Researching violence in Africa : ethical and methodological challenges /

Researching violence and conflict can be challenging for a variety of reasons, including security risks to researchers and informants, restricted or lack of access to informants and field sites, and poor reliability of official data. This book considers the everyday dilemmas researchers face.

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Other Authors: Cramer, Christopher (Professor of political economy), Hammond, Laura, 1967-, Pottier, Johan.
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series:African-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (Series) ; v. 6.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Navigating the terrain of methods and ethics in conflict research / Johan J.P. Pottier, Laura Hammond and Christopher M. Cramer
  • Researching conflict in Africa : a researcher's account of IFE-Modakeke
  • South-Western Nigeria / Olajide O. Akanji
  • Researching children and violence in evolving socio-political contexts / Giorgia Dona
  • Layers of silence : counterinsurgency in northeastern Ethiopia / Laura Hammond
  • Uncertain ethics : researching civil war in Sudan / Sharon E. Hutchinson
  • "From nation to family" : researching gender and sexuality / Danai Mupotsa
  • Cooperative ethics as a new model for cultural research on peace and security / Derek B. Miller and Ron Scollon
  • Hidden agendas in conflict research : informants' interests and research
  • Objectivity in the Niger delta / Ukoha Ukiwo
  • Silence and authoritative speech in post-violence northern Ghana / Martijn Wienia.