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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 22 The application of PRA methods to the study of conflict management in a pastoral society

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 22 The application of PRA methods to the study of conflict management in a pastoral society Michael Bollig Introduction conditioned by economics, social organisation and ideology and it takes time to become Research into conflict management has gained familiar with the various social factors that some attention over the past few years in the affect conflict behaviour. Whilst industrialised field of development studies. Planners and societies have a highly formalised method of resolving conflict, the authorities within many practitioners are being forced to recognise that other societies manage conflicts informally and the success of development projects is not only adapt their methods according to the scope of based on their expertise and on the financial input of donors but also, to a large extent, on the people involved. These societies often have the ability of those people involved in the no fixed laws and there is usually a great deal of development process to manage conflicts in discussion before a solution can be found for a their social environment. specific case. Additionally, their executive powers are often informal and fragmented. Violent conflicts are common worldwide and many development efforts are doomed because Conflict management ...

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