ERIC Number: EJ721731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-1
Reference Count: 45
Developing Agency through Peacebuilding in the Midst of Intractable Conflict: The Case of Israel and Palestine
Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, v35 n4 p393-409 Dec 2005
This paper discusses the presence of "peacebuilding islands" within civil society as potential agents of transformation in the midst of intractable conflict. Focusing on the particular case of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the argument stems from a deconstruction of the legacy of national myopia perpetuated through social and political institutions and the capacity of individuals to impact them. Inspired by feminist organisations and the personal experience of feminist peace activists in Israel and Palestine, the author discusses the intersection of a variety of peacebuilding and educational initiatives as paramount to the building of a culture of peace in the region. The study embraces strategies that challenge the structural, socio-cultural and inter-personal status quo as part of a multi-layered effort at transforming conflict in the Middle East.
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Teaching Methods, Nationalism, Foreign Countries, Peace, Feminism, Conflict, Citizenship Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; Palestine