Accession Number : ADA299636

Title :   Ethnic Conflicts in Africa.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 94-2 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Mishio, Daniel K.

PDF Url : ADA299636

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : This study begins by tracing the causes of ethnic conflicts in Africa. By examining the theories of democracy and conflict resolution, the study seeks to establish conditions required for the resolution of ethnic conflicts. The study primarily seeks to confirm if democracy can resolve ethnic conflicts in Africa. It uses case studies of the democratic country of Ghana for the research. By comparing ethnic conflicts in the two countries, the study seeks to establish the conditions that led to the resolution of the recent ethnic conflict in Ghana. Additionally, this comparison is to determine whether the existence of similar conditions in Liberia can lead to the resolution of ethnic conflict in that country and other countries in Africa. The study concludes that the establishment of a democratic government in Liberia can resolve the ethnic conflict in that country. It also concludes that the establishment of democratic governments in Africa can resolve the ethnic conflicts in Africa. jg p.1

Descriptors :   *ETHNIC GROUPS, *CONFLICT, *AFRICA, THEORY, RESOLUTION, THESES, CASE STUDIES, DEMOCRACY, GHANA, LIBERIA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE