Anglais Civil Society and Peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Anthropocene


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This book examines civil society's peacebuilding role in sub-Saharan Africa in the contextof climate change and the pursuit of environmental peace and justice in the Anthropocene.Five main research themes emerge from its 20 chapters:· The roles of environmental peacemaking, environmental justice, ecologicaleducation and eco-ethics in helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change· Peacebuilding by CSOs after violent conflicts, with particular reference toaccountability, reconciliation and healing· CSO involvement in democratic processes and political transition after violentconflicts· Relationships between local CSOs and their foreign funders and the interactionsbetween CSOs and the African Union's peace and security architecture.· The particular role of faith-based CSOsThe book underlines the centrality of dialogue to African peacebuilding and the indigenouswisdom and philosophies on which itis based. Such wisdom will be a key resource inconfronting the existential challenges of the Anthropocene.The book will be a significant resource for researchers, academics and policymakersconcerned with the challenge of climate change, its interactions with armed conflict and thepeacebuilding role of CSOs.· This pathbreaking book shows why peacebuilding analysis and efforts need to beurgently re-oriented towards the existential challenges of environmental peace andjustice.· It explains the emerging conceptual frameworks which are needed for this new role.· It explains the critical role that CSOs - local and international - will play inimplementing this new peacebuilding approach, with particular reference to sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Jean Chrysostome K. Kiyala, Geoff Thomas Harris

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    17 009 Ko

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