ISBN-10:
9280811193
ISBN-13:
9789280811193
Pub. Date:
12/07/2005
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Researching Conflict in Africa: Insights and Experiences

Researching Conflict in Africa: Insights and Experiences

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ISBN-13: 9789280811193
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 12/07/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Elisabeth Porter is INCORE Research Director at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Gillian Robinson is INCORE Director and ARK Director at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Marie Smyth is reader in contemporary political violence at the University of Wales, Aberyswyth. Albrecht Schnabel is a senior fellow in the Research Division of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Switzerland. Eghosa Osaghae is a professor of political science and vice-chancellor of Igbinedion University, Nigeria.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Introduction

PART I: Researching violently divided societies: Ethical, methodological, and policy issues
1. Insider-outsider issues in researching violent and divided societies
2. Preventing and managing violent conflict: The role of the researcher

PART II: Researching ethnic conflict and violent division: African case studies
3. The role and function of research in a divided society: A case study of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria
4. Methodological lessons: Working with Liberian and Togolese refugees in Ghana
5. Applying social work practice to the study of ethnic militias: The Oduduwa People's Congress in Nigeria
6. Researching ethno-political conflicts and violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
7. Accessing the child's voice: Methods used in South Africa
8. Certainty, subjectivity, and truth: Reflections on the ethics of wartime research in Angola
9. Gender research in violently divided societies: Methods and ethics of "international" researchers in Rwanda
Conclusion: Reflections on contemporary research in Africa Index

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