Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa

Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa was a senior researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa. Previously, he was a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand, a visiting scholar at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, and a research officer at the Centre for Defense Studies at the University of Zimbabwe. He is the coeditor of Region Building in Southern Africa (2012).

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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