By Karin Dokken (auth.)
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The regionalization of civil wars has brought about a growing regional cooperation, also in security politics. However, this relatively new trend is accompanied by a parallel process wherein the same politicians (clandestinely) are trying to enrich themselves by means of the transnational war economy of the region. The regionalization of civil wars, the phenomenon of regional implosion, and other regional aspects of war in general are discussed in the second part of Chapter 3. Part 2 of this book focuses on the institutional response to African security challenges.
Both the superpowers approached the continent in the light of their own rivalry. Neither the United States nor the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was particularly attentive to the African realities. Rather, each interpreted African interests in terms of containing the other. Neither allowed African nationalism to take its own course. Both tended to become involved in those states where the transition from colonialism to independence was most turbulent. However, as Chazan et al. point out, “it would be misleading to suggest that the great powers took all the initiatives.
Generally, they foresee a world of more cooperative international relations (Keohane and Nye 1971; Jackson and Sørensen 2003). According to adherents of institutional liberalism, international institutions promote cooperation between states. Institutions also alleviate problems concerning lack of trust between states, and they reduce states’ fear of one another. Earlier institutional liberalists were far more optimistic than are present-day ones. Woodrow Wilson, for example, believed that building international organizations would transform international relations from a “jungle” of chaotic power into a “zoo” of regulated and peaceful intercourse.