What shapes does armed social violence take in localities as diverse as Colombia, the UK, Nigeria, Mexico, Myanmar and Guinea-Bissau?
Five sets of respondents explore the actors, factors and dynamics of violence in different settings. They debate issues as diverse as the inter-connectedness of political, social and private violence, the need to work closely with government agencies, civil society and agents of violence, as well as the merits of specific participatory methodologies. They discuss what peacebuilding and other initiatives have achieved, and where they have fallen short. The respondents ask probing questions of the field and of our lead article for Berghof Handbook Dialogue No. 12.
Bernardo Arévalo de León and Ana Glenda Tager's lead article for this Berghof Handbook Dialogue was published online in May 2016.
We are looking forward to soon share with you the full Handbook Dialogue (“Undeclared Wars” – Exploring a Peacebuilding Approach to Armed Social Violence), including an introduction by the editors and a final reflection by our lead authors. It will be available in print and online. We will keep you posted!