Nicolas, Andrea. (2014) From Process to Procedure. Elders' Mediation and Formality in Central Ethiopia.Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag,MLA Citation
Nicolas, Andrea. From Process To Procedure. Elders' Mediation And Formality In Central Ethiopia. Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014. Print.
From Process to Procedure. Elders' Mediation and Formality in Central Ethiopia.
|Main Author:||Nicolas, Andrea.|
|Published:||Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014.|
|Topics:||Mediation - Ethiopia. | Ethnology - Ethiopia. | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural|
|Regions:||Ethiopia - Social conditions. | Ethiopia.|
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|Physical Description:||1 online resource (409 pages).
|Summary:||This anthropological study describes a specific form of mediation, as it is practiced in Ethiopia (Northeast Africa) by members of the Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups. It introduces elders as male household-heads in their advanced ages, who settle conflicts and arrange marriages for the members of the junior generations. There are not only 'easy' cases dealt with, which one might assume to be too 'unimportant' for state courts or other juridical institutions but also aggravated cases that may affect the wider group or that have inter-ethnic dimensions. The study uses specific case studies of ma.