Violence and conflict resolution

Sunshine through wire fence

Case studies:

Violent Youth in Africa

Offers insight into the complex social universe of violence and patronage in Nigeria's oil rich research explores the politics of violent youth in Africa, especially in extractive contexts like the oil rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

Peace cultures and conflict resolution in South Sudan

Explores traditional methods of conflict resolution that can be utilised in resolving the South Sudan civil war. By investigating the Nilotic Lwo peace cultures utilised in family, community and inter-ethnic conflicts, the research shows how these traditional methods could also be utilised for national-level conflict resolution.

This research analyses peace and conflict resolution theories commonly utilised in conventional conflict resolution approaches by using cultural, hegemony and Afrocentric theories as lenses to develop a deeper new understanding of the South Sudan civil war crimes and to propose a potential resolution. Through some ethnographic and anthropological aspects, stories were collected from the Nilotic Lwo, Nilotics and other non-Nilotic people with knowledge and experiences in traditional approaches to conflict resolution and civil war.

Practices of violence, and its reproduction

Researches how the issue of violence interacts with a range of gender issues, including poverty, social exclusion, and access to services; and how the threat and reality of violence impacts on the rights and everyday experiences of marginalised groups who live with consistently high levels of insecurity. Working with NGOs in Latin America that focus on domestic and urban violence, as well as Northern-based NGOs that work with solidarity models of development assistance.

School specialists include:

Dr Akin Iwilade

Dr Polly Wilding

Dr Winnie Bedigen