Researching Conflict in Africa: Insights and Experiences

Researching Conflict in Africa: Insights and Experiences, ed. Porter, Elisabeth, Robinson, Gillian, Smyth, Marie, Schnabel, Albrecht and Osaghae, Eghosa (Tokyo: UNU Press, 2005).

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  • Editor Porter, Elisabeth
    Robinson, Gillian
    Smyth, Marie
    Schnabel, Albrecht
    Osaghae, Eghosa
    Title Researching Conflict in Africa: Insights and Experiences
    Publication Date 2005
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher UNU Press
    Pages xii,170
    Language eng

    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 seeking to determine and explain why conflicts are prevalent, what makes them intensify, and how conflicts can be resolved. However much of the literature on research methodology does not address the complexities of conducting research in the midst of violent conflict and massive ethno-political disputes. This publication examines the ethical and practical issues of researching within violent and divided societies, drawing on case studies from Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa.

    Copyright Holder UNU Press
    Copyright Year 2005
    Copyright type Creative commons
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