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Societies in Transition: Sub-Saharan Africa Between Conflict and Reconciliation
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Societies in Transition: Sub-Saharan Africa Between Conflict and Reconciliation (Hardback)

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The second volume of the trans-disciplinary series "Research in Peace and Reconciliation" looks at ways of dealing with the past in Sub-Saharan Africa in recent decades and highlights the variety of peaceful strategies and processes. It asks to what extent this variety fosters the development of alternative methods for the transformation of violent conflict.The contributions focus on different African countries and regions as Chad, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. They take into account the influence of particular cultural contexts on processes of reconciliation. In doing so, they emphasize the importance of religions, rites, and tribal customs as well as the complex legacy of colonialism. They also look at the presentation of the topic in Western media.Many thanks go to the Ernst-Abbe-Foundation (Jena) for its generous support of the publication.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAfrican historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesPeace studies & conflict resolution Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co KG Publication Date: 16/07/2014 ISBN-13: 9783525560181  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr. theol. Martin Leiner is Professor of Systematic Theology / Ethics at the Theological Faculty at the University of Jena. Maria Palme, M.A., is Research Assistant at the Jena-Center for Reconciliation Studies at the University of Jena. Peggy Stoeckner, M.A. is Assistant of the executive committee of the foundation Ettersberg, Weimar / Research into European Dictatorship.

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