Participant Info

First Name
Jessica
Last Name
Piombo
Country
USA
University
Naval Post-Graduate School
Keywords
South Africa, elections, democratization, peacebuilding, conflict mediation, transitional governance, postconflict governance, statebuilding, foreign assistance, development assistance, Burundi, Uganda, U.S. military, U.S. foreign policy in Africa, African security, African peacekeeping
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

  • Peace processes, stabilization and reconstruction (post- and pre-conflict)
  • Transitional and interim governance
  • Constitutional and electoral engineering
  • Democracy and democratization
  • Civil-military coordination in U.S. foreign policy
  • Conflict and conflict management in Africa
  • Terrorism in Africa
  • Ethnicity and political mobilization
  • Ethnic conflict and its management
  • South Africa and Southern African politics


Recent Publications

Books

The US Military in Africa: Enhancing Security and Development? edited by Jessica Piombo. Boulder, CO: First Forum Press (a division of Lynne Rienner Publishers), July 2015.

Institutions, Ethnicity and Political Mobilization in South Africa. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Interim Governments: Institutional Bridges to Peace and Democracy? (edited with Karen Guttieri). Washington, DC: USIP Press, December 2007. (Peer reviewed)

Electoral Politics in South Africa: Assessing the First Democratic Decade (edited with Lia Nijzink). New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (Peer reviewed)
Re-published in South Africa by the Human Sciences Research Council in 2006:
http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/product.php?productid=2160.

 

Articles and Book Chapters

“Evolving Civilian and Military Missions,” in The US Military in Africa: Enhancing Security and Development? edited by Jessica Piombo. Boulder, CO: First Forum Press (a division of Lynne Rienner Publishers), 2015.

“Civil-Military Relations in the Horn of Africa,” in Understanding Complex Military Operations: A Case Study Approach, ed. Karen Guttieri, Volker Franke and Melanne A. Civic. New Jersey: Routledge, 2014.

“Resources and Conflict in Africa,” in The Handbook of African Security, ed. James J. Hentz. New Jersey: Routledge, 2013.
“Perspective: US Africa Policy: Rhetoric Versus Reality.” Current History. May 2012.
“Civil-Military Relations in an Emerging Democracy: South Africa,” in The Handbook of Civil-Military Relations, ed. Thomas Bruneau and Florina Christiana Matei. New Jersey: Routledge Press, 2012.
“Oil Rents and Politics in Africa,” in The Handbook of Oil Politics, ed Robert Looney. New Jersey: Routledge Press, 2012.
“Peacemaking in Burundi: Conflict Resolution versus Conflict Management Strategies,” African Security 3, no. 4 (2010): 239-272.
“Beyond Protecting the Land and the Sea: The Role of the US Navy in Reconstruction,” (with Michael Malley) in Stability from the Sea Naval Roles in Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Operations, ed. James J. Wirtz and Jeffrey A. Larsen. New Jersey: Routledge Press, 2009.
Media Coverage
Country Focus
South Africa

Research Areas

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