Witchcraft, violence and mediation in Africa : a comparative study of Ghana and Cameroon

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dc.contributor.author Roxburgh, Shelagh
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-13T17:20:42Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-13T17:20:42Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53279
dc.description The table of contents for this item can be shared with the requester. The requester may then choose one chapter, up to 10% of the item, as per the Fair Dealing provision of the Canadian Copyright Act en
dc.description.abstract Security, insecurity and protection are all aspects of power relations. This thesis explores how witchcraft-related violence may be addressed through the discipline of political science. A comparative analysis investigates the effectiveness of four actors’ mediation efforts: the state, religious organizations, NGOs and traditional authorities that are typically unable to acknowledge the reality of witchcraft and or address experiences of it, nor answer the needs of those seeking redress. The history of anthropological works in Africa have been justifiably critiqued for dismissing or ridiculing African traditional religions and beliefs. Though the intention to avoid insult is commendable, it is not reason enough to overlook important questions and to evade debate. en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (256 p.) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa en
dc.subject TRADITIONAL SOCIETIES en
dc.subject GHANA en
dc.subject CAMEROON en
dc.subject COLONIZATION en
dc.subject ABUSE OF POWER en
dc.subject VIOLENCE RESEARCH en
dc.subject AFRICA SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.subject SPIRITUALISM en
dc.subject POLITICAL POWER en
dc.subject POLITICAL SCIENCE en
dc.subject FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION en
dc.subject NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS en
dc.title Witchcraft, violence and mediation in Africa : a comparative study of Ghana and Cameroon en
dc.type Thesis en
idrc.project.number 107099
idrc.project.componentnumber 107099006
idrc.project.title IDRC Corporate Awards 2012-2013 en
idrc.copyright.holder Shelagh Roxburgh
idrc.dspace.access Limited Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Social Sciences
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber IC01-9254-11
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