Conflict Transformation and Social Change in Uganda: by Susanne Buckley-Zistel

By Susanne Buckley-Zistel

Drawing at the suggestion of hermeneutics the e-book argues that the successes and setbacks of clash transformation in Teso will be understood via examining the effect of reminiscence, identification, closure and tool on social swap and demands a accomplished attempt of facing the previous in war-torn societies.

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Structure is not ‘external’ to individuals . . 9 Yet, this is not to suggest that structures are merely constructed by action, but rather that actions reproduce them as conditions, as rules and resources, that makes agency possible. So one important insight that derives from Giddens’s structuration theory is that structural properties come into existence through agency as much as agency is constituted through structural properties. And yet, in order to have some impact on structural properties one single act is insufficient – only through repeated action, over space and time, is the agent able to exercise some influence.

As a result, this so-called strategy of indirect rule left deep cleavages between privileged and suppressed sections of the population that – in many cases – have not been overcome to date. In the post-independence period, these cleavages often formed the basis of party politics and political alliances, firmly establishing the divisions in the political structure of the societies. In present history, they give rise to the contestation of citizenship rights for some parts of a society as well as to power struggles.

As a result, this so-called strategy of indirect rule left deep cleavages between privileged and suppressed sections of the population that – in many cases – have not been overcome to date. In the post-independence period, these cleavages often formed the basis of party politics and political alliances, firmly establishing the divisions in the political structure of the societies. In present history, they give rise to the contestation of citizenship rights for some parts of a society as well as to power struggles.

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