Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

The African Union as a security actor: African solutions to African problems?

Møller, Bjørn (2009) The African Union as a security actor: African solutions to African problems? Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 2, 57. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (623Kb) | Preview

Abstract

This paper focuses on the problem-solving capacity of the African Union (AU) and its predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It forms a companion paper to WP56.2 which looks specifically at the ability of African sub-regional organisations to play their part in dealing with Africa's conflicts and security issues. Both papers examine the hypothesis that a regional hegemon, and a measure of shared values and norms, are necessary requirements for an effective regional security organisation. The paper commences with a brief account of the concept of hegemony, followed by an analysis of the empirical question as to whether there are any potential hegemons in Africa. The author goes on to analyse the OAU's record in dealing with conflict and traces the genesis of the AU, its ambitions, organisational structure and actual accomplishments in the realm of peace and security.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.crisisstates.com/Publications/publicati...
Additional Information: © 2009 B. Møller
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JC Political theory
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Crisis States Research Centre
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 57
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2010 08:53
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28485/

Actions (login required)

Record administration - authorised staff only Record administration - authorised staff only