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Title:The Politics of Permanent Conflict: Farmer-Herder Conflicts in Northern Cameroon
Author:Moritz, MarkISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:Canadian Journal of African Studies
Volume:40
Issue:1
Pages:101-126
Language:English
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:conflict resolution
land conflicts
local government
farmers
pastoralists
Fulani
Tupuri
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Ethnic and Race Relations
Politics and Government
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/25433868
Abstract:The Mayo Kobo conflict started in the 1996 rainy season when Tupuri farmers cleared the campsites of nomadic Fulbe on the banks of the seasonal river Mayo Kobo (Far North Province of Cameroon). This conflict illustrates well how authorities used competition for public lands to create and perpetuate conflicts between migrant Tupuri farmers and nomadic Fulbe pastoralists for personal gain. To illuminate the role of authorities in the Mayo Kobo conflict, the author uses an analytical approach of methodological individualism that considers the costs and benefits of individual actions (and inactions) and assumes individuals to be strategic actors who take advantage of opportunities. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in French. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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