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Title:Building peace from within
Editors:Maphosa, Sylvester B.ISNI
DeLuca, LauraISNI
Keasley, Alphonse
City of publisher:Pretoria
Publisher:Africa Institute of South Africa
ISBN:0798304413; 9780798304405
Geographic term:Africa
conflict resolution
child soldiers
transitional justice
Abstract:While there are numerous examples of failures of conflict resolution in Africa, shown by complex axes of intractable conflict, less attention has been paid to successes. This collective volume examines how successful models of building 'peace from within' on the African continent function. While acknowledging the challenges that exist, it provides positive examples of building 'peace from within' in fragile contexts through many forms of initiatives and actions at different levels: community-based (through individual and/or local peace initiatives), government (through ministries and/or departments), and regional (through external and/or multilateral infrastructure for peace). Besides chapters on peacebuilding in Africa in general, the volume provides case studies on peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the role of women in grassroots peacebuilding in Kenya, ethno-political conflicts in Rwanda, peacebuildinbg and restorative justice in South Africa, reintegration of child soldiers in South Sudan, land disputes and conflict resolution in Tanzania and social media and civil society in the Tunisian revolution. [ASC Leiden abstract]