191696107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218585.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the legislative, executive, and quasi-judicial and judicial functions of the African Union's (AU) bodies. It considers their human rights mandate and the possible integration ... More


Africa

Ademola Abass

in The Responsibility to Protect

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199797769
eISBN:
9780199919369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797769.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the role of the African Union (AU) in implementing the responsibility to protect (RtoP) in Africa, especially the relation of Article 4(h) of its Act to the principles of “non ... More


Labor Control Regimes in Zambia and Kenya

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 4 examines the different paths that state–labor relations took in the book’s two other cases, Zambia and Kenya. As in Zimbabwe, the Zambian state passed legislation that strengthened and ... More


Building the Legitimacy of the African Union: An Evolving Continent and Evolving Organization

Walter Lotze

in Legitimating International Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672097
eISBN:
9780191756030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672097.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines efforts to legitimise the AU through three lenses: first, the evolution from the OAU to the AU; second, the institutional development of the AU, especially of its peace and ... More


Corporatism in Zimbabwe

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The first of the book’s six empirical chapters examines the origins and character of the labor movement in Zimbabwe. The chapter first addresses the state of trade unions at independence, pointing ... More


Polarization and Party-Building in Zimbabwe

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter provides an account of opposition party formation and development in Zimbabwe from 1999 to 2008. It argues that the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) was able to maintain a strong and ... More


The African Union Human Rights Architecture

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199645589
eISBN:
9780191807305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199645589.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the architecture of human rights in Africa under the auspices of the African Union (AU). It begins with a historical overview of pan-Africanism as an intellectual movement, the ... More


Substantive Human Rights Norms in the African Regional System

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199218585
eISBN:
9780191696107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218585.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter outlines the human rights and human rights-related instruments functioning under the aegis of the African Union (AU). The discussion starts with the principal instrument, the African ... More


Regional and National Frameworks for Energy Security in Africa

Yinka Omorogbe

in Energy Security: Managing Risk in a Dynamic Legal and Regulatory Environment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271610
eISBN:
9780191709289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271610.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses on the energy security in Africa. It describes Africa as blessed with abundant energy resources, more than enough to supply her needs. It adds that Africa is underdeveloped, with ... More


The Future of Human Security in Africa

Ademola Abass

in Protecting Human Security in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199578986
eISBN:
9780191595202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578986.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter draws together all the major themes and questions raised in the previous chapters and captures the relevance of these themes to the overarching purpose of the book. In particular, it ... More


The African response

Stephen Emerson and Hussein Solomon

in African security in the twenty-first century: Challenges and opportunities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526122735
eISBN:
9781526136190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122735.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Paradoxically, as much as Africa’s current problems are often rooted in the past, the continent today finds itself squarely at the forefront of new security thinking. Although the international ... More


Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response

Heidi Hardt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199337118
eISBN:
9780199356546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337118.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

In conflict-affected regions, delays in international response can have life or death consequences. The speed with which international organizations react to crises affects the prospects for ... More


Regional Responses

Lucas Lixinski

in Intangible Cultural Heritage in International Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679508
eISBN:
9780191758546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679508.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter explores regional initiatives in the realm of heritage. At the regional level, initiatives are undertaken both in schemes of political and economic integration. In the former, the ... More


Extraterritorial Collective Security: The European Union and Operation ARTEMIS

Ademola Abass

in European Security Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199218622
eISBN:
9780191696114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218622.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the 2003 armed intervention by the European Union, in the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It discusses the various legal questions that arise from the EU's ... More


The African Union and the Protection of Civilians

Ben Kioko and Lydia Wambugu

in Protection of Civilians

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198729266
eISBN:
9780191796180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729266.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Conflicts in Africa, and the international community’s response to those conflicts, have played a large role in shaping the legal and operational framework for civilian protection activity. The AU ... More


An African Perspective on Global Governance

Thomas Kwasi Tieku and Linnéa Gelot

in Global Governance from Regional Perspectives: A Critical View

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198793342
eISBN:
9780191835193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793342.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the challenging idea of an African perspective on global governance. The extraordinary diversity of continental Africa in terms of religious beliefs, political institutions, ... More


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