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Political commemoration and peacebuilding in ethno-national settings: the risk and utility of partisan memory

Political commemoration and peacebuilding in ethno-national settings: the risk and utility of partisan memory Citation: Download journal article. Abstract: This article examines partisan political commemorations and their impact on peacebuilding in ethno-national settings. It considers how commemoration can assume highly partisan, ideological frames working to exacerbate conflict but also argues that partisan forms of commemoration […]

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Political Commemoration: The Inclusion Dynamics of ‘Partisan Commemoration’

Political Commemoration: The Inclusion Dynamics of ‘Partisan Commemoration’ Citation: Download briefing paper. Policy points: • Politically partisan commemoration is a prolific activity in many societies with a history of ethno- national conflict, used and valued by political actors • Politically partisan commemoration appears divisive, but can paradoxically underpin peace by cohering communities ambivalent about the […]

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Through the Looking Glass: Transitional Justice Futures through the Lens of Nationalism, Feminism and Transformative Change

Through the Looking Glass: Transitional Justice Futures through the Lens of Nationalism, Feminism and Transformative Change Citation: Download the journal article or the author’s version. Policy points: • There is a tendency in political forms that follow from transitional justice processes to focus and reinforce identity politics. • While power-sharing and consociationalism-type arrangements provide stability […]

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbours: Assessing the Role of Consociational Politics in Transitional Justice

Good Fences Make Good Neighbours: Assessing the Role of Consociational Politics in Transitional Justice Citation:  Download the working paper. Policy points: • Transitional justice can complement consociationalism by getting at the local where it does not. • Transitional justice has a narrative sensitivity that the institution focused consociationalism has not. • Transitional justice can help […]

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