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Introduction: Why Reconciliation?

Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov

in From Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195166439
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166439.003.0001
Introduction: Why Reconciliation?

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Identifying the roots of conflict and resolving such conflict does not necessarily promote stable peace or prevent new conflicts from coming about. Reconciliation, however, is believed to be essential for converting current peace into a more stable peace. Studying reconciliation entails the participation of experts and researchers from several different fields because reconciliation is viewed to be multidisciplinary. This project, which is initiated by two research departments from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, approaches the notion of reconciliation through the perspective of international relations, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, and political science.

Keywords: conflict; peace; reconciliation; multidisciplinary; international relations; philosophy; psychology; sociology; history; political science

Chapter.  2479 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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