Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation: Multi-level by Sarah Maddison

By Sarah Maddison

This publication examines methods to reconciliation and peacebuilding in settler colonial, post-conflict, and divided societies.

In distinction to present literature, this e-book presents a broader overview of reconciliation and clash transformation through utilising a particular ‘multi-level’ process. The research offers a distinct intervention within the box, one who considerably complicates obtained notions of reconciliation and transitional justice, and considers clash transformation around the constitutional, institutional, and relational degrees of society. Drawing on wide fieldwork in South Africa, Northern eire, Australia, and Guatemala, the paintings provides an interdisciplinary examine of the advanced political demanding situations dealing with societies trying to transition both from violence and authoritarianism to peace and democracy, or from colonialism to post-colonialism. proficient via theories of agonistic democracy, the ebook conceives of reconciliation as a strategy that's deeply political, and that prioritises the skill to continue and improve democratic political contest in societies that experience, in alternative ways, been in a position to unravel their conflicts. The circumstances thought of recommend that reconciliation is probably an open-ended procedure instead of a objective — a approach that calls for divided societies to pay ongoing cognizance to reconciliatory efforts in any respect degrees, lengthy after the eyes of the realm have moved on from nations the place the paintings of reconciliation is believed to be finished.

This ebook might be of significant curiosity to scholars of reconciliation, clash transformation, peacebuilding, transitional justice and IR in general.

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