BUILDING PEACE. SUSTAINABLE RECONCILIATION. IN DIVIDED SOCIETIES. JOHN PAUL LEDERACH. UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE PRESS. John Paul Lederach. This United States Institute of Peace Press publication argues that building peace requires a comprehensive approach. It provides. Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict.

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John Paul Lederach

These are things that are of concern to people who lederxch been victimized and engaged in conflict at the very bottom levels. Within communities, his work has often been at the level of reconciliation within church and family. In he said:. John Paul Lederach, Building Peace: Check out our Quick Start Guide or Video.

A foundational work for peacebuilders. Languages Deutsch Edit links. US Institute of Peace Press. These are people who have ties to the top. New to the site? Lederach was born in Indiana into the family of a local preacher, whom he was named after. These are insiders who are involved in the conflict who are still able to work across the conflict lines to try to bring opposing people together. Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Socieites.

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John Paul Lederach’s Peacebuilding Pyramid

In addition, this volume includes a chapter by practitioner John Pahl that applies Lederach’s conceptual framework to ongoing conflicts in the Horn of Africa. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

But there’s lots of other leaders lower down that actually have key roles to play. Resources covering the destructive conflict dynamics, strategies for limiting those dynamics, and wise and equitable dispute resolution. And then there’s what Lederach calls the middle-range leadership. He holds a Ph.


John Paul Lederach’s Peacebuilding Pyramid | Beyond Intractability

Archived from the original on 4 September Peace and conflict studies: I’m on my way ‘ “. This is a set of ideas that appears in this diagram from page 39 of his seminal book entitled Building Peace which was published in by the US Institute of Peace Press. And the thing that John Paul points out that isn’t totally obvious from this diagram is that often working at that mid-range level is the most effective.

For more information about this idea, you can see John Paul’s book Building Peace: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Sophisticated yet pragmatic, the volume explores the dynamics of contemporary conflict and presents an integrated framework for peacebuilding in which structure, process, resources, training, and evaluation are coordinated in an attempt to transform the conflict and effect reconciliation.

Please Support Our Fundraising Drive. Lederach’s theories of elicitive methods of conflict resolution have been influential [ how? Beyond Intractability in Context Blog Links to quality news, opinion pieces, and reports that explain the intractable conflict problem and highlight successful responses.

My job was to engage in longer term bottom-up grassroots work. Explanations of how the conflict and peacebuilding fields’ fundamental building blocks can help with both intractable and tractable conflicts. Don’t miss upcoming posts, signup for the Newsletter. This diagram shows Lederach’s key idea that there are three different levels of leadership involved at any conflict, and different approaches to building peace that are appropriate peaace use at each level.

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Most attention usually goes to top level leadership, the military, political, and religious leaders that have high visibility. Links to quality news, opinion pieces, and reports that explain the intractable conflict problem and highlight successful responses.


In Somalia where I did a lot of my early work, there was no government and it was a buildimg situation.

If you’re working with the top level leadership, the focus is generally on high-level negotiations, working on cease fires, and ultimate peace agreements. His works have been published in English and Spanish.

Marrying wisdom, insight, and passion, Lederach explains why we need to move beyond “traditional” diplomacy, which often emphasizes top-level leaders and Lederach comes out of the Mennonite tradition and writes within the Catholic tradition.

There will be local peace commissions, they’ll be grassroots conflict resolution trainers, they’ll be trainers on prejudice reduction, psychosocial work, helping people overcome trauma. ColemanEric C. So the most interesting thing about this diagram is that you’ve got the three levels of a conflict-affected population that have few at the top, many at the bottom, and different ways of addressing each of those levels.

Buklding published in in his seminl book Building Peacethis “pyramid” or “triangle,” as it is called is referred to and used by many peacebuilding scholars and practitioners.

See also a summary of the book writing by Tanya Glaser on Beyond Intractability: This is Heidi Burgess, and Johb like to talk briefly about Lfderach Paul Lederach and one of his key ideas which I tend to refer to as his peacebuilding triangle or peacebuilding pyramid. Photo Credits for Homepage and Landings Pages.

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