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A Crucial Link: Local Peace Committees and National by Andries Odendaal

By Andries Odendaal

In an important hyperlink: neighborhood Peace Committees and nationwide Peacebuilding, longtime practitioner Andries Odendaal engages within the first comparative learn of neighborhood peace committees (LPCs) and asks the place and if the committees have truly succeeded. Odendaal weaves jointly functional adventure, peacebuilding concept, fresh instances, and sensible instructions for constructing and aiding the paintings of those neighborhood committees.

Odendaal unearths that LPCs will be severe in setting up social unity, facilitating discussion, and combating violence. via their precise skill to have interaction the actual neighborhood facets of clash now not shared all through a rustic in clash, LPCs can foster the good fortune of nationwide agreements, particularly chicken they're officially supported and embedded in a bigger peace infrastructure.

In-depth case experiences offer willing insights into the successes and power demanding situations to enforcing LPCs. Explaining the dynamics of LPCs and their courting to nationwide efforts, Odendaal makes a compelling case for elevated use of LPCs throughout conflicts. development on twenty years of concept at the necessity of society-level methods to peacebuilding, this quantity is a needs to learn for someone operating to advertise peace in divided societies.

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