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Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution

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This edited volume brings together alternative and innovative approaches in conflict resolution. With traditional military intervention repeatedly leading to the transformation of entire regions into zones of instability and violence (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria), the study of alternative and less violent approaches to conflict resolution has become imperative. Four approaches are presented here: negotiation, religion and gender, reconciliation and forgiveness, and the arts. This volume contains the insights and experiences of fourteen internationally renowned scholars and practitioners from different contexts. Can forgiveness help heal relationships in post-apartheid South Africa? How can art assist dealing with 'unrememberable' events such as the genocide in Rwanda? What transformational resources do women offer in contexts of massive human rights violations? The aim here is twofold: to provide and encourage critical reflection of the approaches presented here and to explore concrete improvements in conflict resolution strategies. In its interdisciplinary and international outlook, this work combines the tried-and-tested approaches from conflict resolution experts in academia, NGOs and civil society, making it an invaluable tool for academics and practitioners alike. Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction / Christine Schliesser -- pt. I Alternative Approaches -- Negotiation -- 2. Introduction to Negotiation / Martin Leiner -- 3. Justice in Negotiations and Conflict Resolution / Rudolf Schuessler -- 4. Beyond Official Negotiations: The Experience of the Community of Sant'Egidio / Cesare Zucconi -- 5. Understanding ̀Resistance' to Transitional Justice / Briony Jones -- pt. II Alternative Approaches -- Gender and Religion -- 6. Introduction to Gender and Religion / David P. Gushee -- 7. Made for Goodness? Women, Ethnic Conflict, and Reconciliation / Carolina Rehrmann -- 8. Religious Dimensions in Conflict Transformation: A Tentative Approach Toward a Reconciliation Methodology / Richard Friedli -- 9. Critical Realist Engagement with Glen Stassen's ̀Just Peacemaking' Approach / David P. Gushee -- pt. III Alternative Approaches -- Reconciliation and Forgiveness -- 10. Introduction to Reconciliation and Forgiveness / Christine Schliesser -- 11. Forgiveness is ̀the wrong word': Empathic Repair and the Potential for Human Connection in the Aftermath of Historical Trauma / Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela -- 12. Alternative and Innovative Approaches to Reconciliation: A South African Perspective / Christo Thesnaar -- 13. Politics of Reconciliation in Post-genocide Rwanda / Christine Schliesser -- pt. IV Alternative Approaches -- The Arts -- 14. Introduction to the Arts / Mary Zournazi -- 15. Genocide, Memory, and the Arts: Memorial Projects in Rwanda of Ùpright Men' and ̀The Garden of Memory' / Bruce Clarke -- 16. Notebook on Peace: Reflections on Cinema and Perception / Mary Zournazi -- pt. V Alternative Approaches -- Conclusion -- 17. Conclusion: From Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation / Martin Leiner.




Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution. (2018). Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution. Springer International Publishing.

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