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Dilemmas of pride and pain: sectarian conflict and conflict transformation in Pakistan

Waseem, Mohammad and Kamran, Tahir and Ali, Mukhtar Ahmed and Riikonen, Katja (2010) Dilemmas of pride and pain: sectarian conflict and conflict transformation in Pakistan. Working Paper. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

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Abstract

This study concerns Shia-Sunni conflict and the postconflict restoration of peace in Pakistan. It sets case studies of two 'contested cities' -Jhang and Gilgit- within a wider national and international framework, examining the historical roots of sectarian conflict, the trajectory and nature of the violence, and the restoration of relative calm. It draws on existing analyses of sectarian conflict in Pakistan and case studies in the two cities based on individual and group interviews with key informants, including political and religious leaders, government officials and residents. it argues that unless peace-building tackles the underlying dynamics of intra-religious conflict, it results in negative peace rather than conflict transformation.

Type of Work:Monograph (Working Paper)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Social Sciences
Number of Pages:100
Department:International Development Department
Projects:Religions and Development Research Programme
Series/Collection Name:RaD Working Papers Series
Keywords:Sectarian Violence, Religion, Conflict, Pakistan
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
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Funders:UKAID/DFID
Copyright Status:University of Birmingham, 2010
Copyright Holders:University of Birmingham
ID Code:1652

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