Further reading - Accord Reconciliation and peace processes

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

A suggested further reading list on reconciliation and dealing with legacies of violence, with sections focusing on the Accord Insight 3's four case study contexts - the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict, Colombia, Mindanao (Philippines) and Northern Ireland. 

Key texts - Accord Reconciliation and peace processes

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Key texts drawn from the Accord Insight 3 publication, Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships

A look back - The Accord series on addressing the legacies of violence

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Previous issues of the Accord series have documented reconciliation in peace processes. 'A look back' provides summaries of articles highlighting some of the synergies and tensions between official and unofficial efforts to address legacies of violence. Full articles are available on the Conciliation Resources website: www.c-r.org/accord

The art of the possible: dealing with past violence in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Rachel Clogg, Marina Elbakidze and Arda Inal-Ipa discuss efforts to build new relationships across the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict divide.

Expert analysis - Connecting the dots: reconciliation and peacebuilding

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

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.

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships
Sep 2016

Alexander Ramsbotham and Zahbia Yousuf introduce the Accord Insight 3 project and publication. They emphasise the importance of transforming relationships in peace processes, and draw on the publication's case studies to present four key priorities to enable this transformation:

Paths to peace?

In 2013, qualitative research was conducted on both sides of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict into attitudes towards a range of potential steps that could contribute to transforming the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict. What do people really think, what hopes and fears do they have, and to what extent are predominant attitudes presenting an obstacle to moving forward? The Abkhaz research findings will be published here soon.

Making peace with the past: transforming broken relationships

Aug 2016
Although the importance of reconciliation is increasingly acknowledged by policymakers and practitioners, it is often viewed belatedly and purely as a post-conflict concern. This third Accord Insight reflects on approaches and challenges to address the legacies of violent conflict and stresses the need for efforts to transform relationships between and amongst people and institutions.

The realm of the possible: education

Aug 2016
Front cover - the realm of the possible: education
The Georgian-Abkhaz conflict has had a serious and long-term impact on education, particularly in Abkhazia, but Georgians and Abkhaz alike have identified access to education as a clear area of common interest. The better prepared youth on both sides of the conflict are for engaging in a process in pursuit of peace, the more likely it is that a resolution can be found and that the conflict does not descend into violence again.