Chapter

On Peace Accords

John Paul Lederach

in The Moral Imagination

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195174540
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835409 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195174542.003.0005
 On Peace Accords

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This chapter discusses the concept of constructive social change and the challenges of peace accords. It argues that the first step toward genuine change is to understand and publicly recognize that the engagement of deep issues and of people and sustained dialogue, is hard work and does not end with a ceasefire or the signing of a paper. Authentic engagement recognizes that conflict remains. Dialogue is permanent and requires platforms that make such engagement at multiple levels of the affected society possible and continuous.

Keywords: constructive social change; peace agreements; conflict; dialogue

Chapter.  3813 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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