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dc.contributor.authorMatunja, Patience
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-21T07:15:10Z
dc.date.available2014-07-21T07:15:10Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10646/1284
dc.description.abstractThe formation of the African Union (AU), on 9 July 2002, as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU), and the establishment African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) in 2004, gave hope of a positive shift from ‘non- interference’ to ‘non-indifference’ in the internal affairs of member states. Conflict in principle was resented and several policies were adopted to this effect. However, despite the African leaders’ agreed intolerance, coup d’état have stubbornly persisted, causing conflict in African states. The AUPSC is prescribed as both a preventive and resolution mechanism to conflict situations. This dissertation seeks to investigate the role of the AUPSC in the Madagascar coup of 2009. It argues that the AUPSC has a responsibility to protect the ordinary Malagasy citizens by resolving the conflict. However, there are significant opportunities and challenges faced by the AUPSC in fulfilling this goal. These range from the lack of financial and institutional capacity, to the lack of political will by member states and negative interference by the international community. The AUPSC is immensely ill-equipped in achieving its peace and security mandateen_US
dc.language.isoen_ZWen_US
dc.subjectAfrican Unionen_US
dc.subjectconflict resolutionen_US
dc.subjectcoup d’étatsen_US
dc.subjectAfrican Union Peace and Security Councilen_US
dc.subjectMadagascar coupen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the opportunities and challenges of the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) in conflict resolution and peace maintenance: the case of the Madagascar coup (2009)en_US
thesis.degree.advisorPatel, H
thesis.degree.countryZimbabween_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical and Administrative Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.facultyFaculty of Social Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Zimbabween_US
thesis.degree.grantoremailspecialcol@uzlib.uz.ac.zw
thesis.degree.levelMScen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in International Relationsen_US
thesis.degree.thesistypeThesisen_US
dc.date.defense2012-04


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