On the Theory and Practice of Reconciliation: Exploring What Policymakers and Civil Society Leaders Can Do to Overcome Social Conflict and TraumaWaseda Asia Review (2016)
This article (written in Japanese) demonstrates how theories and methods of reconciliation and psycho-social healing can contribute to policy making and civil society initiatives in East Asia in terms of how to tackle deep-rooted historical conflicts over contested memories and politicized identities. It explores a culturally-sensitive use of symbols, ceremonies, and discourse development that can humanize the exchanges between the divided East Asian nations, advocates the development of sustained, broad-based social platforms of communication (with the European precedent in mind), and proposes an expansion and diversification of channels and stakeholder groups capable of creating a more tolerant social space for candid international exchanges.
- East Asia,
Citation InformationTatsushi Arai. "On the Theory and Practice of Reconciliation: Exploring What Policymakers and Civil Society Leaders Can Do to Overcome Social Conflict and Trauma" Waseda Asia Review Vol. 18 (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tatsushi_arai/81/