The political economy of conflict and peace: Interrogating chieftaincy and ethnic conflicts in northern Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Braimah, A.I.
dc.contributor.author Mbowura, C.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-28T11:30:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-28T11:30:00Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/356
dc.description Published in Critical Notes on Northern Ghana's Development: History, Geography, Politics and Development in Contention en_US
dc.description.abstract This chapter elucidates the various armed and violent conflicts that characterize and stifle the development of northern Ghana. These conflicts have lingered over a century though armed confrontations have gradually waned and receded recently. The root of these armed conflicts is traceable to the colonial balkanization and amalgamation of ethnic groups and kingdoms into one whole for effective colonial management or administration. Postcolonial governments failed or did little to ?uproot? the seeds of conflict perpetuated by the colonialists. Armed conflicts in northern Ghana are both intraethnic and inter-ethnic with their associated cost to the region and the state at large. Pivotal to the litany of causes of these conflicts in northern Ghana are issues relating to chieftaincy, jurisdiction, and allodial land rights. Resolving these conflicts has so far been elusive. This chapter delineates the political economy of conflicts in northern Ghana and argues that conflicts are largely the bane of the underdevelopment of the region. The chapter concludes by outlining some concrete measures for addressing the conflicts in northern Ghana. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Nova Science Publishers, Inc. en_US
dc.subject Armed conflicts en_US
dc.subject Chieftaincy en_US
dc.subject Conflicts en_US
dc.subject Ethnic en_US
dc.subject Land en_US
dc.subject Northern en_US
dc.title The political economy of conflict and peace: Interrogating chieftaincy and ethnic conflicts in northern Ghana en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US

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