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Akanmu G. Adebayo is professor of history and director of the Center for Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University.
Jesse J. Benjamin is professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Kennesaw State University.
Brandon D. Lundy is assistant professor of anthropology and interim associate director of the PhD Program in International Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University.
Jesse Benjamin and Brandon D. Lundy
- Introduction: Indigeneity and Modernity, From Conceptual Category to Strategic Juridical Identity in the Context of Conflict
- Weaving Indigenous and Western Methods of Conflict Resolution in the Andes
Tara Ney, Vanessa Currie, Maureen Maloney, Crystal Reeves, Jillian Ridington, Robin Ridington, and Judith Zwickel
- Traditional Decision-Making in Contemporary Child Welfare: Relying on Dane-zaa Laws to Care for and Protect Children and Families
- Addressing Disputes between First Nations: An Exploration of the Indigenous Legal Lodge
Afua Bonsu Sarpong-Anane
- Globalization and Indigenous Conflict Management: Experiences from Africa
Joseph Kingsley Adjei and Akanmu G. Adebayo
- Indigenous Conflict Resolution Strategies in Monarchical Systems: Comparison of the Nature, Effectiveness and Limitations of the Yoruba and Akan Models
Olusegun O. Onakoya
- Land Ownership In Nigeria: Land Use Act Versus Traditional Land Tenure System
Birthe C. Reimers
- The “Intra-Tutsi Schism” and Its Effect on Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation in the Rwandan Gacaca Courts
- Successful Integration of Western and Indigenous Conflict Management: Swaziland Case Study
Brandon D. Lundy
- Monitoring Conflicts of Interest: Social Conflict in Guinea-Bissau’s Fisheries
Walter Gam Nkwi
- The Changing Roles of Traditional Institutions in Conflict Management: A Historical Perspective from the Bamenda Grassfields, Cameroon
- Jirga an Indigenous institution for peace building in the Pukhtoon belt of Pakistan
- FATA: Finding Common Ground in Uncommon Places
Haluk Baran Bingol and Jesse Benjamin
- Mesopotamia’s Indigenous Revival: Political Discourse, Imagined Sovereignty, and Contemporary Kurdish Representations of Identity
- Socio-political Change and the Evolution of Irrigation Disputes in Rural China: the Jianghan Plain, 1870s-2011
Debarati Sen, Ferdinand Kwaku Danso, and Natalia Meneses
- Conclusion: Culture and Conflict Management: The Need for a Paradigm Shift
This book convincingly stimulates a wider and deeper engagement with indigenous conflict management strategies in a world that has blinded many to the potency of non-Western traditions of conflict resolution, reconciliation, and peacebuilding. It is a welcome and essential resource for scholars and students of politics, culture, and conflict transformation who appreciate the relevance of culture and tradition as essential ingredients of peace, amity, friendship, and global understanding.
— Olutayo C. Adesina, University of Ibadan
This compendium successfully integrates indigenous and Western strategies of conflict management and peace building...a topic of great urgency to our generation as we rebuild that elusive bridge to the future we desire. The book's global examples should read as freshly and remain as relevant to our grand children as it does to us.
— Chapurukha M. Kusimba, American University
Indigenous processes of peacemaking, dismissed as irrelevant and backward tribal rituals for the last five centuries by the state based legal system, and neglected by the newly emerging field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), at long last have begun to gain the attention of a few scholars. The publication of this book elevates the currently fledging scholarship on this critical subject to a much higher level. This book is the first comprehensive volume on the subject of indigenous processes of peacemaking. As such, it will serve as a pioneering piece of scholarly work for years to come. Its scope is comprehensive, its analytical approaches are deep, and it employs interdisciplinary perspectives. It is a must read for those who are interested in this important subject.
— Hamdesa Tuso, University of Manitoba