Multi Level Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

Multi Level Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

This edited volume examines the group dynamics of social reconciliation in conflict-affected societies by adopting ideas developed in social psychology and the everyday peace discourse in peace and conflict studies.

Author: Kevin P. Clements

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000294019

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This edited volume examines the group dynamics of social reconciliation in conflict-affected societies by adopting ideas developed in social psychology and the everyday peace discourse in peace and conflict studies. The book revisits the intra- and inter-group dynamics of social reconciliation in conflict-affected societies, which have been largely marginalised in mainstream peacebuilding debates. By applying social psychological perspectives and the discourse of everyday peace, the chapters explore the everyday experience of community actors engaged in social and political reconciliation. The first part of the volume introduces conceptual and theoretical studies that focus on the pros and cons of state-level reconciliation and their outcomes, while presenting theoretical insights into dialogical processes upon which reconciliation studies can develop further. The second part presents a series of empirical case studies from around the world, which examine the process of social reconciliation at community levels through the lens of social psychology and discourse analysis. This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, social psychology, discourse analysis and international relations in general.
Categories: Political Science

Multi Level Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

Multi Level Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

levels). This chapter argues that the practice of peacebuilding should come up with holistic, contextualised and systematic approaches to reconciliation. Nevertheless, despite renewed attention to reconciliation in contemporary ...

Author: Kevin P. Clements

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000293999

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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This edited volume examines the group dynamics of social reconciliation in conflict-affected societies by adopting ideas developed in social psychology and the everyday peace discourse in peace and conflict studies. The book revisits the intra- and inter-group dynamics of social reconciliation in conflict-affected societies, which have been largely marginalised in mainstream peacebuilding debates. By applying social psychological perspectives and the discourse of everyday peace, the chapters explore the everyday experience of community actors engaged in social and political reconciliation. The first part of the volume introduces conceptual and theoretical studies that focus on the pros and cons of state-level reconciliation and their outcomes, while presenting theoretical insights into dialogical processes upon which reconciliation studies can develop further. The second part presents a series of empirical case studies from around the world, which examine the process of social reconciliation at community levels through the lens of social psychology and discourse analysis. This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, social psychology, discourse analysis and international relations in general.
Categories: Political Science

Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation

Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation

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

Author: Sarah Maddison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134654109

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This book examines approaches to reconciliation and peacebuilding in settler colonial, post-conflict, and divided societies. In contrast to current literature, this book provides a broader assessment of reconciliation and conflict transformation by applying a distinctive ‘multi-level’ approach. The analysis provides a unique intervention in the field, one that significantly complicates received notions of reconciliation and transitional justice, and considers conflict transformation across the constitutional, institutional, and relational levels of society. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Australia, and Guatemala, the work presents an interdisciplinary study of the complex political challenges facing societies attempting to transition either from violence and authoritarianism to peace and democracy, or from colonialism to post-colonialism. Informed by theories of agonistic democracy, the book conceives of reconciliation as a process that is deeply political, and that prioritises the capacity to retain and develop democratic political contest in societies that have, in other ways, been able to resolve their conflicts. The cases considered suggest that reconciliation is most likely an open-ended process rather than a goal — a process that requires divided societies to pay ongoing attention to reconciliatory efforts at all levels, long after the eyes of the world have moved on from countries where the work of reconciliation is thought to be finished. This book will be of great interest to students of reconciliation, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, transitional justice and IR in general.
Categories: Political Science

Secondary Foreign Policy in Local International Relations

Secondary Foreign Policy in Local International Relations

Peace-building and Reconciliation in Border Regions Martin Klatt, Birte Wassenberg ... The cases demonstrate the wide range of multi-level governance and personal interaction of cross-border regions, but also the persistence of the ...

Author: Martin Klatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351043755

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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This book collects eight case studies on how regional and local government and non-political stakeholders can contribute to reconciliation, peace-building and cooperation across borders. The chapters were originally published in a special issue of Regional & Federal Studies.
Categories: Political Science

Neighborhood Resilience and Urban Conflict

Neighborhood Resilience and Urban Conflict

Multi-level Reconciliation and Peacebuilding Stakeholder Perspectives Edited by Kevin P. Clements and SungYong Lee e Colombian Peace Agreement A Multidisciplinary Assessment Edited by Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora, Andrés Molina-Ochoa, ...

Author: Karina V. Korostelina

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000465952

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

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This book explores the resilience in urban neighborhoods affected by chronic conflict and violence, developing a new model for improving resilience policies. The neighborhood resilience approach is an inclusive form of building positive resilience, which recognizes that local communities possess valuable skills and experience of dealing with crises, and prioritizes the agency of local communities in the production of knowledge and developing practices. The book identifies and describes the repertoire of neighborhood resilience practices organized in four clusters: (1) addressing the structure of conflict; (2) increasing the effectiveness of external resources; (3) enhancing the community capacities; and (4) reflecting the dynamics of identity and power in neighborhoods. One of the key findings of the book is the nonlinear connections between structure and dynamics of conflict and neighborhood resilience practices represented in the Four Loops Model. The concentration on community-based practices addresses macro-level critiques of neo-liberalism in critical resilience studies and encourages rethinking the ways community-based indicators might operate in combination with existing macro indicators of resilience. The bottom-up indicators provide more specific details and essential localized experiences for improving resilience policies at the national level. This book will be of much interest to students of conflict resolution, resilience, urban studies, and US politics.
Categories: Political Science

Conflict Resolution after the Pandemic

Conflict Resolution after the Pandemic

Multi-level Reconciliation and Peacebuilding Stakeholder Perspectives Edited by Kevin P. Clements and SungYong Lee The Colombian Peace Agreement A Multidisciplinary Assessment Edited by Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora, Andrés Molina-Ochoa, ...

