How "Organized hypocrisy" within the standby force is pulling African institutions from the global influence
: Contemporary Africa and the foreseeable world order OUTPUT TYPE
: Chapter in Monograph PUBLICATION YEAR
: F.OnditiSOURCE EDITOR(S)
: F.Onditi, G.Ben-Nun, C.D'alessandro, Z.LeveyKEYWORDS
: AFRICAN UNION
, CONFLICT RESOLUTION
, ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
, ORGANIZED HYPOCRISYDEPARTMENT
: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
: HSRC Library: shelf number 10944
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Organized hypocrisy (henceforth shortened to OH) as a concept brings to the fore the importance of understanding how organizations manage conflicting forces. These forces might otherwise render an organization incapable of effective action and threaten its capability to deliver on its mandate. Much of these organizational dynamics can be understood and illuminated in terms of institutional evolution. Since the restoration of the African Union (AU) in 2002, the continental body and associated institutions have been evolving steadily. In spite of this progress, the organization has been perceived as being too bureaucratic and hypocritical, particularly after the AUs regional mechanism the African Standby Forces (ASFs) failed to achieve the full operational capability in 2015.