An Assessment of the Implementation of the EAC Peace and Security Architecture.

Mwemezi, Renatus (2019) An Assessment of the Implementation of the EAC Peace and Security Architecture. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study sought to examine the challenges encountered in the implementation of the peace and security architecture for the EAC Region. To this extent the study examined how the architecture evolved, mechanisms adopted to operationalize the same and their effectiveness. Further, the study explores the challengesassociatedwiththecomplianceandimplementationmechanisms,and ultimately suggesting measures intended to address the identified challenges for effective implementation. The study considered various instruments adopted to fast track the process of implementing the said peace and security architecture. Three theories were involved to guide the study: Realism, Neo- liberal institutionalism and Constructivism. The research took a cross-sectional approach involving both primary and secondary approaches and was conducted at the EACHeadquartersinArusha. Questionnairemethodwasusedin collecting datafromrespondents.Inthefinalanalysis,the following were thefindings of the study: lackofshared visionandmissionamongtheEACpartnerstates,financialimplications,pursuit for national interest, lack of commitment by partner states in terms of political will to fulfill joint commitments, mutual suspicion andmistrust, internal division among EAC Partner States, sovereignty concerns, porous borders,andtheabsenceofresponsemechanismwithmandatetorespondduring times of crisis. Keywords: East African Community, Assessment, Peace and Security Architecture, Implementation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 320 Political science
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2021 07:02
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2021 07:02

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