Jaye, Thomas Books
About the author: Dr. Thomas Jaye holds the PhD in International Politics from the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has strong interest in broader African security issues, including war to peace transitions, democratization, regional organizations and peacekeeping.2003 0-7734-6806-4
Using the ECOWAS experience in Liberia, the book analyses the strengths and weaknesses of regional intervention in internal wars. It convincingly argues that in conditions of state collapse sovereignty cannot be invoked; that economic, political and military issues must be addressed for any successful regional intervention; and that security outcomes of an intervention help to judge its success or failure.