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Collective security in Africa : the tension between theory and practice

dc.contributor.authorJordaan, Everten_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-17T10:20:21Z
dc.date.available2018-07-17T10:20:21Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationJordaan, E. 2017. Collective security in Africa : the tension between theory and practice. Strategic Review for Southern Africa, 31(1):160-184.
dc.identifier.issn1013-1108
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104150
dc.descriptionCITATION: Jordaan, E. 2017. Collective security in Africa : the tension between theory and practice. Strategic Review for Southern Africa, 31(1):160-184.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://www.up.ac.za/en/political-sciences/article/19718/strategic-review-for-southern-africa
dc.description.abstractThe promotion of peace and security in Africa necessitates security cooperation between states and collective security remains a way to pursue it. This paper explores the changed meaning and application of the concept of collective security within the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) to deal with both interstate and intrastate security concerns within the African Union (AU). Since the AU has made clear commitments to collective security, the aim is to determine to what extent the AU subscribed to collective security and applied it in terms of coercion, which includes interventions. While dealing with genocide, war crimes and extended presidential terms remains problematic, the AU has taken an assertive stand with the use of coercion in cases of unconstitutional changes of government. The article highlights the tension between the theory and practice of collective security in Africa.en_ZA
dc.format.extent25 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherDepartment of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria
dc.subjectAfrican Peace and Security Architectureen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrican Unionen_ZA
dc.subjectAfrica -- Securityen_ZA
dc.titleCollective security in Africa : the tension between theory and practiceen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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