Reconciliation, described as coming to terms with the past, is considered an important component of normalization and development in post-conflict societies. The international community and some political elites promote it as a desired approach to (re)establishing trust and cooperation, ideally leading to clean slate situation, which might be possible only if all sides are fully committed to the process and unconditionally accept its outcomes. Reality, however, is often different. Exploring concepts, practices and experiences in the Balkans and South Africa the contribution studies successes, problems and failures of reconciliation. It attempts to rethink and re-conceptualize reconciliation and develop alternative approaches.
"Rethinking Reconciliation: The Lessons from the Balkans and South Africa,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 17
, Article 5.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol17/iss1/5