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Title:The problem of violence: local conflict settlement in contemporary Africa
Editors:Klute, GeorgISNI
Embaló, BirgitISNI
Year:2011
Issue:21
Pages:480
Language:English
Series:Topics in interdisciplinary African studies
City of publisher:Köln
Publisher:Rüdiger Köppe Verlag
ISBN:3896458914; 9783896458919
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Guinea-Bissau
Subjects:violence
conflict resolution
State-society relationship
legal pluralism
chieftaincy
conference papers (form)
2008
Abstract:This collective volume proposes the argument that in Africa State and non-State legal orders and institutions are entangled. This configuration enables non-State power groups to succeed with their conceptions of order against, or parallel to, the State, the result of which is called 'heterarchical figurations'. The essays, which were first presented at a conference in Guinea-Bissau in December 2008, are grouped into six parts: 1. Theoretical insights; violence, degrees of heterarchy and dimensions of local non-State order; 2. Political violence and the process of democratisation in sub-Saharan Africa (including a chapter on Mauritania); 3. Emergence of heterarchical political figurations (case studies of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea-Bissau); 4. Legal reality in heterarchical figurations: modes of conflict resolution and dimensions of legal pluralism (Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal); 5. Neo-traditional non-State order or chieftaincies (Namibia, Ghana); 6. Violent conflicts: fields and local modes of resolution (Mali, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau/Casamance border, Bijagos islands, Gambia, comparison of local conflicts in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Mali). Authors: Alice Bellagamba, Bakary Camara, Isaie Dougnon, Birgit Embaló, Idrissa Embaló, Raul Mendes Fernandes, Joshua Bernard Forrest, Cecil Magbaily Fyle, Christiane Kayser, Georg Klute, Reinhart Kössler, Fodé Abulai Mané, Paulina Mendes, Maria Paula Meneses, Dieter Neubert, Abderrahmane Ngaďde, Stephen Okhonmina, Petr Skalník, Abdoul Aziz Sow, Jordi Tomŕs, Trutz von Trotha, Caterina Gomes Viegas. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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