publication . Doctoral thesis . 2008

Rethinking Reconciliation : Concepts, Methods, and an Empirical Study of Truth Telling and Psychological Health in Rwanda

Brounéus, Karen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning
  • Country: Norway
This dissertation combines psychology with peace and conflict research in a cross-disciplinary approach to reconciliation processes after intrastate armed conflict. Two overarching contributions are made to the field of reconciliation research. The first is conceptual and methodological. The vague concept of reconciliation is defined and operationalized (Paper I), and a method is proposed for how reconciliation may be studied systematically at the national level (Paper II). By discussing what reconciliation is and how we should measure it, comparative research on reconciliation is facilitated which is imperative if we wish to learn of its promises and pitfalls i...
free text keywords: Peace and conflict research, reconciliation, truth commissions, truth telling, peacebuilding, internal conflict, security, witnessing, psychological health, Rwanda, Freds- och konfliktforskning
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