There is near universal agreement on the need for reconciliation following violent conflict, and yet the specific elements of what reconciliation involves, how it relates to wider peacebuilding processes, and how to achieve it remain contested. In the context of a growth in intrastate conflicts, this chapter outlines some of the key debates around reconciliation as a process or end-state and explores its key components or tasks. In addition, it describes the multilevel nature of reconciliation and the requirement to tailor interventions accordingly. The chapter concludes with suggestions for future paths of inquiry that might add greater clarity and nuance to the challenge of reconciliation after conflict.
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Peacebuilding, Statebuilding and Peace Formation|
|Editors||Oliver P. Richmond, Gezim Visoka|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Pages||506 – 519|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - Jul 2021|