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Title:What colonialism ignored: 'African potentials' for resolving conflicts in southern Africa
Editors:Moyo, SamISNI
Mine, Yoichi
City of publisher:Bamenda
Publisher:Langaa Research & Publishing CIG
ISBN:995676339X; 9789956763399
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
South Africa
Subjects:conflict resolution
African culture
customary courts
truth and reconciliation commissions
land conflicts
Abstract:Contributors to this volume focus on conflict resolution methods in Southern Africa, in a historical and comparative perspective. Contributors draw on examples from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia. The book is a result of the Harare Forum, held on 8-9 December 2011, as part of the 'African potentials' project, a collaboration between Japanese and African scholars. Contents: Introduction: African potentials for conflict resolution and transformation (Sam Moyo and Yoichi Mine). Part I Structure and agency. Southern African potentials to address land-based conflict (Sam Moyo); Utilising 'African potentials' to resolve conflicts in a changing agrarian situation in central Zimbabwe (Grasian Mkodzongi); Guardian or misfeasor? Chiefs' roles in land administration under the 1995 Land Act in Zambia (Shuichi Oyama); Part II National projections. History as an African potential: Namibia, Southern Africa and East Asia in historical connectedness and contemporaneousness (Yoko Nagahara); Creating space for productive deviance: the latent function of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa (Toshihiro Abe); Sharing power for conflict resolution? Pluralism, integrationism and African potentials (Yoichi Mine). Part III The power of conversation. Potential of African philosophy in conflict resolution and peace-building (Zvakanyorwa Wilbert Sadomba); Guided by weak conviction: tentative order and morality among urban dwellers in the unconventional economy of 2008 Zimbabwe (Mayu Hayakawa); Thinking an African politics of peace in an era of increasing violence (Michael Neocosmos). [ASC Leiden abstract]