Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in West Africa: Beyond Right and Wrong

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Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in West Africa: Beyond Right and Wrong

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Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in West Africa:Beyond Right and Wrong expands the discourse on indigenous knowledge. With several examples and case histories, the work defines, characterizes, and explains indigenous conflict management strategies in West Africa, particularly in Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon. The book critically evaluates indigenous conflict management strategies with a view to determining their effectiveness in the context of the societies’ history and culture, and the relevance and adaptability of these strategies in contemporary contexts. This book takes a scholarly approach, avoiding romanticizing or idealizing indigenous conflict management strategies in West Africa. It advocates a set of mechanisms by which the best elements of indigenous knowledge and skills in conflict management may be deployed to settle contemporary disputes, and made portable for adoption and adaptation by other complex societies in the region and beyond.

ISBN

978-0-7391-9258-0

Publication Date

11-2014

Publisher

Lexington Books

City

Lanham, MD

Keywords

indigenous conflict management, conflict management strategies

Disciplines

African Studies | International Relations | Peace and Conflict Studies | Political Science

Comments

This book is part of a series:

Conflict and Security in the Developing World

Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies in West Africa: Beyond Right and Wrong


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