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Title:Impact of conflict on demographic factors and their importance in negotiated settlement in southern Africa
Author:Ahmed, Ghyasuddin
Year:1994
Periodical:Discovery and Innovation
Volume:6
Issue:3
Period:September
Pages:291-299
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:South Africa
Southern Africa
Subjects:social conflicts
conflict resolution
population
politics
political science
Demographic pressures
Abstract:This paper examines the impact of political conflicts on demographic factors and the importance of demographic factors in negotiated conflict settlement in southern Africa. Conflicts have an impact on demographic variables such as nuptiality, fertility, mortality, migration, population distribution or redistribution and occupation. The result is chaotic or unstable societies. The success of negotiated settlement depends on recognizing the demographic balance of society, i.e. the distribution of the people by different ethnic, racial, religious and linguistic groups. Thus, when involved in a negotiated settlement, governments should take the gathering of accurate demographic data very seriously. Bibliogr., note, sum. in English and French.
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