Researching Conflict in Africa

Insights And Experiences

Publisher: United Nations University Press

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Armed conflict,
  • Research,
  • Ethnic conflict,
  • Sociology,
  • History,
  • Peace,
  • History: World,
  • Africa,
  • International Relations - General,
  • Violence in Society,
  • Social conflict,
  • Violence,
  • Africa - General

Edition Notes

ContributionsElisabeth J. Porter (Editor), Gillian Robinson (Editor), Marie Smyth (Editor), Albrecht Schnabel (Editor), Eghosa Osaghae (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9128213M
ISBN 109280811193
ISBN 109789280811193

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  The General History of Africa is an eight volume publication taking a close look of the history of Africa. The full version of all eight volumes is available online in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. An abridged version is available in English, French, Hausa, Kiswahili, Korean and : Elizabeth Mwarage. 2 The impact of conflict on women and girls in West and Central Africa and the UNICEF response CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT In the United Nations Secretary-General appointed Graça Machel, the former Minister of Education in Mozambique, as an independent expert to carry out a global assessment of the impact of armed conflict on children. war and conflict in africa Download war and conflict in africa or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get war and conflict in africa book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Ethnic conflict in Africa is reaching critical levels. Governments are being toppled. National economies are collapsing. And the potential for civil unrest–even violent encounters–throughout Author: Donald Rothchild.

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The authors provide insights about researching conflict in Africa that were gained through fieldwork experience. This book is of interest to all researchers studying Africa, and those involved in Author: Elisabeth Porter.

The authors provide insights about researching conflict in Africa that were gained through fieldwork experience. This book is of interest to all researchers studying Africa, and those Researching Conflict in Africa book in research about, and within, societies experiencing conflict and violence.

Researching Conflict In Africa: A Researcher’s Account Of Ife-Modakeke, South-Western Nigeria Researching Children And Violence In Evolving Socio-Political Contexts Four Layers Of Silence: Counterinsurgency In Northeastern EthiopiaCited by: 1.

Includes bibliographical references and index Introduction / Eghosa Osaghae and Gillian Robinson -- Insider-outsider issues in researching violent and divided societies / Marie Smyth -- Preventing and managing violent conflict: the role of the researcher / Albrecht Schnabel -- The role and function of research in a divided society: a case study of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria / Bolanle Pages: However much of the literature on research methodology does not address the complexities of conducting research in the midst of violent conflict and massive ethno-political disputes.

This publication examines the ethical and practical issues of researching within violent and divided societies, drawing on case studies from Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa. 2 RESEARCHING CONFLICT IN AFRICA wisdoms that demand innovative and alternative prisms and perspectives.

Fortuitously, scholars have risen to the challenge as the field has been reworked and new paradigms and approaches to the explanation of con-File Size: KB. This book, drawing on research conducted throughout Africa in conflict zones and other insecure environments, considers the everyday dilemmas researchers face.

It provides essential contributions to ongoing challenging debates about the use of alternative and mixed methods in social science research.

This book presents African scholars’ views of why conflicts start in their continent. The causes of conflict are too often examined by scholars from the countries that run the proxy wars and sell the arms to fuel them. This volume offers theoretically sophisticated, empirically grounded, and compelling analyses of the roots of African conflicts.5/5(2).

African violent and nonviolent conflicts are the centerpiece of discussion in this book. With regard to violent conflicts, the emphasis was on armed conflicts. The book also discusses poverty and food insecurity in Africa as examples of nonviolent conflicts.

Twelve popular scholars in theFile Size: KB. understanding a conflict is the first step on the path to addressing it. Before tackling conflicts in Africa one should first consider conflict in general.

Kunkeler & Peters (, p ) summarise the mainstream understanding of conflict, in fact, of armed conflict, that it is a battle between two parties. Alfred G. Nhema is the executive secretary of OSSREA, the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa, Addis Ababa.

He is the author of Democracy in Zimbabwe: From Liberation to is also editor of The Quest for Peace in Africa: Transformations, Democracy and Public is also the co-editor of The Resolution of African Conflicts. Conclusion on Current Conflicts In Africa It’s sad that there is too much conflict on the continent of Africa.

Several conflicts arising almost on a daily basis. It has raised worries in the mind of many who wonder when all conflicts will be resolved and.

This book examines the ethical and practical issues of researching within violent and divided societies. It provides fascinating and factual case studies from Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda and South : Paperback.

