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.
Table of Contents
Kevin P. Clements and SungYong Lee
Part I: Reconciliation: Concepts and Approaches
2. Promoting Reconciliation: Going Back to Basics
Kevin P. Clements
3. Behavioural Peacebuilding: Ensuring Sustainable Reconciliation
4. Interreligious Dialogue and the Path to Reconciliation
5. Towards Reconciliation culture(s) in Asian Buddhist Societies?
6. Preventing Violence and Promoting Active Bystandership and Peace and Conflict
7. No Peace without Trust: The Trust and Conflict Map as a Tool for Reconciliation
Mariska Kappmeier, Chiara Venanzetti and J.M. Inton-Campbell
Part II: Reconciliation in Practice
8. The Humanity of the Dead: Rethinking National Reconciliation in Contemporary Timor-Leste
9. Tales of Progress: Creating Inclusive Reconciliation Narratives Post-Conflict
10. Between forgiveness and revenge: The reconstruction of social relationship in post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia
11. Competitive Victimhood, Reconciliation and Intergenerational Responsibility
12. Legitimising peace: Representations of victimhood and reconciliation in the narratives of local peacebuilders in Northern Ireland
13. Modelling Reconciliation and Peace Processes: Lessons from Syrian War Refugees and World War 2
Raymond F. Paloutzian, Zeynep Sagir and F. LeRon Shults
SungYong Lee and Kevin P. Clements
Kevin P. Clements is Emeritus Professor at the University of Otago, New Zealand and the Director of Toda Peace Institute, Japan.
SungYong Lee is Associate Professor of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand.