By Susanne Buckley-Zistel

ISBN-10: 0230584039

ISBN-13: 9780230584037

ISBN-10: 1349359300

ISBN-13: 9781349359301

ISBN-10: 1403995753

ISBN-13: 9781403995759

ISBN-10: 1403995761

ISBN-13: 9781403995766

Drawing at the proposal of hermeneutics the booklet argues that the successes and setbacks of clash transformation in Teso could be understood via interpreting the effect of reminiscence, id, closure and gear on social switch and demands a finished attempt of facing the earlier in war-torn societies.

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Yet, although at least the conflict-resolution approach considers factors external to the workshop – such as injustices and inequalities as causes for conflicts – the impact of these structural power imbalances on the agency of the parties to the conflict and their performance within a workshop remain neglected. But the ability to settle or resolve a conflict is strongly conditioned by the role the parties play in the society at large. 33 To end a violent conflict, then, it is important to take the socio-political context of both agents and structures into account.

7 There is therefore an important circular movement between agency and structure which forms the main contention of structuration theory: Crucial to the idea of structuration is the theorem of the duality of structure . . The constitution of agents and structures are not two independently given sets of phenomena, a dualism, but represent a duality. According to the notion of the duality of structure, the structural properties of social systems are both medium and outcome 32 Conflict Transformation and Social Change in Uganda of the practices they recursively organize.

In order to be successful, Lederach argues, conflict transformation has to happen on all levels simultaneously; that is, they have to be interdependent. 54 Since societies have their own coping and survival mechanisms and techniques for managing conflicts it is widely accepted that efforts to transform violent conflicts should include, respect and promote resources from within a society and that peacebuilding efforts should build on existing cultural frameworks. 55 Traditional conflict management in Africa In recognition of the importance of culture, under the umbrella of conflict transformation, traditional approaches to terminating conflicts have become increasingly popular among academics and practitioners alike.

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