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Reconciliation and Architectures of Commitment: Sequencing Peace in Bougainville

Braithwaite, John; Charlesworth, Hilary; Reddy, Peter; Dunn, Leah


Following a bloody civil war, peace consolidated slowly and sequentially in Bougainville. That sequence was of both a top-down architecture of credible commitment in a formal peace process and layer upon layer of bottom-up reconciliation. Reconciliation was based on indigenous traditions of peacemaking. It also drew on Christian traditions of reconciliation, on training in restorative justice principles and on innovation in womens’ peacebuilding. Peacekeepers opened safe spaces for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Book


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