††Series: Global Institutions
This new Edition re-examines the African Union at the historic moment of the golden jubilee of the OAU, its predecessor. It examines the AUís efforts in its first decade, points out some of the organizationís weaknesses, and posits options for addressing more effectively the challenges of peace, security, and governance in coming years.
Critically reviews several arrangements and initiatives, including the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
Analyses performance of key institutions and programs of the AU, including the Commission, the Executive Council, the Assembly, and the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) as well as the New Partnership for Africaís Development (NEPAD).
Discusses how far instability and insecurity on the continent are consequences of bad governance and the lack of strategic leadership.
Considers how the absence of a clearly articulated ideology may undermine the implementation of the AU Agenda.
In addition to offering revised and updated chapters throughout, this edition includes one new chapter, which critically discusses the AUís new international partnerships. With an emphasis on the current work of the AU and a view to the future of the organization, this book is essential reading for students and scholars researching African Politics and international organizations.
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