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Partisan Commemoration as a Resource for Peacebuilding

Partisan Commemoration as a Resource for Peacebuilding

While partisan commemoration can certainly “harden boundaries” between hostile groups, its potent symbolic resources can also be adapted to maintain community cohesion, legitimize shifts to peaceful politics by providing ideological continuity, and signal a newfound openness to previous adversaries, all in the service of peace.

La Paz Desobediente como Forma de Non-Cooperacion con un Orden Social Inhumano

La Paz Desobediente como Forma de Non-Cooperacion con un Orden Social Inhumano

La paz desobediente trata acerca de desarrollar colectivamente conocimiento por medio de la reflexión y la acción, poniendo en tela de juicio algunos supuestos aceptados tácitamente sobre un orden social complejo y la obediencia a la autoridad, y fortaleciendo una identidad moral y planes de acción para desobedecer las órdenes sociales inhumanas.

Demilitarizing the Response to Climate Change

Demilitarizing the Response to Climate Change

National governments, particularly in the Global North, emphasize the militarization of national borders to prevent climate refugees over policies—like reducing carbon emissions—that would actually address the security threat posed by climate change itself.

Is Transitional Justice Helpful or Harmful to Peacebuilding? A Case Study of Kenya

Is Transitional Justice Helpful or Harmful to Peacebuilding? A Case Study of Kenya

Lack of local ownership and elite interference in the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) and International Criminal Court (ICC) transitional justice initiatives constrained the peacebuilding agenda because victims of electoral violence were not able to achieve justice, a critical element of reconciliation.