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Title: An Examination of the Mechanism of Preventive Diplomacy in Conflict Resolution in Africa: The Case of Cote D’ivoire
Authors: Antwi-Danso, V.
Awuni , A.K.
University of Ghana, College of Humanities Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy
Keywords: Preventive Diplomacy
Conflict Resolution
Cote D’ivoire
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Publisher: University of Ghana
Abstract: Africa has always made efforts to handle its own crisis through the use of regional and continental mechanism of preventive diplomacy and has recorded varying degrees of successes and failures. Via an examination of the mechanism of preventive diplomacy adopted by ECOWAS, this study attempts to determine whether the mechanism succeeded in adequately handling the Ivorian post-election crisis. The main aspects of the mechanism were examined as applied in the Ivorian crisis. The study concludes that the mechanism for preventive diplomacy, adopted by ECOWAS, did succeed to prevent a further degeneration of the crisis into full-blown civil war though certain aspects did not play out well. The crisis could have been prevented from occurring, if the mechanism of preventive diplomacy, adopted by ECOWAS, was refined to deal with both internal and external challenges. Therefore, for West Africa to be able to handle its conflicts adequately, the capacity of preventive mechanisms, adopted for conflict resolution, needs to be enhanced.
Description: Thesis(M.A.)-University of Ghana, 2015
Appears in Collections:Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy

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