Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies

Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution

Editors: Leiner, Martin, Schliesser, Christine (Eds.)

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  • Explores alternative and less violent approaches to conflict resolution than traditional military-focused approach
  • Combines the knowledge and insights of experts from academia and NGOs, civil society and politics alike
  • Discusses four innovative fields of development: negotiation, gender and religion, reconciliation and forgiveness, and the arts
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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.

About the authors

Martin Leiner is Chair of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Jena University, Germany, and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Theology of Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is the Founder and Director of the Jena Center for

Christine Schliesser is Academic Associate at the Institute for Social Ethics at Zurich University, Switzerland, and Junior Research Fellow at the Center for Religion, Economics and Politics at Basel University, Switzerland. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-15

    Leiner, Martin (et al.)

  • Introduction to Negotiation

    Pages 19-24

    Leiner, Martin

  • Justice in Negotiations and Conflict Resolution

    Pages 25-36

    Schuessler, Rudolf

  • Beyond Official Negotiations: The Experience of the Community of Sant’Egidio

    Pages 37-46

    Zucconi, Cesare

  • Understanding ‘Resistance’ to Transitional Justice

    Pages 47-58

    Bernath, Julie (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Approaches in Conflict Resolution
Editors
  • Martin Leiner
  • Christine Schliesser
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58359-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58359-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58358-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86387-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 191
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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