MAKING A CASE FOR HUMAN PEACE MODEL FROM BELOW
Keywords:Africa Conflict Liberal peace Interventionism Human peace
At the end of the Second World War, winning allies handed over to the world a victor peace model through the United Nations Charter. Post-independent Africa inherited this dominant model of peace at the peak of the Cold War in the 1960s. Granted that fragile nations continue to depend on the generosity of donor countries to meet their fiscal obligations, the peace of the battle field seems to be pie in the sky for the hapless masses that are exposed to all forms of violence. Using the content analysis method, the paper reviewed the literature on the merits of the liberal peace model in contrast with the victor peace. It found out that the association of the Kantian peace project with western interventionism in conflict zones around Africa was problematic before proposing a human peace paradigm as a contribution towards sustainable peace from below.