Civil society’s role in conflict and peace-building is increasingly being recognized: an integral element in conflict, it can act within the conflict dynamic to fuel discord further or to entrench the status quo. Alternatively, it can bring about peaceful resolution and reconciliation. The question at hand is not whether to engage civil society in contexts of conflict, but rather how governmental actors can partner with civil society to induce conflict resolution and conflict transformation. The collection of essays in this volume attempts to explore this nexus between civil society and peace-building, especially in the context of intra-state and identity-driven conflicts, across different regions by focusing on case studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- Civil Society in Confl ict and Peace: An Introduction/Raffaele Marchetti and Nathalie Tocci -- PART I: THEORETICAL -- 1. Confl ict Society: Understanding the Role of Civil Society in Confl ict/Raffaele Marchetti and Nathalie Tocci -- 2. Engaging Civil Society in Peacebuilding/Kateryna Pishchikova and Valeria Izzi -- 3. What Are the Preconditions for Civil Society?/Neera Chandhoke -- PART II: AN ANALYSIS OF INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY IN -- 4. Protecting Humans, Governing International Disorder: Integrated UN Peacekeeping and NGOs/Laura Zanotti -- 5. The Roles of NGOs in Humanitarian Interventions and the Peace Support Operation in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia/Daniela Irrera -- PART III: AN ANALYSIS OF LOCAL CIVIL SOCIETY IN -- 6. ‘Peacebuilding from Below’ in Colombia: The Case-study of the Peace Laboratories/Miguel Barreto Henriques -- 7. The Politics and Identity of Kashmiri Women’s Organizations/Ayesha Ray -- 8. Civil Society and Human Rights Protection in Iraq since 2003/Melek Saral -- 9. The AKP, Civil Society and Turkey’s Kurdish Question/Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere -- 10. Civil Society in Bosnia after Dayton: The role of the Associations of Victims and Relatives of Missing Persons/Valentina Gentile -- 11. Surviving the Peace? The Impact of War-to-Democracy Transitions on Human Rights Organizations in South Africa/Véronique Dudouet -- About the Editors -- Notes on Contributors -- Index.
Raffaele Marchetti, Faculty of Political Science, Luiss University, Rome.
Nathalie Tocci, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome.