Whilst there has been relatively little conceptual development of reconciliation in recent times, there has been a marked increase in applied focus on reconciliation frameworks and approaches in a range of conflict contexts. Mark Salter explores how reconciliation can support sustainable peace by assessing how reconciliation is understood conceptually, through what means reconciliation is put into practice, and how reconciliation is enacted in different contexts.
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Connecting the dots
Reconciliation…take[s] the form of a new pact rebuilding the institutions and the rules of democracy. …Make no mistake: a politically reconciled society is not a harmonious society, but rather a society that is militantly diverse.