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Title: Education for peace and reconciliation : from theory to practice : the case of the Ingando Peace and Solidarity Camp in Rwanda
Author: Kearney, James
ISNI:       0000 0004 7655 048X
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2015
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Discussions of genocide and ethnic conflict, and their aftermaths, will nearly always provoke emotions and memories which make navigating the subject difficult. Equal sensitivity can lurk in discussions of how reconciliation and lasting peace can best be sought in the volatile Post-Ethnic Conflict Environment (PECE). The Rwandan Government's primary Ingando Peace and Solidarity Camp serves as an example of a mainly Western-funded project that, although superficially ticking the requisite 'democratic and inclusive' aid-agency boxes, relies almost totally on a perceived 'traditional' approach to post-Genocide reconciliation that hinders a truly open discussion of the past. In this thesis I will discuss how the Ingando phenomenon is being utilized by the Rwandan National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) as a method of establishing unity and social cohesion at the expense of reconciliation, and show how this is reflected in the teaching and content of the work at the camp, where a single view of the past is being promulgated at the expense of open debate.
Supervisor: Donn, Gari Sponsor: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: reconciliation ; Post-Ethnic Conflict Environment ; post-Genocide reconciliation ; social cohesion ; Rwanda