Author: Richard E. Rubenstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000388732

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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In this edited volume, experts on conflict resolution examine the impact of the crises triggered by the coronavirus and official responses to it. The pandemic has clearly exacerbated existing social and political conflicts, but, as the book argues, its longer-term effects open the door to both further conflict escalation and dramatic new opportunities for building peace. In a series of short essays combining social analysis with informed speculation, the contributors examine the impact of the coronavirus crisis on a wide variety of issues, including nationality, social class, race, gender, ethnicity, and religion. They conclude that the period of the pandemic may well constitute a historic turning point, since the overall impact of the crisis is to destabilize existing social and political systems. Not only does this systemic shakeup produce the possibility of more intense and violent conflicts, but also presents new opportunities for advancing the related causes of social justice and civic peace. This book will be of great interest to students of peace studies, conflict resolution, public policy and International Relations.
Categories: Political Science

The Colombian Peace Agreement

The Colombian Peace Agreement

... Justice and Values Solon Simmons Healing and Peacebuilding After War Transforming Trauma in Bosnia and Herzegovina Edited by Julianne Funk, Nancy Good and Marie E. Berry Multi-level Reconciliation and Peacebuilding Stakeholder ...

Author: Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000375206

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

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This book is the first systematic, interdisciplinary examination of the peace agreement signed between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to end one of the largest and most violent conflicts in the Western Hemisphere. It discusses the achievements, failures, and challenges of this innovative peace agreement and its implications for Colombia’s future. Contributors include negotiators of the Agreement, judges of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, representatives of the civil society, and leading academic experts in peace studies, human rights, international law, criminal law, transitional justice, political science, and philosophy. Based on the premise that peace is a form of transferable social knowledge, and therefore necessitates transformative social learning, the volume also discusses what other countries can learn from the Colombian experience. This book will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, transitional justice, Latin American politics, human rights, civil wars and International Relations.
Categories: Political Science

Local Peacebuilding and National Peace

Local Peacebuilding and National Peace

national-level strategies Violence negotiating implementing Local-level strategies Violence Civil war ? Civil unrest Peacebuilding ? Multi-level peace process Reconstruction & reconciliation and the differing reactions—levels of ...

Author: Christopher R. Mitchell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441139948

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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Local Peacebuilding and National Peace is a collection of essays that examines the effects of local peacebuilding efforts on national peace initiatives. The book looks at violent and protracted struggles in which local people have sought to make their own peace with local combatants in a variety of ways, and how such initiatives have affected and have been affected by national level strategies. Chapters on theories of local and national peacemaking are combined with chapters on recent efforts to carry out such processes in warn torn societies such as Africa, Asia, and South America, with essays contributed by experts who were actually actively involved in the peacemaking process. With its unique focus on the interaction of peacemaking at local and national levels, the book will fill a gap in the literature. It will be of interest to students and researchers in such fields as peace studies, conflict resolution, international relations, postwar recovery and development.
Categories: Political Science

Peacebuilding and Friction

Peacebuilding and Friction

Reconciliation after Terrorism Strategy, possibility or absurdity? ... 1325 Edited by Theodora-Ismene Gizelis and Louise Olsson Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation Multi-level challenges in deeply divided societies Sarah Maddison.

Author: Annika Björkdahl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317365273

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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This book aims to understand the processes and outcomes that arise from frictional encounters in peacebuilding, when global and local forces meet. Building a sustainable peace after violent conflict is a process that entails competing ideas, political contestation and transformation of power relations. This volume develops the concept of ‘friction’ to better analyse the interplay between global ideas, actors, and practices, and their local counterparts. The chapters examine efforts undertaken to promote sustainable peace in a variety of locations, such as Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Sierra Leone. These case analyses provide a nuanced understanding not simply of local processes, or of the hybrid or mixed agencies, ideas, and processes that are generated, but of the complex interactions that unfold between all of these elements in the context of peacebuilding intervention. The analyses demonstrate how the ambivalent relationship between global and local actors leads to unintended and sometimes counterproductive results of peacebuilding interventions. The approach of this book, with its focus on friction as a conceptual tool, advances the peacebuilding research agenda and adds to two ongoing debates in the peacebuilding field; the debate on hybridity, and the debate on local agency and local ownership. In analysing frictional encounters this volume prepares the ground for a better understanding of the mixed impact peace initiatives have on post-conflict societies. This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, security studies, and international relations in general.
Categories: Political Science

A Liberal Peace

A Liberal Peace

... advocated for a multi-modal and multi-level form of peacebuilding in which all levels of society, comprising the elites, mid-level and grassroots, would engage in different forms of peacebuilding and reconciliation (1997).

Author: Susanna Campbell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780320045

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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Moving beyond the binary argument between those who buy into the aims of creating liberal democratic states grounded in free markets and rule of law, and those who critique and oppose them, this timely and much-needed critical volume takes a fresh look at the liberal peace debate. In doing so, it examines the validity of this critique in contemporary peacebuilding and statebuilding practice through a multitude of case studies - from Afghanistan to Somalia, Sri Lanka to Kosovo. Going further, it investigates the underlying theoretical assumptions of liberal peacebuilding and statebuilding, as well as providing new theoretical propositions for understanding current interventions. Written by some of the most prominent scholars in the field, alongside several new scholars making cutting edge contributions, this is an essential contribution to a rapidly growing interdisciplinary area of study.
Categories: Political Science