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Article Number - 781C6177621


Vol.1(3), pp. 060-067 , August 2009

ISSN: 2006-9804



Full Length Research Paper

“Agba (elder) as arbitrator: A Yoruba socio political model for conflict resolution” - A review of Lawrence O. Bamikole


Fayemi, Ademola Kazeem




Department of Philosophy, Lagos State University, Badagry expressway, Ojo, P. M. B. 1087, Apapa, Lagos State, Nigeria. 


Email: kcaristotle@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 20 July 2009  Published: 30 August 2009

Copyright © 2009 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


The paper is a critical review of Lawrence O. Bamikole’s paper, “Agba (elder) as Arbitrator: A Yoruba Socio-political Model for Conflict Resolution”. It challenges the fundamental assumptions of Bamikole’s paper as well as its central arguments as false interpretations, incongruent with the Yoruba worldview. Contra Bamikole, the paper argues that the capacity of the agba (elder) to manage conflict shrewdly in traditional Yoruba society was a combined function of the elder’s personality, proverbial communicative prowess, as well as an understanding of the social principles of conflict management in Yoruba culture.   Beyond Bamikole’s narrow conception of agba (elder) as arbitrative agents, the paper holistically explores the concept of agba (elder) as a vital complementary institution for conflict management in contemporary Africa.

 

Key words: Conflict, arbitration, conflict management, agba (elder), peace


APA (2009). “Agba (elder) as arbitrator: A Yoruba socio political model for conflict resolution” - A review of Lawrence O. Bamikole. Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution, 1(3), 060-067.
Chicago Fayemi, Ademola Kazeem. "“Agba (elder) as arbitrator: A Yoruba socio political model for conflict resolution” - A review of Lawrence O. Bamikole." Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution 1, no. 3 (2009): 060-067.
MLA Fayemi, Ademola Kazeem. "“Agba (elder) as arbitrator: A Yoruba socio political model for conflict resolution” - A review of Lawrence O. Bamikole." Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution 1.3 (2009): 060-067.
   
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