Die Ursachen für die Entstehung und Verschärfung von gewaltsamen Konflikten sind komplex: Machtmissbrauch einer Minderheit zulasten großer Bevölkerungsteile, eine ungenügende Beteiligung der Bevölkerung an politischen Prozessen sowie der ungleiche Zugang zu Ressourcen und sozialen Leistungen spielen hierbei oft eine Rolle.
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How can peace and conflict studies contribute to understanding the conflict dynamics in South Sudan, and how can insights from South Sudan advance academic research? swisspeace’s 5-day summer school provides an overview of current academic and policy debates on conflict resolution, peacebuilding and state building and critically reflects on their relevance for the South Sudan context.
Four practitioners from partner organizations in different countries are invited to share their experience. They will relate how they support the creation of spaces for participation for the people you work with. And they will discuss which competences require people to make use of those spaces and how they are strengthened to build these competences.
The Summer Academy of the Galtung-Institut for Peace Theory and Peace (G-ISA 2017) will take place from 7 to 13 August 2017 (7 days) in Grenzach-Wyhlen located only 10 minutes away from the city centre of Basel in Switzerland. The Galtung-Institut is located in the tri-country region between Germany, Switzerland and France. The course will be conducted by Prof. Johan Galtung (Professor & Founder of Academic Peace Studies and President of the G-I), Prof. Kees van der Veer (Psychologist and Director of the Cultural Studies Foundation in Amsterdam) and Prof.
Civilian peacebuilding plays a crucial role in efforts to transform violent conflict, promote peace, rebuild war-torn societies and prevent the recurrence of violence. This postgraduate course provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding. It analyzes theories, concepts, debates, policies and practices in:
Finding a way to deal with a violent past following events such as civil war, the end of an authoritarian regime or occupation, is often argued to be the basis for lasting peace, democracy and rule of law. International advocacy networks, norms and legal frameworks support national and local actors in the design of mechanisms and processes like truth commissions, tribunals or commemorations. The interactions of these actors shape whether a particular dealing with the past process succeeds in being locally relevant and effective.
What is needed for businesses to operate responsibly in volatile areas? The course explores this question from various angles. It discusses state of the art international standards on business and human rights and ways for companies to implement them. It sheds light on the roles and strategies of companies, governments, international organizations and civil society in promoting responsible business practices.