Violent Conflicts in Africa: Towards a Holistic Understanding
作者: Mark Chingono
刊名: World Journal of Social Science Research, 2016, Vol.3 (2)
来源数据库: Scholink
DOI: 10.22158/wjssr.v3n2p199
原始语种摘要: Violent conflicts in Africa have claimed millions of lives, displaced many more and mortgaged the continent’s development. Yet, the study of their causes, dynamics and consequences is far from holistic and unified, but is instead fragmented, contested and divided along disciplines. Part of the problem is that, such complex conflicts are not amenable to mono-causal analysis and rigid theorization, but instead can only be better understood through multidisciplinary analyses of contested historical processes in which local and global forces interact to produce contingent, contradictory and ambiguous trajectories of violent change. This paper attempts to build a more holistic understanding of violent conflicts in Africa that transcends the limits of mono-causal and deterministic models of...
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  • Africa 非洲
  • causal 因果
  • contingent 偶然事故
  • deterministic 确定性
  • holistic 完整
  • competing 竞争
  • contradictory 矛盾
  • local 局部的
  • problem 题目
  • global 球状的