contextualise the gacaca practice.
Such a contextualisation is important in order to understand processes of territorialisation and deterritorialisation of the gacaca assemblage. Through these notions I am evoking the forces at play in and on the gacaca practice resulting in different types or styles of truth interacting in the gacaca assemblage : the forensic truth , the moral truth , the effectual truth and, what I refer to as the Truth-with-a-Capital-T . The first is a consequence of the design of the court system, the second is derived from the socio
Cultures of governance and conflict resolution in the EU and India
J. Peter Burgess, Oliver P. Richmond, and Ranabir Samaddar
lingering notions of national chauvinism, has an
approach to peace and peacebuilding unlike any other. Out of a history
of territorial nationalism Europe has fashioned a hugely successful
(both in historical and contemporary contexts) project of liberalisation,
demilitarisation, anti-nationalism, and deterritorialisation (to a degree),
development, and integrated governance structures and standards.
Witness its embrace of concepts such as ‘normative power’, as a basis
for its legitimate authority.11
Such late European hubris has been nicely punctured, however, as
Samuel Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order revisited
civilization’, Human Figurations, 2:1 (2013). A similar point
is made by H. Kreutzmann, ‘From modernization theory towards the “clash of
civilizations”: directions and paradigm shifts in Samuel Huntington’s analysis
and prognosis of global development’, GeoJournal, 46 (1998), pp. 255–65 at
59 U. Beck, The Cosmopolitan Vision (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2006). For a contemporary survey of this aspect, see B. Bowden, The Empire of Civilization: The
Evolution of an Imperial Idea (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009).
60 The thesis of deterritorialisation may
mobilities occur dialectically and this dyad is required in order to, on the one hand, problematise these notions and, on the other hand, combine both the ‘sedentarist’ perspective which treats place, stability and dwelling as a natural steady state, and the narratives of deterritorialisation, fluidity and liquidity (Bauman 2000 ). Hannam, Sheller and Urry's idea of moorings ( 2006 ) is also beneficial to understand differentiated opportunities and constraints in the processes of adaptation and settling visible in the processes of anchoring (including their material