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Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st Century: The Role of Leaders and Followers

Editors: H. Eric Schockman, Vanessa Hernández and Aldo Boitano (Emerald Group Publishing, 2019)

Description: Conflicts and violence, repression and oppression have always been part of the world, resulting in situations where no one really wins and leading to stalemates that cause the degradation of economic order - and of the human condition. Whether conflicts can be won or not, the human cost must be addressed when building a lasting peace, and this role falls now to our future leaders and followers.

In Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st Century, expert contributors explore the ways in which leaders and followers can bring forth pacifism, peace building, nonviolence, forgiveness and social cooperation. The chapters focus on the role of positive public policies on the national and international order, and the role leadership and followership plays in harmonizing differences and personifying space. They include lessons learned from post-conflict societies in Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chile, and others to remind us all that peace is a collective endeavour where no one can take a back seat.

Bringing together leading scholars and practitioners from the worlds of leadership, followership, transitional justice, and international law, this research provides a blueprint of how people-led, bottom-up, grassroots efforts can foster reconciliation and a more peaceful world.

About the Co-Editors:

H. Eric Schockman is an Associate Professor and Incoming Chair of the Social Sciences Department and Director of the Center for Leadership at Woodbury University. He also teaches in the MPA program at CSU Northridge, and the PhD program in Global Leadership and Change at Pepperdine University.

Vanessa Hernández is an international criminal lawyer with a special interest and expertise in international criminal law, human rights law, and international humanitarian law. Vanessa is currently working at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and as a Senior Editorial Reviewer at the Groningen Journal of International Law.

Aldo Boitano received a Bachelor and Master's in Engineering in December 1992 (Universidad de Chile), an MBA in December 2006 (UNC-Charlotte Belk School of Business), and is currently undertaking a doctoral program in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University. Aldo previously served as a University Professor at Wharton and UNCC.

Praise for Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st Century



Table of Contents

Foreword – Ambassador Rick Barton

Introduction: On Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice H. Eric Schockman, Vanessa Alexandra Hernández Soto and Aldo Boitano de Moras

Part I: Reconciliation

  1. Leading and Following for Transformation in a Radicalized Society – Ira Chaleff
  2. The Role of Work with Psychological Traumatization and Self-help in Peacebuilding and Reconciliation –Charles Tauber and Sandra Marić
  3. Mercy, Justice and Reconciliation: Pope Francis, Inclusive Leadership and the Roman Catholic Church – Douglas Cremer
  4. Uses of a Holding Environment as Container for Stepping Up and Stepping Back in the Context of Truth and Reconciliation – Sara Chace

Part II: Community Building: To Make, Build, and Maintain Peace

  1. Second-generations Perspectives and Practices on Reconciliation after Genocide: A Case Study of Rwanda – Chantal Marie Ingabire and Annamiek Richters
  2. Research Leader-Follower Development for Peacebuilding and Social Justice: The African Young Graduate Scholars Development Program – Sylvester B. Maphosa and Alphonse Keesley
  3. Women Can Make a Difference in Economic Marginalization and Women’s Right to Equity in Post-conflict Context of Sri Lanka: Revival of Challenges and a Perspective Beyond UNRSC 1325 – Ziyana Mohamed Nazeemudeen
  4. Economically Empowering Women as Sustainable Conflict Resolution: A Case Study on Building Peace in Uganda through Social Enterprise – Lisa Liberatore Maracine

Interlude: The Geneva Leadership Alliance: Learning to Lead (and Follow) in Peacebuilding and Social Justice – Patrick Sweet

Part III:  International Law and Social Justice

  1. Women’s Postwar Activism in Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Human Rights Approach to Peacebuilding and Reconciliation through Liminal Space – Edin Ibrahinefedic and Randal Joy Thompson
  2. Climate Justice: Building Opportunities for Women’s Participation and Leadership in the Climate Change Regime – Douglas de Castro
  3. Toxic to Transformational Leadership: Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice as the Paradigm – Lorraine Stefani
  4. Bosnia-Herzegovina: Upstanders and Moral Obedience – Bruce C. Pascoe
  5. The Leadership of the Vicariate of Solidarity during the Dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990) – Fátima Esther Martínez Mejía and Nelson Andrés Ortiz Villalobos

Part IV:  Peacebuilding

  1.  Peace Leadership for Sustainable Change: Lessons from Women PeaceMakers – Whitney McIntyre Miller and Mizneh Omair Alomair
  2.  Beyond Ubuntu: What the World Can Learn about Building Community from Africa – Lyndon Rego, Katleho Mohona and Gavin Peter
  3. Engaging Survivors of Conflict-related Sexual Violence in Social Movements: The Case for Reparations – Malini Laxinarayan and Benjamin Dürr
  4. Conflict Management in Extractive Industries in Indonesia: Leaders-Followers Dynamic to Achieve Perceived Social Justice in Communities – Josephine Marieta, Bagus Takwin, and Corina D. Riantoputra

Epilogue: Democratizing Leadership: Pre-conflict Preventative Peacebuilding – Mike Klein