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Title:Determinants of a regional organisation's role in peace and security: the African Union and the European Union compared
Authors:Kingah, StephenISNI
Van Langenhove, LukISNI
Periodical:South African Journal of International Affairs
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:African Union
European Union
international relations
regional security
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10220461.2012.706890
Abstract:This article examines the determinants of the influence of regional organizations in the area of international peace and security. It is aimed at initiating and provoking debate on the preponderant factors shaping that influence. The factors or determinants treated include (1) the willingness of the regional organization to act, (2) the acceptance of its actions and (3) its capacity to discharge such peace-related tasks. The determinants are contingent on nine sub-determinants. The article uses a comparative approach, focusing on the African Union and the European Union after placing the discussion in the context of the relationship between regional organizations and the United Nations in international peace and security efforts. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]