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dc.contributor.authorNgaruiya, Grace W.
dc.contributor.authorScheffran, Jürgen
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-28T06:12:20Z
dc.date.available2017-12-28T06:12:20Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationEarth Syst. Dynam., 7, 441–452, 2016. www.earth-syst-dynam.net/7/441/2016/; doi:10.5194/esd-7-441-2016en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/17980
dc.descriptionResearch Articleen_US
dc.description.abstractThe change from consensual decision-making arrangements into centralized hierarchical chieftaincy schemes through colonization disrupted many rural conflict resolution mechanisms in Africa. In addition, climate change impacts on land use have introduced additional socio-ecological factors that complicate rural conflict dynamics. Despite the current urgent need for conflict-sensitive adaptation, resolution efficiency of these fused rural institutions has hardly been documented. In this context, we analyse the Loitoktok network for implemented resource conflict resolution structures and identify potential actors to guide conflict-sensitive adaptation. This is based on social network data and processes that are collected using the saturation sampling technique to analyse mechanisms of brokerage. We find that there are three different forms of fused conflict resolution arrangements that integrate traditional institutions and private investors in the community. To effectively implement conflictsensitive adaptation, we recommend the extension officers, the council of elders, local chiefs and private investors as potential conduits of knowledge in rural areas. In conclusion, efficiency of these fused conflict resolution institutions is aided by the presence of holistic resource management policies and diversification in conflict resolution actors and networks.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCopernicus Publicationsen_US
dc.titleActors and networks in resource conflict resolution under climate change in rural Kenyaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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