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Culture Clash, Peace and World Order

Call for Papers

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair system. They must be no longer than 300 words and must include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for the submissions is Monday 19 January 2015.

Culture covers and entails many aspects of the life of a people. Implicated in this status is the equally valid proposition that successive generations uphold their culture aspiring and attempting to flow into the next but without reciprocal expectation of the succeeding flowing into the previous. Nevertheless, each generation invariably flows into the previous, accepting received culture; sometimes unequivocally or indifferently and at other times with query and scrutiny. When culture is queried or scrutinised, it may be upheld, rejected or make some individuals or groups within the given society to anticipate or envisage rejection. If the latter scenario is engaged then tension arises. The tension which arises affects many segments of the life of the given society often negatively, and may also not be contained within the society.

This stream looks at culture and culture clash and their socio-legal implications on modernity, social, economic and human rights in national, global and comparative contexts. Papers, research and works which examine, discuss, and address these issues with a view to formulating socio-legal responses to peaceful existence and co-existence despite differences in ideology, religion and so forth in a modern world are welcome.

For an informal discussion please contact the convenor at the e-mail address above.

Session Programme (Papers and rooms are subject to change)

Tuesday: Session 1: Social sciences Room 1.66

Session Title

Papers: Co-opting Human Rights Narratives to Justify the ‘Security State’ - Lynsey Mitchell

The Right to Self-Identify and Cultural Belonging in Post-Conflict and Divided Societies - Elizabeth Craig

Tuesday: Session 2: Social sciences Room 1.66

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Papers: ELECTION DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND THE QUESTION OF JUSTICE IN NIGERIA - Muiz Banire
GOVT POLICIES, CULTURE AND SURROGACY IN WEST AFRICA: ISSUES ARISING. - Dennis Odigie

Wednesday: Session 3: Social sciences Room 0.18

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Papers: SEA LEVEL CHANGES, RESOURCE LOSSES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNAL AND SOCIO-POLITICAL CONFLICTS AROUND THE COASTAL SLUM AREAS OF LAGOS, NIGERIA - Alabi Soneye

From Ancient to Modernity: Uneasy Transformation of the Culture of British West Africa and Unending Tensions - Amos Enabulele

World Order: Understanding the Interlock of Custom, Culture and Religion as a Fundamental Tool of achieving Peace - Nwudego Chinwuba