Connecting Peace, Justice, and ReconciliationElisabeth Porter
Can postconflict states achieve both peace and justice as they deal with a traumatic past? What role does reconciliation play in healing wounds, building trust, and rectifying injustices? This provocative book, incorporating the frameworks of both peace/conflict studies and transitional justice, explores the core challenges that war-torn states confront once the violence has ended.
The book is organized around a series of questions, each one the subject of a chapter, with each chapter presenting a wide range of practical examples and case studies. The author also stakes out a position on each question, encouraging readers to evaluate and respond to ideas, practices, and strategies. Narratives are a notable feature of the work, with the human consequences of war and peace highlighted throughout.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elisabeth Porter is professor of politics and international relations at the University of South Australia. Her recent publications include Peace and Security: Implications for Women and Peacebuilding: Women in International Perspective.
- Connecting Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation.
- Why Are War Narratives Important?
- How Does War Damage Humanity?
- Do Truth Commissions Work?
- Can Trust Be Built in Divided Societies?
- What Can Apology and Forgiveness Achieve?
- Can Compassion Be Practiced in Postconflict Contexts?
- What Happens in Reconciliation?