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Peacebuilding, Memory and Reconciliation: Bridging Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches Bruno Charbonneau

Peacebuilding, Memory and Reconciliation: Bridging Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches

Bruno Charbonneau

Published June 28th 2013
ISBN : 9781299701045
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273 pages
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This book aims to bridge the gap between what are generally referred to as top-down and bottom-up approaches to peacebuilding.After the experience of a physical and psychological trauma, the period of individual healing and recovery is intertwinedMoreThis book aims to bridge the gap between what are generally referred to as top-down and bottom-up approaches to peacebuilding.After the experience of a physical and psychological trauma, the period of individual healing and recovery is intertwined with political and social reconciliation. The prospects for social and political reconciliation are undermined when a top-down approach is favoured over the bottom-up strategy- the prioritization of structural stability over societal well-being.Peacebuilding, Memory and Reconciliation explores the inextricable link between psychological recovery and socio-political reconciliation, and the political issues that dominate this relationship. Through an examination of the construction of social narratives about or for peace, the text offers a new perspective on peacebuilding, which challenges and questions the very nature of the dichotomy between top-down and bottom-up approaches.This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, peace and conflict studies, social psychology, political science and IR in general.