Building Cooperative Peace in Response to Violence in Emerging Democracies

by Brad Heckman; Jonathan Leit; Jennifer Lofing

Aug 1, 2002
This paper presents a two-year program designed by Partners for Democratic Change, in cooperation with the Alliance for Conflict Transformation, which aimed to analyze and address different forms of violence in diverse communities. The five sections provide an overview of the program, introduce the implementing organizations, describe the design of the program's methodology and training component, analyze case studies on the implementation of the program's skills, and offer lessons learned. Through the analysis of three main categories of violence, and the adaptation of skills and techniques to utilize in managing violent conflict, program participants have succeeded in designing and implementing interventions in violent, post-violent and potentially violent communities, and contributed towards local and regional cooperative peace.
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