Militarization's long shadow: Namibia's legacy of armed violence
AbstractReviewing how the legacy of Namibia's armed conflict has influenced its path of post-conflict reconstruction, the article reflects on the limitations and failures of efforts geared toward the fostering of sustainable peace and the consolidation of democracy. It begins with a short history of the Namibian conflict, then details the immediate post- independence period, focusing on peacebuilding and democratic consolidation (or the lack thereof), and concludes by considering the militaristic dimensions of governance and nation-building in Namibia, emphasizing the links between the legacy of armed violence and contemporary life and politics in this southern African country.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Economists for Peace and Security (UK) in its journal Economics of Peace and Security Journal.
Volume (Year): 1 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Namibia; violence; militarism;
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