reconciliatory potential of the revival of tradition. Th e prominent village alliance system in the Central Moluccas called pela serves as an example how ‘traditional’ mechanisms were used in order to foster reconciliation. Th is paper also analyses challenges and problems of the revival-reconciliation interplay
threat posed by the Madurese. This notion that the vio- lence was caused by cultural factors was factored into government policy and peace initiatives, and was to a ﬀ ect the prospects for reconciliation and return of the displaced. The authors suggest these understandings of violence played a key role
groups for engaging in the warfare, while others tirelessly involved in peacebuilding and reconciliation processes by, among others, initiating and supporting peacebuilding groups in both state and society (see, e.g., Wilson, 2008; Pariela, 2008; Duncan, 2013; Al Qurtuby, 2016). It is not exaggeration to
International Studies ( GSIS ). Chun’s research interests include international reconciliation theory, conflict management and foreign policy. Her publications appeared and will appear in Japanese Journal of Political Science , Pacific Focus , International Journal, Asia Europe Journal , International
knowledge development. Nou is also conducting research on the current Khmer Rouge Tribunal and on issues of reconciliation, reparation, and healing justuce. Her exploration into the possibility of involving perpetrators and their children and grandchildren in the healing process began in 2011, when Nou
.email@example.com] Ben LARKE has been based in East Timor since 2000. He began working with the Timorese Commission for Truth, Reception and Reconciliation in 2002 and was employed as the Adviser to the Community Reconciliation Process (CRP) for the 18-month period that it was operational, eventually compiling the
strictly in terms of adherence to the Hindu faith. Th e movement was also promoted by a local media-tycoon and became a major election issue. Th e revitalisation of local traditions as a strategy of reconciliation is the
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(Berghahn, 2010) and has published several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. Her current research is on the cultural dimension of reconciliation in Indonesia. Institutional address: Grüneburgplatz 1, Institut für Ethnologie, Goethe-University Frankfurt, 60323 Frankfurt/Main, Germany. [E
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