Occasional Paper

Surveying the Middle Ground : Conceptual Issues and Peace Keeping in Southern Africa

“It is amidst this conceptual uncertainty that attempts have been initiated to enhance the capacity of African states in general, and Southern African states in particular, to participate effectively in multilateral peacekeeping missions through the development of common doctrine and training standards. The purpose of this article is to survey the essence of the contemporary conceptual debate on peacekeeping, and to reflect on its implications for efforts
to enhance the regional peacekeeping capacity in Southern Africa.”