Voting in Fear

Voting in Fear

Thursday, November 1, 2012

By: Dorina A. Bekoe; editor

In Voting in Fear, nine contributors offer pioneering work on the scope and nature of electoral violence in Africa; investigate the forms electoral violence takes; and analyze the factors that precipitate, reduce, and prevent violence. The book breaks new ground with findings from the only known dataset of electoral violence in sub-Saharan Africa, spanning 1990 to 2008. Specific case studies of electoral violence in countries such as Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria provide the context to further un...

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Customary Justice and the Rule of Law in War-Torn Societies

Customary Justice and the Rule of Law in War-Torn Societies

Friday, July 1, 2011

By: Deborah Isser; editor

Customary Justice and the Rule of Law in War-Torn Societies presents seven in-depth case studies that take a broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of the justice system. Moving beyond the narrow lens of legal analysis, the cases—Mozambique, Guatemala, East Timor, Afghanistan, Liberia, Iraq, Sudan—examine the larger historical, political, and social factors that shape the character and role of customary justice systems and their place in the overall justice sector.  

Economics & Environment

Youth and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Youth and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Saturday, May 1, 2010

By: Stephanie Schwartz

In conflict and post-conflict situations, youth constitute a reservoir of energy. Some young people choose to fight or are forced into a life of violence.  Others  are able to work to improve their communities, contribute to peacebuilding, reconciliation and reconstruction,  and become invested in their countries’ future peace. Youth and Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Agents of Change uses three cases of post-conflict reconstruction—Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Kosovo—...

Youth

Peace Agreements: Mozambique

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

General Peace Agreement for Mozambique (10-04-1992) Posted by USIP Library on: March 26, 2002 Source Name: The United Nations and Mozambique 1992-1995, the United Nations Blue Books Series, vol. V. (New York: United Nations, Dept. of Public Information, 1995), PP. 105-123. Source Document Number: U.N. Doc. Doc. No. S/24635 Date Digitized: November 4, 2000 Joint Declaration (08-07-1992) Posted by USIP Library on: March 26, 2002 Source Name: The United Nations and Mozambique 1...

Mozambique

Mozambique

Wednesday, October 1, 1997

By: Richard Synge

By the time it ended in 1992, Mozambique's 15-year civil war had exacted a terrible price. Economically paralyzed, the vast, drought-stricken country was rich only in enmity, landmines, and AK-47s. Into this misery was thrust a multifaceted UN mission, ONUMOZ, to manage the transition from military combat to electoral contest. Remarkably, when ONUMOZ departed two years later, that job was largely done.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Making War and Waging Peace

Making War and Waging Peace

Wednesday, December 1, 1993

By: David R. Smock; editor

This volume focuses on the role and effectiveness of external intervention in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily during the 1980’s. The authors include a range of Western and African scholars and policymakers with extensive experience in Africa.

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Achieving Post-Settlement Peace in Mozambique: The Role of the International Community

Achieving Post-Settlement Peace in Mozambique: The Role of the International Community

Tuesday, May 18, 1993

Summary The civil war in Mozambique has left hundreds of thousands dead and caused five million Mozambicans to flee their homes, about one third of whom found refuge in neighboring countries. This carnage and devastation was inflicted on a nation that was already desperately poor. Most observers doubted that a peace agreement could be reached with the unpredictable rebels. When the fifty page agreement was signed, most Mozambicans and international experts doubted that the ceasefire would ...