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Strategic Vision for Africa : the Kampala Movement - Francis Deng

Strategic Vision for Africa

the Kampala Movement

Paperback Published: 11th March 2002
ISBN: 9780815702658
Number Of Pages: 192

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Increasingly marginalized since the end of the Cold War, the continent of Africa is struggling to identify both the root causes and possible solutions to the maladies that continue to plague it. The problems read like a laundry list of misrule in the aftermath of decolonization: rampant political corruption, internecine wars, widespread disease, underdevelopment, and economic collapse. In the early 1990s, a group of statesmen, academics, and civil leaders from all over Africa gathered to put together a comprehensive plan to make the continent become less dependent on the rest of the world and prepare it to compete in the new globalizing economy. Those who gathered to write what would come to be known as the Kampala Document envisioned an organization which would succeed where the Organization for African Unity (OAU) had failed. This new organization, the Conference on Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa (CSSDCA), will provide a forum for discussion of democratization, security issues, and sustainable development. This new book by noted scholars Francis Deng and I. William Zartman provides a " mid-course" appraisal of the progress of the CSSDCA, as well as charting its future in relation to other regional organizations. With a preface by President Olusegun Obasanjo, this book will undoubtedly become an important tool in understanding Africa's present and future. Francis Deng is a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution. His books include Masses in Flight: The Global Crisis of Internal Displacement (Brookings, 1998, with Roberta Cohen), The Forsaken People: Case Studies of the Internally Displaced(Brookings, 1998, co-edited with Roberta Cohen). I. William Zartman is Jacob Blaustein Professor of International Organizations and Conflict Resolution and Director of African Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

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"An important commentary on Africa's political evolution." --Gail M. Gerhart, Foreign Affairs, 1/1/2003 "The title to this slim and very readable volume connotes its importance. It is about Africa's future and what we can learn from the Kampala Movement to enhance that future...The heart of the book explains why it has been so difficult to travel down such a clearly marked path. This alone is well worth reading for anyone interested in Africa in general, and in the failures of the last decade in particular...This book provides a rich understanding of Africa." --James J. Hentz, Virginia Military Institute, European Journal of Development Research, 6/1/2003 "... chronicle[s] efforts by a determined group of leaders to create a united and cooperative region and a secure, stable, and economically viable continent... An important work that testifies to what could be done, were African leaders serious, to give Africa a chance to develop." --Matthew Houngnikpo, Miami University of Ohio, African Studies Review, 7/1/2004

Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Elements of the African Conditionp. 2
Kampala Initiative: Negotiations toward a Normative Frameworkp. 5
Kampala Principlesp. 6
Consideration and Negotiationp. 9
Organization of the Bookp. 13
The African Contextp. 14
West Africap. 16
The Horn of Africap. 26
Central Africap. 38
Southern Africap. 48
Conclusionsp. 61
Regimes in Other Regionsp. 66
ASEAN and Asia Pacificp. 68
The Americas and the Organization of American Statesp. 78
Europe, North America, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europep. 88
Conclusionsp. 98
An Evolving Frameworkp. 104
The Roots of the CSSDCA Proposalp. 105
Evolution of the CSSDCAp. 111
Principles and Implementationp. 117
Implementationp. 122
Conclusionsp. 136
Beacons and Benchmarksp. 139
Norms and Africap. 140
Securityp. 144
Stabilityp. 147
Developmentp. 149
Cooperationp. 151
CSSDCA Principles in Recent Initiativesp. 154
Recent Revivalp. 157
The Next Stepsp. 158
Strategies for the Futurep. 160
Specific Principles of the Kampala Documentp. 164
Notesp. 170
Indexp. 188
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ISBN: 9780815702658
ISBN-10: 0815702655
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 11th March 2002
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3