Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Laos: Perspective for Today's World
About the Book
"Using the case study of Laos, a small landlocked country in Southeast Asia that has seen some of the world's most brutal forms of poverty and violence, this book examines the power of traditional and indigenous conflict resolution systems as a tool for social justice. It explores how the conflict resolution mechanisms build infrastructures that support social harmony, and address larger scale conflicts within communities, nations and international arenas. The book discusses how over centuries, foreign powers have polarised and used the ethnic groups of Laos to support their own agendas, and how in spite of this, the Lao people have consistently managed to recreate the peace and harmony that support their social relationships, whether that is within groups or between many distinct groups. Through the development and use of appropriate grassroots conflict resolution structures that do not require a formal court system and exists outside the political arena, they have been successful in resolving conflictswithin and across cultural groups. The book shows that the conflict resolution systems of Laos are embedded in the fabric of ordinary, everyday life, and operate independently of the hierarchical structures that dominate governing institutions"--
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781138774766
EAN: 9781138774766
Publisher Date: 08 Jul 2015
Binding: Hardcover
Continuations: English
Dewey: 303.690
Illustration: Y
LCCN: 2015001189
No of Pages: 157
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 15 mm
Width: 152 mm
ISBN-10: 1138774766
Publisher: Routledge
Acedemic Level: English
Book Type: English
Depth: 13
Height: 235 mm
Language: English
MediaMail: Y
PrintOnDemand: N
Series Title: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series
Sub Title: Perspective for Today's World