With the ending of white minority rule in South Africa, the democratic elections in Mozambique and the renewed efforts at a negotiated settlement of civil war in Angola, Southern Africa has entered a new era. Much more is required, however, to ensure lasting peace and security. The states on the subcontinent are confronted with the twofold task of creating a sound multilateral framework for conducting mutual relations and for accomodating the dominant power—the new democratic South Africa. This book examines the potential for—and the obstacles to—regional co-operation and the process of regional institution-building, emphasizing the need to develop a genuine and indigenous capability for managing and resolving conflict. Throughout, the contributors explore ideas about common norms, principles and concrete measures that lend support for building confidence and security. Finally, the specific experiences in organizing collective security in other parts of the African continent are carefully analyzed.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Appreciating Updike's Syndrome: Southern African Security in the 1990s -- Regional Economic Co-operation and the Development Challenge in Southern Africa -- Time to Decide: Rethinking the Institutional Framework of Regional Co-operation in Southern Africa -- Organizing Collective Security: African Experiences -- Crisis Prevention and Conflict Management in Southern Africa in the Post-Cold War Era -- Security Dilemmas in Southern Africa: A Case for Confidence-building Measures? -- Establishing Democratic Defence Forces in Mozambique: A Case Study -- Towards a Security Regime in Southern Africa: Some Working Suggestions