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dc.contributor.authorDuncke, Barbara A.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-13T15:50:09Z
dc.date.available2018-09-13T15:50:09Z
dc.date.issued1973
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/32002
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dc.description.abstractThe chief purpose of this thesis is to describe, analyse and evaluate the role the Organization of African Unity has played in African conflicts. In order to be able to view the OAU in a broad perspective the first chapter traces the historical background of Pan- Africanism and the inter -African relations between 1957 -1963 culminating in the foundation of the OAU. The purpose of the second chapter is to provide an analysis of the structure, functions and objectives of the Organization with regard to its role as an instrument of conflict resolution.en
dc.description.abstractThe main focus of the thesis is on three case studies illustrating two types of conflicts with which the OAU was confronted. While chapter III examines two territorial disputes, i.e. the Algerian- Moroccan Territorial Conflict and the Ethiopia -Somalia - Kenya Territorial Dispute, which are examples of conflicts between independent states, chapter IV deals with the Nigerian Civil War as a case study of a crisis stemming from intra -state problems. Taking into account the inherent limitations of comparative analysis, the chapters aim to discuss the performance of the OAU within the context of the specific historical and political character of each dispute.en
dc.description.abstractThe closing chapter suggests some general conclusions about the basic reasons for the success or failure of the OAU in achieving the objective of peace -making in Africa. It attempts to provide some insight into certain categories of problems concerning the international African system with the Organization of African Unity as its institutionalized framework.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2018 Block 20en
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dc.titleRole of the organization of African unity in African conflictsen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc Master of Scienceen


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