This book presents African scholars’ views of why conflicts start in their continent. The causes of conflict are too often examined by scholars from the countries that run the proxy wars and sell the arms to fuel them.

This volume offers theoretically sophisticated, empirically grounded, and compelling analyses of the roots of African conflicts. North Africa was a crucial combat zone during both wars. Colonial production, extraverted and coercive as it already was, was ruthlessly reorganized to produce record amounts of primary agricultural and mineral commodities for the imperial armies and economies.

All in all, Africa made Introduction: The Causes & Costs of War in Africa3File Size: KB. Africa is plagued by a broad spectrum of traditional and non-traditional security threats on the one hand, and yet, as will be seen in this article, home to an emerging regional and international Author: Hussein Solomon.

Book Review: War and Conflict in Africa by Paul D. Williams. Researching conflict in Africa by Elisabeth J. Porter, DecemUnited Nations University Press edition, Paperback in English.

This is a list of conflicts in Africa arranged by country, both on the continent and associated islands, including wars between African nations, civil wars, and wars involving non-African nations that took place within Africa. It encompasses colonial wars, wars of independence, secessionist and separatist conflicts, major episodes of national violence (riots, massacres, etc.), and global.

understand the contemporary conflict in Africa from a broader perspective, thus jettisoning the common trend of defining Africa's conflicts as exclusively ethnic or exclusively external (Solomon, ).

Protracted Social Conflict The theory of protracted social conflict refers to the `prolonged and often violent struggle by. Summary: Parts of Africa experience persistent violence and seemingly intractable conflicts.

These violent conflicts have drawn researchers seeking to determine and explain why conflicts are prevalent, what makes them intensify, and how conflicts can be resolved.

This book addresses these issues. This article explores why Africa has been largely ignored and what some of the root causes of the problems are. Read “Conflicts in Africa—Introduction” to learn more. East Africa Food Crisis Posted Sunday, J Into mid, the world’s worst food crisis is being felt in East Africa, in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

The authors provide insights about researching conflict in Africa that can only be gained through fieldwork experience. This book is of interest to all researchers interested in Africa and to those involved in research about, and within, societies experiencing conflict and violence.".

Water Management and Conflicts in Africa: The Role of Knowledge and Technology Over the last two decades, a plethora of studies have investigated the actual and potential links between environmental change and violent conflict.

In general, the idea of ‘environmental sources of conflict’ has been highly influential, especially. Phases of conflict in Africa / Published: () Researching conflict in Africa insights and experiences / Published: () Bondage of boundaries and identity politics in postcolonial Africa: the 'Northern Problem' and ethno-futures / Published: ().

RELIGION AND CONFLICT IN AFRICA WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON EAST AFRICA Bjørn Møller, Senior Research Fellow, DIIS, [email protected], DIIS, [email protected] anthologies, he is the author of three books. He is presently writing a two-volume book onCivil Wars, Genocides and Interventions.

African Confl icts and Confl ict Size: 1MB. observes that for Africa to overcome the crises of leadership and governance in the continent, those on whom the burden of leadership will fall in the future must fully comprehend their responsibilities, duties and obligation.

They must also be exposed and be prepared to face the challenges of leadership in developing society. Ohio State University. His research and teaching has focused on three linked themes. First is the development of long-term strategies for peace-building. He was Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association from to Second is the expanding peace.

A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. conflict around the world on a regular basis.

Additionally, as the form of warfare changes, so does the implementation and consequences of various war crimes. Genocide, systematic rape, and the use of child soldiers are three of the most significant war crimes facing sub-Saharan Africa today.

Each. IP Power, Conflict and Development in Africa Module convenor: Dr Carl Death Email: [email protected] Many of our images of Africa are of famine, corruption, civil war and ethnic hatred. While there is no denying the prevalence of deprivation and violence on .Keywords: Ambo town, conflict, traditional conflict resolution mechanisms, modern court system 1.

Introductory Note on Conflicts in Ambo Conflict is what dominating the current media coverage. It is the common phenomenon of the world. Putting differently, countries of the world are experiencing conflict in one way or another.CONFLICTS AND CAUSES OF CONFLICTS IN AFRICA.

Conflict can be defined as a clash or disagreement often violent between opposing groups or individuals. It can also be said to be an incompatibility, as of two things that cannot be simultaneously : Chrisantus Oden.