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PACS6902: Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation

In this unit we explore the concept of reconciliation and its relationship to conflict transformation and peacebuilding at personal, community, national and international levels. We will use case studies to highlight the psychological, spiritual, cultural, structural and political dimensions of reconciliation in different contexts such as indigenous/settler relations, restorative justice processes and transitional justice after mass violence.

Code PACS6902
Academic unit
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. analyse the concepts of reconciliation and justice and begin to understand how they interact and contribute to conflict transformation and peacebuilding
  • LO2. develop an awareness of the complexities and contradictions involved in trying to promote reconciliation, including the influences of race, culture, gender and religion
  • LO3. critically assess the design and impact of mechanisms and processes that are intended to promote reconciliation and conflict transformation, including reference to both theory and practice.