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Peacebuilding, Conflict and Community Development

Edited by John Eversley, Sinéad Gormally and Avila Kilmurray

Published

Oct 15, 2022

Page count

208 pages

Series

Rethinking Community Development

ISBN

978-1447359340

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Oct 15, 2022

Page count

208 pages

Series

Rethinking Community Development

ISBN

978-1447359333

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Oct 15, 2022

Page count

208 pages

Series

Rethinking Community Development

ISBN

978-1447359357

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Peacebuilding, Conflict and Community Development

How do local communities effectively build peace and reconciliation before, during and after open violence? This trailblazing book gives practical examples, from the Global North, the former Soviet bloc and Global South, on communities addressing conflict in divided and contested societies.

The book draws on a range of critical perspectives and practitioner analysis. The diverse case studies demonstrate the considerable knowledge, skills, commitment, courage and relationships within local communities that a critical community development approach can support and encourage.

Concluding with activists’ perspectives on working with the challenges of violence, the book offers insights for both an understanding of the root causes of conflict and for bottom-up peacebuilding.

John Eversley is Managing Director of two social enterprises: Policy, Practice, Research and Education and Macroscopia.

Sinead Gormally is Senior Lecturer in Community Development and Adult Education at the University of Glasgow.

Avila Kilmurray is Migration and Peacebuilding Executive at The Social Change Initiative.

Introduction ~ John Eversley, Sinéad Gormally and Avila Kilmurray

Everyday Peace as a Community Development Approach ~ Anthony Ware, Vicki-Ann Ware, and Leanne Kelly

Peacebuilding with Youth: Experience in Cúcuta, Colombia ~ Nohora Constanza Niño Vega

Dialogues to develop civil movements in the Caucasus ~ Larissa Sotieva and Juliet Schofield

Working for Social Justice through Community Development in Nigeria ~ Samir Halliru

Memory, truth, and hope: long journeys of justice in Eastern Sri Lanka ~ Sarala Emmanuel and P.B. Gowthaman

Brazil: Public Security as a human right in the favelas ~ Eliana Sousa Silva and Lidiane Malanquini, Redes da Maré

Nepal: Working with community-based women to influence inclusion and peacebuilding ~ Susan Risal

Palestinian storytelling: authoring their own lives ~ Patricia Sellick

Community-based action in Northern Ireland: Activism in a violently contested society ~ Monina O’Prey

Everyday Peace: After Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar’s Rohingya Conflict ~ Vicki-Ann Ware, Anthony Ware and Leanne Kelly

Drawing the threads together ~ John Eversley, Sinéad Gormally and Avila Kilmurray