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Conflicts in Children’s Everyday Lives

Fresh Perspectives on Protracted Crisis in Lebanon

Erik van Ommering

sustainability of conflict transformation initiatives. Hence, and with an eye on complementing, rather than replacing, more conventional readings of conflict in Lebanon, this article aims to elicit young people’s everyday encounters with some manifestations of

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History between Red Brackets

The Cold War in History Museums around the Baltic Sea

Johan Hegardt

project entitled “Art, Culture and Conflict: Transformations of Museums and Memory Culture around the Baltic Sea after 1989,” which was financed by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden. This project also

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Theorizing Democracy and Violence

The Case of Northern Ireland

Adrian Little

This article examines the concept of violence in contemporary political theory focusing in particular on the possibility of rethinking the relationship between violence and democracy. Rather than seeing democracy and violence as contrasting concepts, it argues that democratic societies have always been founded on the basis of violent engagement at some level. And, of course, the modern state has always claimed the legitimate use of force as a key ingredient in its authority. The article contends that many contemporary democratic discourses have lost sight of the integral relationship between democracy and violence. Indeed it is frequently the case that discourses of democracy are couched in ethical terms as the obverse of violence. Ironically, this trend is often most apparent where societies are either making a transition to democracy or where a process of conflict transformation is taking place. The limitations of these approaches for our understanding of violence and democracy will be outlined in this article through an examination of contemporary political developments in Northern Ireland.

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Corrective Capacities

From Unruly Politics to Democratic Capacitación

Susan Ellison

, interpersonal practices of conflicttransformation’ become a mechanism for thwarting socio-political conflict frequently expressed in Bolivia through the collective tactics of siege, street protest and strikes. In so doing, programmes offering capacitación in

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Introduction

The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research

Josepha Ivanka Wessels

concepts as interesting to explore further as dimensions of conflict transformation in which digital memories in cyberspace play, or can play, an important role. The first dimension that was identified is “selective grievability.” Like physical memorials

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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

resort to “cultural” markers of political identity. These comparative angles will enrich and deepen the growing body of scholarship that examines African post-conflict transformations and former conflict participants through the lens of veteranhood and

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Space of Hope for Lebanon’s Missing

Promoting Transitional Justice through a Digital Memorial

Erik Van Ommering and Reem el Soussi

bridge concerns of both academic and “applied” character and render outcomes that speak to both audiences. This dialogue was informed by the first author’s scholarly interest in processes of conflict transformation in Lebanon, with a focus on how violent