Peacekeeping in West Africa: an analysis of Nigeria's roles, 1990-2005, 2010

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Peacekeeping in West Africa: an analysis of Nigeria's roles, 1990-2005, 2010
Creator:
Ojekwe, Anny Anthonia
Contributor to Resource:
DeJanes, Robert
Gibrill, Hashim
Awomolo, Abi
Date of Original:
2010-07-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of Degree: 2010
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Arts and Sciences, Political Science
This study investigated peacekeeping in West Africa, with particular focus on Nigerias roles (diplomatic, political, cultural, socioeconomic, peacekeeping and peace enforcement) in the West Africa region, from 1990 to 2005. This time frame is particularly important, because in the 1990s, the West African region experienced an outbreak of inter/intra state conflicts. These conflicts have been studied extensively by social scientists, political analysts and other scholars. In many of these studies, the analysts have focused mostly on the intervening roles of groups and organizations, such as the United Nations (UN), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). What this study found missing, however, is an in-depth analysis of the role/s of individual member states, such as Nigeria. The inter-agency framework for conflict analysis in transition and the contemporary history approaches were utilized to further understand the dynamics of peacekeeping in West Africa and the extent of Nigerias peacekeeping roles in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The conclusion drawn from the findings suggest that Nigeria plays pivotal peacekeeping roles in the West African region. These roles though necessitated by the limited role of the international community in Africa since the end of the Cold War, and by the need for regional political stability and security, have placed added burden on Nigeria as evidenced by the case studies of the Liberian and Sierra Leonean crises of the 1990s.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2010_ojekwe_anny_a
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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