|About the Book|
Persistence of violent conflict in Africa indicates that modern international methods are ineffective. This study examines traditional conflict management practices that can be found on the African continent, and looks at similar practices elsewhere, such as the Middle East and China, for comparison. Examples of African conflict management practices are presented, and their characteristics are discussed in the context of both internal meaning and external comparisons. Chapters are in sections on managing conflict in traditional African societies, other traditional approaches to reconciliation, and applying traditional methods to modern conflict management.