Encouraging apolitical activities focused around the common concerns of communities holds great potential to foster reconciliation in post-atrocity contexts.
Pursuing democratic principles, if they are driven by commitment to mediating values, has great potential to contribute to the success of post-conflict transitions.
The arts may hold healing power in transitioning societies, as they provide a means for survivors of atrocities to deal with the past and tell their stories in a creative way.
The ICC’s involvement in Kenya suggests that accountability efforts are compatible with reconciliation and stabilization efforts in the wake of massive human rights abuses.
Using Habermasian theory as a guideline for mediation practice in the field of conflict resolution enriches the work of the peace builder and can dismantle the criticism that mediation is a tool of Western imperialism.
As it stands today, Russia lacks even the most basic components of a democratic system, and due to Putinism, corruption and Russian culture, it does not appear to be receptive to one.
Although current and controversial voices have been raised that Kosovo’s status as an international protectorate must be broken, the question remains: is independence the ultimate solution?
The Dayton Peace Accords’ dysfunctionality does not originate in the consociational and confederal framework it proposes, but from the wider failings of external state-building projects
Violent Peacekeeping: An Evaluation of the Performance of ECOWAS in the First Liberian Civil War (1989-1996)
The first Liberian civil war is a vital prerequisite in understanding just how fallacious the Economic Community of West African States was in its activities before, during, and after the conflict.
Combined with other factors, such as emotional repression and social alienation, shame may manifest itself in the form of extreme violence, as in the case of the Sierra Leone Civil War.
International courts add a substantial dimension to global governance. However, global justice is still far from being realised.
Balancing theory with practice: the success or failure to protect human lives is contingent on the need to solidify a unanimous consensus on intervention among members of the UN.