VOL. 3, NO. 1
‘Africa, Conflicts & Globalization’
“Religious Identity, Democracy and the 2007 Nigerian Elections “ by John N. Paden
Paden argues that Nigeria is a critical case study in a clash of civilizations theory and may serve as a model for Muslim- Christian political accommodation and understanding.
Lyons illustrates how conflict systems and the linkages among different levels of conflict can regionalize or internationalize the struggle for power within a state.
Anastase critically looks at local instruments that increase participation of victims during peace building in conflict regions.
“Visiting” the Past to Understand the STigma of AIDS” by Benedict Carton
Carton’s essay explores the intertwining of historical analysis and the contemporary culture of HIV/AIDS.
“Finding Solid Ground: Civil Society Organizations in a Democratic South Africa” by Lehn M. Benjamin
In her South African case study, Benjamin discusses the role of civil society in fostering democratic institutions and stability in transition countries.
“Globalization at the Micro Level: Mason’s Africa Working Group” by Vandy Kanyako Jr.
In his portray of the African working group, Kanyako discloses how it is both a by-product of globalization as well as its willing agent.
“Modeling Peace Building in Nigeria” by D.F. Davis
In his provocative article, Davis demonstrates how modeling and simulation tools developed for combat operations can be used to conduct analysis of non-combat operations.