ERIC Number: ED261944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Conflict and the Common Good. Studies in Third World Societies, Publication Number Twenty-Four.
Merrill, Robert S., Ed.; Willner, Dorothy, Ed.
The fundamental theme of these papers is what constitutes the common good and the issues and problems related to the understanding of that common good. Several anthropologists and a political scientist explore this theme in various geographic settings and from many theoretical and methodological perspectives. Among the countries and cultures represented in the compendium are Nigeria, Ghana, Japan, Singapore, Latin America, Chinatown USA, the Circumpolar North, and Canada. Papers include "Planning Nigeria's New Capital City: Implementation and the Public Good" (Ronald Cohen and John Paden); "Chieftaincy and Constitutionalism in Ghana: The Case of the Third Republic" (Maxwell Owusu); "The Reduction of Rates of Violent Crime: Japan since World War II" (Robert J. Smith); "Planners, Householders and Fertility Reduction" (Robert S. Merrill); "Conflict in Chinatown: Changing Images and Institutions" (Serena Nanda); "Research, Policy and Ideas in Good Currency: The Squatter Settlement Phenomenon" (Lisa R. Peattie); "Internal Colonialism or Self-Sufficiency? Problems and Prospects in the Circumpolar North" (John Dryzek and Oran R. Young); and "Formulating the Common Interest: The Role of Structures in Cree Development" (Richard F. Salisbury). (RM)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Crime, Developing Nations, Ethnic Groups, Family Planning, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Politics, Population Growth, Public Policy, Social Action, Social Problems, World Problems
Department of Anthropology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Dept. of Anthropology.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Ghana; Japan; Nigeria; Singapore