Researching conflict in Africa : insights and experiences /

"Parts of Africa experience persistent violence and seemingly intractable conflicts. These generally have deep historical roots dating to colonial periods and before, and many of them have become more destructive in the post-Cold war period. These violent conflicts have drawn researchers seekin...

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Other Authors: Porter, Elisabeth J. (Editor)
Format: Government Document eBook
Published: Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, 2005.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Eghosa Osaghae and Gillian Robinson
  • Insider-outsider issues in researching violent and divided societies / Marie Smyth
  • Preventing and managing violent conflict : the role of the researcher / Albrecht Schnabel
  • The role and function of research in a divided society : a case study of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria / Bolanle Akande Adetoun
  • Methodological lessons : working with Liberian and Togolese refugees in Ghana / Dominic Agyeman
  • Applying social work practice to the study of ethnic militias : the Oduduwa People's Congress in Nigeria / Isaac Olawale Albert
  • Researching ethno-political conflicts and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo / Arsène Mwaka Bwenge
  • Accessing the child's voice : methods used in South Africa / Jacqui Gallinetti
  • Certainty, subjectivity, and truth : reflections on the ethics of wartime research in Angola / J. Zoë Wilson
  • Gender research in violently divided societies : methods and ethics of "international" researchers in Rwanda / Erin K. Baines
  • Conclusion: Reflections on contemporary research in Africa / Elisabeth Porter.