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Dermot Ahern

13 From peace to reconciliation Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern, TD Introduction Coming as it did at a pivotal time in the political fortunes of Northern Ireland, Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern’s lecture ‘From peace to reconciliation’, on 3 April 2007, provided a unique range of insights into what had, by any reckoning, been a historic series of events. A solicitor by profession, by 2007 he was a highly experienced politician, having represented County Louth for Fianna Fail since 1987. After serving as a Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and

in Peacemaking in the twenty-first century
The global reconciliation discourse and its local performance
Judith Renner

The global reconciliation discourse performs in particular on the local level as it is here, in post-conflict societies, that the reconciliation discourse is deployed as a tool of post-conflict peacebuilding. This chapter focuses on the example of Sierra Leone in order to explore how the global reconciliation discourse is brought to new local contexts and how it performs there. In particular, it aims to

in Discourse, normative change and the quest for reconciliation in global politics
Pat Cox

6 Europe as a force for creative reconciliation President Pat Cox Introduction As he reminded his audience, when Pat Cox delivered his lecture on ‘Europe as a force for creative reconciliation’ on 26 April 2004, the reunification of the continent with the accession to the European Union of ten new members was only six days away. As President of the European Parliament, he was privileged to watch this historic development from a unique vantage point. In June 1989, when he was first elected to the Parliament, such a development was barely imaginable. The European

in Peacemaking in the twenty-first century
Judith Renner

The spread of the reconciliation language as examined in the last chapter is not the only manifestation of the proliferation of reconciliation discourse, but it is accompanied by the diffusion of a corresponding set of reconciliation practices in global politics. More specifically, the proliferation of the language of reconciliation through truth-telling in truth commissions was paralleled by the

in Discourse, normative change and the quest for reconciliation in global politics
Cillian McGrattan

12 Responsibility, justice, and reconciliation in Northern Ireland Cillian McGrattan In an August 2014 interview, which was widely covered north and south of the border, the US diplomat and former senior aide to Bill Clinton, Nancy Soderberg, launched a blistering attack on Northern Ireland’s political class. Soderberg accused Northern Irish politicians of an ‘abysmal abdication of leadership’ in relation to what she saw as their failure to develop a coherent policy programme. They were ‘far too stuck in the past’, she asserted, which made ‘progress vulnerable

in Theories of International Relations and Northern Ireland
Author: Judith Renner

This book offers a new and critical perspective on the global reconciliation technology by highlighting its contingent and highly political character as an authoritative practice of post-conflict peacebuilding. After retracing the emergence of the reconciliation discourse from South Africa to the global level, the book demonstrates how implementing reconciliation in post-conflict societies is a highly political practice which entails potentially undesirable consequences for the post-conflict societies to which it is deployed. Inquiring into the example of Sierra Leone, the book shows how the reconciliation discourse brings about the marginalization and neutralization of political claims and identities of local populations by producing these societies as being composed of the ‘victims’ and ‘perpetrators’ of past human rights violations which are first and foremost in need of reconciliation and healing.

Judith Renner

The reconciliation discourse that became hegemonic in South Africa did not remain limited to that country, but gained a more global reach in the years that followed the South African transition. From the end of the 1990s onwards the language of reconciliation, truth-telling and healing penetrated the discussions of scholars and political practitioners and came to be spoken in numerous political and

in Discourse, normative change and the quest for reconciliation in global politics
Hillary Rodham Clinton

7 Peace and reconciliation in the modern world Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton Introduction Then Senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton opened her lecture on 26 August 2004 by saying that it was a ‘time of great promise and opportunity for the people of Northern Ireland’, when truthfully, many of her listeners there that day would have described a much gloomier picture of an attempt at devolved government that had been stymied for almost a year, with little obvious solution to the impasse in sight. Talks were scheduled for September, 2004, in Leeds Castle; something

in Peacemaking in the twenty-first century
Bert Ingelaere

gacaca process. This will be the entry point to subsume disparate dynamics and features of the gacaca practice. 2 The truth is an elusive and multidimensional concept. In the report of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission four notions of truth are identified ( TRC-SA, 1998 : 110–17). The forensic truth entails answers to the basic questions of who, where, when, how and against whom and possibly the context, causes and patterns of violations. Other dimensions of the truth – narrative, social and restorative – go beyond this factual delineation

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Marie-Luce Desgrandchamps, Lasse Heerten, Arua Oko Omaka, Kevin O'Sullivan, and Bertrand Taithe

Federation. In fact, the idea of reconciliation had been central in the peace negotiation between Biafra and Nigeria even before the end of the war. People expressed concerns as to whether Biafrans would still be accepted back into the Federation as citizens with full rights. Biafrans, with the fear of genocide also wondered what their fate in the future Federation of Nigeria would be. When the war ended and there was no victor, no vanquished, everybody was happy. Then the Federal

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs