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Conflict early warning and response mechanisms: tools for enhancing the effectiveness of regional organisations? A comparative study of the AU, ECOWAS, IGAD, ASEAN/ARF and PIF

By Herbert Wulf and Tobias Debiel

Abstract

This paper aims to present a systematic overview of key existing early warning response mechanisms and to analyse to what extent and under what conditions these mechanisms might be a useful peace and security promotion tool for regional organisations. It analyses the strengths and weaknesses of existing EWR mechanisms and the experience of regional organisations in implementing them, as well as examining why some regional organisations have failed to establish such mechanisms

Topics: JZ International relations, U Military Science (General)
Publisher: Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:28495
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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