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Unformatted text preview: in divided societies.” Relationship – the basis of the conflict and of its long term solution Encounter – address the past without getting locked into the past (hearing stories –validate and restore) Find innovation – must move outside traditional statist IR political traditions and discourse to do this Reconciliation can be understood as a: Locus – social space, place, location to encounter Focus – oriented towards the relational aspects of conflict Seeks to reframe in order to innovatively address, integrate, and embrace Examples: Rwanda Gacaca courts 1993 PLO-Israeli Peace Accords (Arafat/Rabin) South African Truth and Reconciliation Comm. There must be a “shared vision of a desired future”-Robert Axelrod would say that we must “enlarge the shadow of the future”-Robert Putman’s twenty-year comparative, longitudinal study...
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- Sociology, Peace building