Rebuilding Fractured Societies: Reconstruction, Reconciliation and the Changing Nature of Violence – Some Self-Critical Insights from Post-Apartheid South Africa

Rebuilding Fractured Societies: Reconstruction, Reconciliation and the Changing Nature of Violence – Some Self-Critical Insights from Post-Apartheid South Africa

Based primarily on the South African experience, this discussion paper will attempt to offer a broad analysis of some of the key challenges faced by societies emerging from intense conflict, or making the often painful transition from autocratic rule to democracy. In so doing, it will reflect self-critically on some of the challenges of transformation, reconciliation, democratisation and – in particular – on the changing character of conflict and violence in a society such as South Africa in the post-apartheid era.

 

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Graeme Simpson
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Graeme Simpson, Co-founder of CSVR and former Executive Director, is an experienced peacebuilder with international expertise in violence, reconciliation and transitional justice. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from The University of the Witwatersrand, Master's degree History from the University of The Witwatersrand and BA Hons History; African Politics; Industrial sociology from The University of the Witwatersrand.

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