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Title:Ethnicity, conflicts, and consensus in Ghana
Editor:Tonah, SteveISNI
Year:2007
Pages:260
Language:English
City of publisher:Accra
Publisher:Woeli Publishing Services
ISBN:9988626703; 9789988626709
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:ethnicity
ethnic conflicts
peacebuilding
Abstract:This collective volume explores ethnicity in Ghana in its various dimensions. It discusses how ethnicity relates to and produces conflict. It also explores the establishment of concensus and peacebuilding. The papers in this book provide analyses but also concrete examples of the different forms of conflict in Ghana, whether they result from ethnic animosities, disagreements over religious practices, competition for resources, chieftancy or land-related issues. Titles: Introduction: theoretical and comparative perspectives on ethnicity, conflicts and consensus in Ghana (Steve Tonah); Ethnicity and ethnic relations in Ghana (Victor K. Ametewee); Youth associations and ethnicity in Northern Ghana (Carola Lentz); Understanding the religious conflict between the ethnic Ga traditionalists and charismatic churches in Accra (Freda Brobbey); Chieftancy and ethnic conflict in the Northern Region of Ghana, 1980-2002 (N.J.K. Brukum); Women and witchcraft allegations in Northern Ghana: human rights education between conflict and consensus (Almuth Schauber); Chieftancy disputes in a peri-urban community. The case of Bortianor, Greater Accra Region (Nuhu Atteh and Steve Tonah); Resolving chieftancy succession conflicts in Ghana: lessons from Wungu Province of Mamprugu, Northern Ghana (Steve Tonah); Conflicts, civil society organizations and community peacebuilding practices in Northern Ghana (Emmanuel Bombande); The youth: a necessary partner for conflict resolution, peacebuilding and sustainable development (Janet Mohammed); Managing farmer-herder conflicts in the Middle Volta basin of Ghana (Steve Tonah). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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