Reconciliation After Terrorism: Strategy, Possibility Or Absurdity? by Judith RennerReconciliation After Terrorism: Strategy, Possibility Or Absurdity? by Judith Renner

Reconciliation After Terrorism: Strategy, Possibility Or Absurdity?

EditorJudith Renner, Alexander Spencer

Paperback | October 5, 2013

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Reconciliation after Terrorismbrings together scholars from the hitherto disparate fields of terrorism and reconciliation studies, in order to examine whether reconciliation is a possible strategy for dealing with and ending a terrorist conflict.

Although terrorist activities often play a role in situations of conflict and transition, terrorists are generally not taken into consideration as active participants by researchers and practitioners. In some cases, the terrorists turn into political actors during the reconciliation process and their past is not an issue anymore, as it was the case with the ANC in South Africa. This book examines the notion of reconciliation with terrorists from a theoretical and empirical perspective.

The notion of engagement and reconciliation with terrorist groups is generally seen as problematic, if not impossible. This is somewhat surprising, given that the idea of societal reconciliation has become a common response to state terror- although not usually in situations of conflict with sub-state terrorist actors. Similar to state terror, sub-state terrorism is a sign of a deep societal rift which reconciliation measures may help to overcome. The text investigates the reconciliatory process further, raising the central questions: (a) what constitutes 'reconciliation' as a process and an outcome; and (b) how can reconciliation be facilitated in a situation of social conflict.

This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, transitional justice, conflict resolution, peace and conflict studies and IR in general.

* * *Reconciliation after Terrorismwas featured in the Terrorism Bookshelf: Top 150 Books on Terrorism and Counterterrorism, selected and reviewed by Joshua Sinai. -Perspectives on Terrorism , Vol. 6, No 2, 2012* * *

Judith Renneris a Research Fellow at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.Alexander Spenceris an Assistant Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.
Title:Reconciliation After Terrorism: Strategy, Possibility Or Absurdity?Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.1 × 5.9 × 0.7 inPublished:October 5, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415721334

ISBN - 13:9780415721332


Table of Contents

Introduction: Reconciling the Seemingly Irreconcilable?,Judith Renner and Alexander SpencerPart I: Theoretical Reflections on Reconciliation after Terrorism1. Orthodox Terrorism Theory and Reconciliation: The Transition out of Terrorism,Jason Franks2. Marginalizing 'Victims' and 'Terrorists': Modes of Exclusion in the Reconciliation Process,Michael HumphreyPart II: Empirical Case Studies of Reconciliation in Terrorist Conflicts3. Reconciliation following Terrorism in South Tyrol: A Successful Story of Peacemaking by Consociational Democracy and Power-Sharing,G'nther Pallaver and Manuel Fasser4. Reconciliation and Paramilitaries in Nothern Ireland,Marie Breen Smyth5. Reconciliation with 'Terrorists': Understanding the Legacy of Terror in South Africa,Nokukhanya Mncwabe and Hugo van der Merwe6. Overcoming Terrorism in Peru without Negotiation or Reconciliation,David Scott Palmer7. Undermining Reconciliation: Colombian Peace Spoilers in- and outside the Negotiation Process,Katrin Planta and Carolin Goerzig8. Talking: A Potential Path to Reconciliation in Mindanao,Harmonie Toros9. Terror, Empathy and Reconciliation in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,Yehudith Auerbach and Ifat Klang-Maoz10. Conclusion: The (im)Possibility of Reconciliation in Afghanistan and the 'War on Terror',Judith Renner and Alexander Spencer

Editorial Reviews

¿The density of the contributions, the quality and detail of the research involved and the competence of their authors alone turn this book into a very recommendable read for anybody interested in the issue.¿ ¿ Georg Grote, Europ¿ches Journal f¿r Minderheitenfragen, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2012