Devon Curtis

Devon Curtis is a lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow of Emmanuel College. Her main research interests and publications deal with power-sharing and governance arrangements following conflict, African rebel movements, and critical perspectives on conflict, peace, and development. She is currently writing a book about peacebuilding in Burundi.

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Peacebuilding, Power, and Politics in Africa is a critical reflection on peacebuilding efforts in Africa. The authors expose the tensions and contradictions in different clusters of peacebuilding activities, including peace negotiations; statebuilding; security sector governance; and disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration.

“This is a fine work of collective, substantiated scholarship. Particularly praiseworthy is its list of authors. Many are extremely well known in the field and highly regarded. Many are also African scholars, which is a major contribution of its own, introducing them to a non-Africanist peace building audience and implementing a widely shared, current goal in the field of creating ‘north-south’ networks of scholars.”

Susan Woodward, Professor, PhD Program in Political Science, The Graduate Center, City University of New York