SADC and the African Union’s Evolving Security Architecture

Hammerstad, Anne (2004) SADC and the African Union’s Evolving Security Architecture. In: South African Yearbook of International Affairs 2003/4. South African Institute of International Affairs , Johannesburg, South Africa, pp. 237-242. ISBN 1-919969-27-6. (Full text available)

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Abstract

The year 2003 was another one of great expectations and modest achievements for the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security (the Organ). The Organ’s achievements were soon overshadowed by continental developments, as the security structures of the African Union (AU) began to take shape with surprising speed. Firstly, this chapter argues why the Organ’s achievements in 2003, although grand on paper, in reality have done little to overcome the greatest obstacles to security integration in the region. Secondly, it describes the AU’s new security architecture; and, thirdly, it discusses how SADC will manage to remain a relevant actor on the African continent in the immediate future through its role as one of the AU’s subregional ‘legs’.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Conflict Analysis Research Centre
Depositing User: Anne Hammerstad
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2009 15:06
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 04:17
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22295 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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