The past two decades have witnessed the end of several civil wars and authoritarian regimes. In a period shaped by the ideal of democratisation, in which more countries are emerging from deep-rooted conflicts, international attention is turning to the question of how societies with a grievous past face issues of accountability and reconciliation. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book provides a systematic and comparative analysis of reconciliation processes in various societies that in recent years have made a transition from authoritarian to democratic rule, or from war to relative peace. Revisiting case studies from Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia through a lens of comparative analysis, shedding new light on how societies have dealt with their violent pasts, "Roads to Reconciliation" is essential reading for both scholars and practitioners concerned with human rights, transitional justice, or peacebuilding.
In this volume:
Violence against women in the context of urban poverty in Angola
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, Margareth Nangacovie
Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability
Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, and Cath Collins
Towards a framework for impact assessment
Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella Malca, and Trine Eide
After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy
Pobreza Rural em Malanje, Angola
Inge Tvedten, Gilson Lázaro, Eyolf Jul-Larsen, Mateus Agostinho
“Making money in Angola is about connections, not hard work”
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig, Vissolela Chivunda
What causes Latin America’s high incidence of adolescent pregnancy?
Camila Gianella, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado, Angelica Peñas Defago