Advances in Applied Psychology
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Advances in Applied Psychology, Vol.3, No.2, Jun. 2018, Pub. Date: Jul. 26, 2018
Assessing the Role of Elders in Preserving Peace and Security: A Case Study in South Wollo, Ethiopia
Pages: 29-33 Views: 1703 Downloads: 2499
Authors
[01] Yimer Ali Mohammed, Department of Peace and Development, Wollo University, Dessie, Ethiopia.
Abstract
The paper tried to show the overall role of elders in preserving peace and minimizing conflict in wollo and forward some recommendations in addressing ethnic conflicts. To meet the objectives various methods like interview, participant observation, focus group discussion and case study are involved. The study also reviewed past literature on the role of elders to shed lights on how they maintain peace and security in the dynamics nature of the state. Peoples in Ethiopia are ethnically heterogeneous, having multiplicity of languages and cultures. Hence, the country presents a mosaic of nationalities and has a long history of rich culture and strong social values. Apart from this the study reveals that peoples in wollo has distinct way to resolve conflicts arise mainly for control over resources, such as grazing land, water points, cultivable land and day today social interactions.
Keywords
Elders, Role, South Wollo, Peace and Security
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