Although the term reconciliation has been widely used in academic literature regarding international and interethnic conflict, the term has an ambiguous nature as it can be used over a wide variety of contexts and perspectives and it can be discussed also at micro and macro levels. Thus, the working definition for this study concerns reconciliation as a fusion of cognitive and emotional processes wherein concerned parties accept relationships of peace and are accompanied by certain political and structural processes during the transition from state to state. This chapter attempts to explain what psychological processes are involved in reconciliation and what the necessary conditions for the transition from conflict to peace are.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||From Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - 3 Oct 2011|
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- Cognitive process
- Emotional process
- Political process
- Psychological process
- Structural process