Conflict Transformation And Social Change In Uganda: Remembering after Violence

Hardcover | November 15, 2008

bySusanne Buckley-Zistel

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Drawing on the concept of hermeneutics the book argues that the successes and setbacks of conflict transformation in Teso can be understood through analyzing the impact of memory, identity, closure and power on social change and calls for a comprehensive effort of dealing with the past in war-torn societies.

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Drawing on the concept of hermeneutics the book argues that the successes and setbacks of conflict transformation in Teso can be understood through analyzing the impact of memory, identity, closure and power on social change and calls for a comprehensive effort of dealing with the past in war-torn societies.

SUSANNE BUCKLEY-ZISTEL is a research fellow at the Free University Berlin, Germany, where she directs a project on the Politics of Building Peace. Her previous research projects include dealing with the past after the Rwandan genocide (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt) and the nexus between development assistance and violent conflic...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.79 × 5.59 × 0.74 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537626

ISBN - 13:9780230537620

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Table of Contents

Violent Conflicts and their Termination * Inventing War and Peace * Effective History and the Beginning of the Teso Insurgency * Mediation and the Creation of Peace in Teso * Narrating the Cause of the Teso Insurgency * Facing Past and Future after the Teso Insurgency * Conflict Termination and the Absence of Transformation in Teso * Dealing with the Past of Violent Conflicts

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"The strength of the book is the perspective it offers on the historical origins of the conflict." —Erin K. Baines, University of British Columbia