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Susan Allen Nan and Andrea Strimling

, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Conflict Transformation, and a founding member, former Chair of the Board of Directors, and current Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. ** Andrea Strimling is Commissioner, International and Dispute Resolution

Bruce Hemmer, John Graham, Paula Garb and Marlett Phillips

International Negotiation 11: 129–162, 2006. © 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV. Printed in the Netherlands . 129 * Bruce Hemmer is a Ph.D. candidate in political science and graduate research fellow with the Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, at the University of California, Irvine. He has two years

Susan Allen Nan and Paula Garb

’s Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, and a facilitator and researcher of citizen peacebuild- ing projects with a primary emphasis on action research on the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict. ** Susan Allen Nan is assistant professor and director of certificate programs at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and

Melanie Greenberg

International Negotiation 11: 163–183, 2006. © 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV. Printed in the Netherlands . 163 * Melanie Greenberg is the founder and president of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security, and until recently chaired the board of the Alliance for Peacebuilding (formerly AICPR). She is


James Scambary

that a large amount of donor funding is wasted on poorly conceived and executed peacebuilding exercises. Peacebuilding approaches in East Timor have until recently been largely reactive and shaped by changing understandings – or misunderstandings – of the nature of conflict. In academic discourse

Peacebuilding, Citizenship, and Identity

Empowering Conflict and Dialogue in Multicultural Classrooms


Christina Parker

As communities around the world continue to attract international immigrants, schools have become centers for learning how to engage with people’s multiple ethnic and cultural origins. Ethnocultural minority immigrant students carry diverse histories and perspectives—which can serve as resources for critical reflection about social conflicts. These students’ identities need to be included in the curriculum so that diversity and conflictual issues can be openly discussed.
Immigrant children embody the many issues confronting today’s youth in a global, transnational, and interconnected world. Drawing on in-depth empirical case studies, this book explores the classroom experiences of these children. Varying in social and cultural capital, they contend with social and cultural conflict influenced not only by global politics and familial prejudices, but also by structural exclusion in Western curricula.
In democratic peacebuilding education, diverse students express divergent points of view in open, inclusive dialogue. Negotiating their multiple identities, such children develop skills for managing and responding to that conflict, thereby acquiring tools to challenge dominant hegemonic systems of oppression and control later in life.
In vivid classroom depictions, the reader learns of many outcomes: Young, quiet, and marginalized voices were heard. Dialogic pedagogies encouraged cooperation among students and strengthened class communities. What is more, the implicit and explicit curricula implemented in these diverse classrooms served to shape how students interpreted democracy in multicultural Canada.
The diverse experiences of the young people and teachers in this book illuminate the innermost landscapes of multicultural classrooms, providing deep insight into the social and cultural challenges and opportunities that ethnocultural minority children experience at school.

EU Peacebuilding in Kosovo and Afghanistan

Legality and Accountability


Martina Spernbauer

In EU Peacebuilding in Kosovo and Afghanistan: Legality and Accountability Martina Spernbauer offers a comprehensive account of the EU's peacebuilding toolbox in light of the Union's constitutional architecture under the Treaty of Lisbon. A detailed analysis of EU peacebuilding in Kosovo and Afghanistan, with a focus on the security and justice sectors, demonstrates that the Union's continuous dichotomy between the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and other Union policies is difficult to maintain for this multi-faceted, comprehensive policy framework, which lies at the interface of security, justice and development. Within this analysis, the central questions of compliance of EU external action with international law and international human rights law in particular under CFSP, as well as accountability towards third countries and their nationals are addressed.

Musifiky Mwanasali

context of peacebuilding in the R2P continuum. Th e essay also argues for better coordination between the UN Security Council and the world body’s Economic and Social Council, as well as with the AU’s Peace and Security Council, to ensure a reliable supply of adequate peacebuilding resources to Africa and

Uchenna D. Anyanwu

adherents of these two Abrahamic-cousin faiths. So, Christian-Muslim peacebuilding enthusiasts are compelled to pose certain questions. What could be done to mitigate this unpleasant phenomenon? What can artisans of peace in these two houses of faith do to install transformation that will engender enduring

Jannie Lilja and Kristine Höglund

There is a compelling case to be made for local peacebuilding. The track record of the international community in consolidating peace is mixed, and the number of armed conflicts is increasing. Critics of the liberal peacebuilding framework have exposed the weaknesses of externally supported