Analysis of ECOWAS Institutional Framework for Conflict Management

Authors

  • Samuel Osagie Odobo Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan-Nigeria
  • Amos Musa Andekin Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan-Nigeria
  • Kingsley Udegbunam University of Nigeria, Nsuka, Enugu-Nigeria

Abstract

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has evolved conflict management and security framework through which it responds to the myriads of socio-political crisis in the sub-region. This paper assesses the ECOWAS mechanisms for conflict management vis-à-vis the challenges facing the region. It begins by looking at the nature of conflict in West Africa; and then the evolution of ECOWAS conflict management framework. Using content analysis, the paper argues that ECOWAS has evolved a comprehensive conflict management and security framework and has made significant achievements in conflict management in the West African sub-region. It however, recommends peacebuilding efforts that address poverty, human rights abuses and election fraud as well as more synergy and political will to handle religious extremism in the sub-region.

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Published

2017-11-07

How to Cite

Odobo, S. O., Andekin, A. M., & Udegbunam, K. (2017). Analysis of ECOWAS Institutional Framework for Conflict Management. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 8(6), 143. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/10117