Zones of conflict in Africa : theories and cases /
edited by George Klay Kieh, Jr. and Ida Rousseau Mukenge.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
viii, 174 p. ; 24 cm.
0275974472 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
0275974472 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-167) and index.
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'œ[M]ost useful to upper level undergraduate or graduate students in courses on conflict management or African politics.'' African Studies Quarterly
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Unpaid Annotation
Examines theories of conflict and then measures them in the light of recent cases of the seemingly endemic civil violence in African countries.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text examines theories of conflict and then measures them in the light of cases of the seemingly endemic civil violence in African countries.
Long Description
Torn by ongoing civil and military violence, Africa presents a challenge to scholars interested in the root causes of conflict. Each conflict is unique, but overall they exhibit common patterns. The contributors of this book employ an eclectic array of current explanations of civil strife and how to resolve it. The first half of the book provides the relevant theoretical background. Theories of conflict and conflict resolution, the larger context of African strife in Africa, and patterns and trends of conflict are discussed. Shifting from the general to the particular, the remaining chapters of this volume gauge the accuracy and usefulness of the current thinking on conflicts by grounding it in case studies drawn from the Great Lakes Region, Liberia, Nigeria, and Zambia.
Table of Contents
Mukenge Theories of Conflict and Conflict Resolution
The Context of Civil conflict in Africa
Civil COnflict in Africa: Patterns and Trends
Conflict and Conflict Management in the Great Lakes Region of Africa
Understanding the Liberian Civil War
Military Rule and Socio-Political Crises in Nigeria
The Somali Civil War
Democratic Consolidation and Civil Conflict in Zambia
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