Conflict Trends 2011/4

ACCORD Conflict Trends 2011/4

The year 2011 will certainly go down in history as a watershed year, dominated by political and economic upheavals and natural disasters. The popular uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, together with the global protests under the 'Occupy Movement', have once again highlighted the power that ordinary citizens have to bring about change. The recent slogan of the 'Occupy Movement' – that we should all "live simply so that people can simply live" – should be our guiding principle for forging a new social compact between the state, the private sector and civil society, to ensure some measure of equity and prosperity for all the peoples of the world.

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Editorial

Editorial
by Vasu Gounden

Features

Imperatives for Post-conflict Reconstruction in Libya
by Ibrahim Sharqieh

'Mediation with Muscles or Minds?' Lessons from a Conflict-sensitive Mediation Style in Darfur
by Allard Duursma

The Necessary Conditions for Post-conflict Reconciliation
by Karanja Mbugua

Côte d'Ivoire's Post-conflict Challenges
by David Zounmenou

Comparing Approaches to Reconciliation in South Africa and Rwanda
by Cori Wielenga

Post-amnesty Programme in the Niger Delta: Challenges and Prospects
by Oluwatoyin O. Oluwaniyi

Book Review

The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa's Worst Human Rights Crimes
Reviewed by Linda M. Johnston