Indigenous Conflict Management Strategie by Adebayo Akanmu G. Benjamin Jesse J. Lundy Brandon D.
We know that since the end of the Cold War conflicts in non-Western countries have been frequent frequently violent largely intra-state and protracted. But what do we know about conflict management and resolution strategies in these societies? Have the dominant Western approaches been transplantable suitable effective durable and sustainable? Would conflicts in non-Western societies be better handled by the adaptation and adoption of customary traditional or localized mechanisms of mitigation? These and similar questions have engaged the attention of scholars and policy-makers. Indigenous Conflict Management Strategies: Global Perspectives is offered as a global compendium on indigenous conflict management strategies. It presents diverse perspectives on the subject. Fully aware of the tendency in the literature to over-generalize over-romanticize and over-criticize the localized and customary mechanisms the book takes a slightly different approach. It presents a variety of traditional conflict management approaches as well as several cases of the successful integration of the indigenous and Western strategies in the contemporary period. The main features strengths challenges and weaknesses of a multitude of indigenous systems are also presented.