Reconciliation, Justice, and Coexistence

Reconciliation, Justice, and Coexistence : Theory and Practice

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Since the end of the Cold War several political agreements have been signed in attempts to resolve longstanding conflicts in such volatile regions as Northern Ireland, Israel-Palestine, South Africa, and Rwanda. This is the first comprehensive volume that examines reconciliation, justice, and coexistence in the post-settlement context from the levels of both theory and practice. Mohammed Abu-Nimer has brought together scholars and practitioners to pose engaging new research questions, and provide lessons and insights to policy makers and anyone interested in post-settlement more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 147.3 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 567g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0739102370
  • 9780739102374

About Mohammed Abu-Nimer

Mohammed Abu-Nimer is Assistant Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution in the School of International Service at American University. He is the author of Dialogue, Conflict Resolution and Change: The Case of Arabs and Jews in Israel (1999).show more

Table of contents

Part 1 Section One: Theoretical Frameworks for Reconciliation in Peaceholding Chapter 2 After Violence, Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Resolution: Coping with Visible and Invisible Effecs of War and Violence Chapter 3 Social-Psychological Processes in Interactive Conflict Analysis and Reconciliation Chapter 4 Changing Forms of Coexistence Chapter 5 The Attainment of Justice through Restoration, Not Litigation: The Subjective Road to Reconciliation Chapter 6 Forgiveness as an Element of Conflict Resolution in Religious Cultures: Walking the Tightrope of Reconciliation and Justice Chapter 7 Negotiating a Revolution: Toward Integrating Relationship Building and Reconciliation into Official Peace Negotiation Chapter 8 Justice and the Burdens of History Chapter 9 Ritual Reconciliation: Transforming Identity/Reframing Conflict Part 10 Section 2: Practice in Reconciliation, Justice, and Coexistence: Selective Case Studies Chapter 11 Coexistence and Reconciliation in the Northern Region of Ghana Chapter 12 Reconciliation and Justice in South Africa: Lessons from the TRC's Community Interventions Chapter 13 The Case of Land in Zimbabwe: Cause of Conflict, Foundation for Sustained Peace Chapter 14 Education for Coexistence in Israel: Potential and Challenges Chapter 15 The Challenge to History: Justice, Coexistence, and Reconciliation Work in Northern Ireland Chapter 16 Understanding Majority and Minority Participation in Interracial and Interethnic Dialogue Chapter 17 Refugee Return in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Coexistence before Reconciliation Chapter 18 Justice and Reconciliation: Postconflict Peacebuilding in Cambodia and Rwanda Part 19 Conclusion: The Long Road to Reconciliationshow more

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This collection of essays edited by Mohammed Abu-Nimer is an excellent contribution to the existing body of work addressing the problems of creating a sustainable peace in societies emerging out of violent conflict. Peace & Change Full of rich and in-depth exploration around these complex themes... the reader is guaranteed a deep and rich comprehensive analysis, along with the insight that there is no one clear formula of reconciliation. Ethnic Conflict Research Digestshow more

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