CONF 335: Justice and Reconciliation
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Explores justice and reconciliation from a conflict perspective. Drawing on approaches in the interdisciplinary fields of sociolegal studies and conflict analysis and resolution, the course considers these and other questions: How does injustice fuel conflict? What role should justice play in guiding conflict prevention and addressing the aftermath of violence? What is reconciliation and how do we know when it has been achieved? Are justice and reconciliation mutually reinforcing processes or does one stand in the way of the other? The first part of the course focuses on foundational concepts and questions understood through domestic US examples, examining topics such as: gender equality and gender violence, migration and integration, discrimination, identity politics, healing communities, and environmental justice. We then broaden our perspective geographically, as we examine justice and reconciliation as responses to mass atrocity. Limited to three attempts.