Reconciliation - Theory and Practice for Development Cooperation

Karen Brounéus
Studies show that war spurs war. Countries in protracted conflict fall into what some call a conflict trap - a vicious circle of repeating war. Over the last decade, the concept of reconciliation has increasingly been discussed as a method to prevent further conflict in war-torn societies. This study highlights some trends in current theory and research on reconciliation and gives practical examples of reconciliation projects in post civil war societies.

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